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Paul Davidson, CEO of Universities Canada
CEO of Universities Canada says half of all students graduate without owing a cent
By the numbers
Following are numbers reported by Universities Canada:
-12 per cent of UPEI student population are international students, on par with the national average.
- 40 per cent of international students in the region indicate they would like to stay in the area after graduation. There are more than 10,000 attending university in Atlantic Canada.
- Universities perform nearly 60 per cent of the region’s research and development. That’s more than $200 million annually.