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Scotland ‘needs more’ international students

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Universities Scotland has trumpeted the wider social value of international students beyond their economic contributions, arguing for visa policies that will help grow their numbers.

Often valued because of their high tuition fees and expenditure in the UK economy, international students actually have a much wider “social, cultural and educational” benefit, a new report argues.

Released today, Richer for It, claims that overseas students help foster an “international outlook” among their British counterparts, an attitude prized by the majority of employers.

Home students’ learning experience is “enriched” by the presence of international course mates, it adds.

Read the full article by visiting The Times Higher Education website by clicking here

Source: The Times Higher Education, David Matthews, 4 September 2013

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