The announcement marks a brief respite for the sector. Last week universities were left reeling after the home secretary, Amber Rudd, outlined plans for new hardline restrictions on overseas students in her speech to the Conservative party conference, including two-tier visa rules affecting poorer quality universities and courses. … [Read more...] about EU student funding in UK to remain same in 2017 despite Brexit vote
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As John Stuart Mill wrote in On Representative Government, people can cast a “base and mischievous vote … from the voter’s personal interest, or class interest, or some mean feeling in his own mind”. Political scientists claim that some even vote simply to cancel out their spouse’s contribution. All we can ever safely conclude is that more votes were cast on one side than another. But we can be pretty sure that at most only a modest number of people cast their vote with the express intention of wrecking British universities. … [Read more...] about Was it really the ‘will of the people’ to wreck British universities?
Michael Ladomery, an Italian associate professor of biomedical science at the University of the West of England, said he too felt very uncomfortable. “The nationalistic and xenophobic climate really puts me off, and I don’t want my child to be exposed to it,” he said. Ladomery said he had received “no interest whatsoever from EU applicants” for a recently advertised, fully funded research fellowship. … [Read more...] about Brexit fears may see 15% of UK university staff leave, group warns
In the US the number of foreign students went up by about 10% in 2015 (though this figure may have taken a hit last year after the election of Donald Trump). In Australia, the figure in 2015 rose by 9%. In the UK it went up by 1%. Brexit anxieties have probably hit the latest numbers, which continued to sag. But the perception issue goes much wider than this. India, for instance, has criticised the British government for not appearing to want to educate its young people, unlike those from Canada, Australia, France and Germany. I was shocked to see that in the quarter before last September more students came to Britain from Central and South America than from south Asia. … [Read more...] about Treating overseas students as migrants is not just wrong, it defies common sense
The New South Wales’ chief medical officer, Kerry Chant, said on Monday that children returning from Hubei province with symptoms should seek immediate medical advice, and that anyone who had been in contact with a confirmed case should not attend school for 14 days. … [Read more...] about Sydney schools ask students returning from China to stay away amid coronavirus fears