eWENR, July/August 1999: W. Europe
Increasing numbers of Bulgarians are flocking to Vienna for higher education. At the University of Economics in Vienna, for example, they now comprise the largest contingency of foreign students: 655 out of a total student population of 22,000.
According to Austrian authorities, Vienna is popular among Bulgarian students for a number of reasons. The economic downfall of 1997 prompted many parents in Bulgaria to send their children abroad.
Earning a foreign degree is considered a sound investment for one