December 13 2013 Latest news:
Monday, October 14, 2013
The Mayor of London is urging more Chinese students to study in the capital.
On the second day of a trade mission to China, Boris Johnson was joined by the Chancellor of the Exhequer, George Osborne, at Beijing’s Peking University.
Mr Johnson told the crowd: “I’m here to let students know that if they would like to study internationally, London’s world class higher education intuitions will welcome them with open arms.
“The coveted Peking University has much in common with our top London universities and attracts a fantastic calibre of students from all across Asia.
“In London we offer many acclaimed academic institutions that produce innovative scientists, business leaders and expert doctors. Our creative hubs from St Central Martins to Royal College of Art are filled with a plethora of international artistic master minds shaping the designs of things to come.
“So I hope many young people take me up on the offer to expand their horizons and study in London.”
The number of Chinese people studying in London is rising, with a record 15 ,000 last year, making China London’s number one market for international students.