The UK government will tackle foreign interference at British universities by working with Universities UK and by promoting diversification of international students, responding to a prior inquiry which cited a failure to protect academic freedom.
Leaders from UK universities have written to MPs in the UK to warn of a threat to "vital" research in the case of a "no deal" in the Brexit negotiations, demanding the UK government confirms access to similar funding.
Brexit is looming but there is still much for the HE sector to be positive about, according to a panel of industry experts. High prioritisation for research and collaboration, and UCAS application numbers to date, offer some surety about the UK's long-term appeal.
New figures from the UK today will suggest that 97% of international students leave after their studies, which negates concerns about significant numbers of overstayers. Home Secretary Amber Rudd has called for a detailed study into the impact of international students.