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.
Russian students hoping to study in the US have been hit by the side effects of continuing diplomatic turmoil between the two nations, as education agents report major issues in the visa process as a result.
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.
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.