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The UK’s Competitive Advantage 2017

Report
21 June 2017

​The report is based on the findings of the world’s largest survey of international students – the International Student Barometer (ISB). The ISB has collected data from over 3 million students in over 1,400 institutions across 33 countries since its inception.

The findings in this report are based on the feedback of over 137,000 and examines the experience of international students in the UK and key competitor nations – the USA, Canada, Australia, Germany and the Netherlands.

The report examines the factors influencing the choice of destination for prospective international students.

News

Universities UK responds to new International Education Strategy to grow international student numbers

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Universities UK (UUK) welcomes the plans announced by the Department for Education and the Department for Trade for a new International Education Strategy, including its targets to grow international student numbers.

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12 February 2019
Vivienne Stern, Director of Universities UK International, has today (Tuesday 12 February) called on the government to lower the proposed salary requirement for EEA workers to gain a high-skilled work visa; to £21,000.

Blog

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