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South loses 20% of students to northern Italian universities

Some 18,000 university grads also leave for work each year

02 November, 20:03
South loses 20% of students to northern Italian universities (ANSA) – Naples, November 2 – Some 20% of students, or 24,000 young people per year, leave Southern Italy to pursue higher education in central or northern Italian universities, according to data released by research body Ipe on Friday. The report is based on data provided by the education ministry.

The South of Italy also loses about 18,000 local university graduates each year when they receive job offers from central or northern Italy, according to the Svimez think-tank.

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