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UK: Indian enrolments at universities fall 24%

Growth in the number of non-EU students at UK universities is slowing, figures today show, with the total up just 2% last year – down from 5.5% in 2010/11. The PIE News has learned this was caused partly by a slump in Indian enrolments, which fell by almost a quarter. However, the number of people studying offshore has risen dramatically.

Insolvencies soar through visa policy, UK

Stricter immigration rules for foreign students and new UKBA rules have caused the number of businesses going bust in the education sector to soar by 44%, according to research from a British accountancy firm. 169 educational institutions became insolvent in 2011, up from 117 in 2010. Corporate insolvencies as a whole rose by just 3% in the same period.