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University Alliance welcomes Government’s International Education Strategy

University Alliance has welcomed the new International Education Strategy that the UK Government announced this morning. Vanessa Wilson, Chief Executive of University Alliance commented:

“University Alliance welcomes the Government’s International Education Strategy. International education. This remains a huge and growing opportunity for the UK and our universities and with this strategy the government has clearly seen the potential in setting out how it intends to maximise this opportunity.

The UK prides itself as a world-leading university sector player excelling not just at academic teaching and research but also in the field of technical, professional and vocational education. These vital skills are as much in demand abroad as they are at home – the critical ingredient for a successful and thriving economy, so it is great to see the government building their support for this vital national export.

A truly global, future looking Britain needs to both sustain and build on its internationally renowned university reputation to remain a welcoming place for future international students, researchers, technicians and academics. We will continue to work with our University Alliance members, government and the sector to make the most of – and the case for – this British success story”.