Shanghai was home to 60,870 overseas students who studied at 42 colleges and research institutions across the city in 2018, according to figures released by the Shanghai Municipal Education Commission.
The students came from a total of 185 countries and regions. Among the students, 45,830 of them were pursuing degrees.
In addition, more than 30,380 of them hailed from 72 countries involved in the Belt and Road Initiative.
According to the commission, the city has been exploring different ways to offer high quality courses to the international students. There are currently 404 courses for students to choose from.
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