The Trump administration’s new National Security Strategy will consider restricting potential international students who wish to study STEM subjects in the US in order to prevent technology transfer and intellectual property theft.
The latest Soft Power 30 rankings have shown France’s ascent to the leading position knocking the US down to the third slot and reflecting a global preference for outward looking, business-friendly politics. The UK retained its second place position, but not without its global reputation taking a hit after the Brexit vote.
President Donald Trump has reinstated some of the restrictions on travel and trade with Cuba, in what has been described as a “major setback” for international relations and education travel between the two countries.
Proposed plans to introduce ‘extreme vetting’ for some would-be travellers to the US, if implemented, will also damage higher education and research collaboration, educational and scientific organisations have said.