Chinese students make up 16% of all graduate STEM students in the U.S. and 2% of undergraduate STEM students, per a new report from Georgetown University’s Center for Security and Emerging Technology.
The big picture: Concerns about intellectual property theft and foreign influence in U.S. research have led to calls to limit what Chinese students can study in the U.S.
- At the same time, others argue U.S. universities benefit financially and, ultimately, the country benefits economically from the contributions of students from China.
- “These conversations have been hampered by a lack of granular data on the number of enrolled Chinese students by field and degree level,” CSET’s Jacob Feldgoise and Remco Zwetsloot write.
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