Every third student wants to leave the country
A third of 11,000 Serbian students who participated in the poll want to leave the country and young people who are in their final years of the Faculty of Medicine or faculties of technical sciences are interested the most.
A survey presented at the University of Kragujevac is part of the project “The impact of migrations to students’ life paths and crossroads,” enforced by the office of the Minister without portfolio Slavica Djukic Dejanovic in cooperation with the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development and the Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia.
Djukic Dejanovic, who is in charge of demography and population policy, has said that around 65,000 babies were born in Serbia in 2017, and more than 103,000 people died in the same year, while 16,000 young and educated people left the country, searching for a job or better standard of living.
As Kragujevac TV station reports, based on statistical data around 150,000 young people of the average age of 27.8 left Serbia between 2002 and 2011, as they were searching for a job.
Of all the young people who left Serbia every fifth has a university degree.