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Internationalise by integrating your international students!

Universities must do more to integrate foreign students and staff if they want to ‘internationalise’ their campus and classrooms. This is the stark message in a new report from the European University Association (EUA). It is a particularly hot issue for European countries, such as Lithuania and Hungary, where international students seldom speak the local […]

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From Russia with love, via Sweden!

A British student’s story of studying abroad A new Outward Mobility Strategy to encourage more British students to study abroad has just been officially launched by the UK Higher Education’s International. Taking part was the head of the mobility programme, Anne-Marie Graham, who was interviewed for this blog in August. The new initiative deserves every […]

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A warm Euro welcome – and in English, too!

Times Higher Education published a story on 10 October about continental European universities – ‘rivals’ in their words – adopting English in a fight for overseas students. Here’s the original story and my online comment. An abridged version of my reply was published in the ‘Letters’ section of the printed magazine on 17 October. 10 […]

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Is Sweden recovering from the international student crash?

Swedish universities are looking to build on the first signs of recovery in the international student market following the collapse in overseas applications when ‘full-cost’ tuition fees were introduced for non-EU/EEA students in 2011.But they face a massive uphill task. Many feel more should be done to sweeten the attractiveness of Sweden’s higher education with […]

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Are the British really anti-European? Not the students!

I suppose some of our politicians don’t really help, and the press can be pretty hostile. So, maybe we shouldn’t be surprised that British people are often portrayed as being a bit, shall we say, anti-European. But one group dismisses any such accusation – UK students looking for master’s courses. And they’re not just hitting […]

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