Tag: International

Universities Scotland comments on Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019

Responding to today’s (Wednesday 26 September) Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019, Alastair Sim, Director of Universities Scotland said: “Every Scottish university is committed to excellence. We want to do the very best for our students, our economy and our nation.  Despite our commitment to excellence, we’ve seen an overall fall in rankings for…

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Universities Scotland comments on MAC EEA report

Commenting on the publication of the Migration Advisory Committee final report on EEA migration, Director of Universities Scotland, Alastair Sim said: Our starting position with the Migration Advisory Committee was that staff from the EEA are a vital part of the success of Scotland’s universities. That remains unchanged. Today’s MAC report reaffirms that EU migrants…

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Universities Scotland comments on the Migration Advisory Committee report

Responding to today’s Migration Advisory Committee report on international students, Alastair Sim, Director of Universities Scotland said: Today’s report explicitly says that ‘international students offer positive economic benefit.’ If the government’s industrial strategy is to be a success it needs a vibrant higher education sector and it is impossible to imagine that without significant and…

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Universities Scotland evidence to APPG for International Students

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for International Students announced an inquiry in August into the the opportunities and challenges in building a sustainable future for international students in the UK. You can read our evidence here.

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Scots support more flexible immigration rules for international students

New polling data on Scots’ attitudes on immigration shows strong support for easing restrictions placed on students from overseas (outside of the EU). Public support comes as our sister organisation, Universities UK, launches a new policy proposal for a post-study work visa for international students. The proposed arrangements would allow international students to work in…

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Our response to Science and Technology Committee consultation on immigration and science

Universities Scotland has submitted written evidence to the UK Parliament’s Science and Technology Committee to their inform proposals for immigration and visa rules for scientists. Our submission highlights the importance of non-UK staff to our universities’ science and innovation success and sets out key aspects of a future immigration system, as it affects academic staff and postgraduate…

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Going Global blog Part 4

Shonagh Maak returns with her fourth and final blog from this year’s Going Global conference. Shonagh is the Internationalisation Manager at the University of Stirling. So my well intentioned efforts of daily blogging on this trip have well and truly failed but in my defence, it has been a pretty hectic few days… Going Global finished on Friday and…

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Going Global blog Part 3

Shonagh Maak has filed her third blog from Malaysia. Shonagh is the Internationalisation Manager at the University of Stirling. Shonagh is currently in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia attending Going Global 2o18, the leading international education conference. Seven Scottish higher education institutions are not only attending the conference but also meeting representatives from the Malaysian Government before moving onto Indonesia next week. Shonagh is going…

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Going Global blog Part 2

Shonagh Maak is back with the second part of her blog from Malaysia. Shonagh is the Internationalisation Manager at the University of Stirling. Shonagh is currently in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia attending Going Global 2o18, the leading international education conference. Seven Scottish higher education institutions are not only attending the conference but also meeting representatives from the Malaysian Government before moving onto Indonesia next…

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Going Global blog Part 1

Our latest blog is from Shonagh Maak who is the Internationalisation Manager at the University of Stirling. Shonagh is currently in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia attending Going Global 2o18, the leading international education conference. Seven Scottish higher education institutions are not only attending the conference but also meeting representatives from the Malaysian Government before moving onto Indonesia…

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