Great expectations UK-style: foreign students = export earnings (in an era of austerity)

Source: Universities UK (2011) Driving Economic Growth, London: Universities UK, 1 December; also see Chester, J., and Luzajic, J. (2011) ‘Time to recognise that universities have a central role in UK growth strategy,’ The Guardian, 1 December.

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2 thoughts on “Great expectations UK-style: foreign students = export earnings (in an era of austerity)

  1. Can’t see those growth projections holding up under the draconian new student visa regulations. Another example of economic incompetence by the Tories.

  2. I had a telling experience with UK schools during my college search process. I compared schools in Canada, the US and the UK. I noticed that the UK schools had tremendously simplified processes for potential international students and really worked to make their lives as easy as possible. Out of curiosity, I chose to compare the info from the American schools. We come nowhere close. I believe the US should streamline the process of international education – not only to solidify out presence as a global leader in education and to make a highly successful business out of it, but also to end our ethnocentric stereotype.

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