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India higher education policy update: August - November 2017

21 November 2017

This document provides information on policy developments in Indian higher education and the implications for UK universities. 

The note looks at the plan to create 20 ‘World Class’ universities and a new regulatory body. It also discusses the University Grant Commission’s (UGC) plan to increase the number of foreign faculty members. There is an insight into the performance of Indian institutions in the 2018 Times Higher Education world university​ rankings. 


Metro and city mayors sign letter highlighting regional impact of international students

18 January 2018
The six elected metro mayors in England, alongside the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, have signed a joint letter – published in the Financial Times – highlighting the positive impact international students have on our cities and regions.

Twenty three universities join student visa pilot

18 December 2017
Universities UK commented today on the news that the Home Office is to extend the scheme which streamlines the process for international Masters students wanting to study in the UK.


Go International – try more, do more, fear less

1 November 2017
Simmone Mclean, student at the University of Northampton, discusses her life-changing experience of studying abroad as part of her degree.

Further developments on student migration data

24 August 2017
As the Home Office and Office for National Statistics release new migration data, UUK's Eleanor Jubb analyses the implications for the higher education sector.