Tag: International

No complacency in higher education as world rankings put Scotland amongst the very best

Scotland’s university sector has held its place in the world rankings with five universities listed in the world’s top two-hundred for 2018, according to new data published today. Another seven Scottish universities are listed in the complete set of 1,000 ranked institutions which represent the top 5 per cent of universities in the world. The…

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Response to Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Relations Committee’s inquiry on immigration

Over the summer, the Scottish Parliament’s Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Relations Committee made a call for evidence to aid its inquiry on immigration. Universities Scotland value the role that immigration plays in ensuring that Scotland’s higher education sector attracts the highest calibre talent possible from throughout the world. You can read our response here.

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Westminster debate on post-study work visas for international students (8 December)

On Thursday 8 December, Pete Wishart MP (SNP) is leading a debate on post-study work visas and immigration policy for international students following the UK Government’s response to the Scottish Affairs Committee report on the issue. Universities Scotland shared a concise brief with Scotland’s MPs ahead of the debate. Download that here. You can find…

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Briefing for 16 June Members’ Debate on Rural Communities and the Post Study Work Visa

We have issued a briefing to MSPs ahead of Kate Forbes’ (SNP, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch) Members’ Debate on Rural Communities and the Post Study Work Visa to take place on Thursday 16 June at 12.45 pm. We want to see a change to the UK’s immigration policy to allow international students, studying in Scotland, the…

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