Magazine article The Times Higher Education Supplement : THE

We're Only Unclogging the 'Brain Circulation'

Magazine article The Times Higher Education Supplement : THE

We're Only Unclogging the 'Brain Circulation'

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Nicola Dandridge is correct in only one respect in her assessment of the coverage of Dutch universities in the British media. British students are not yet flocking to the Netherlands, nor are they ever likely to in the magnitude that recent articles might suggest. Full undergraduate degrees abroad will only ever be the right choice for a minority of Britons, no matter how expensive UK university education becomes. However, the growth in UK numbers applying to Dutch universities has been spectacular, and this is newsworthy.

We work with 16 Dutch universities. Early indications from them suggest that there will be around 1,000 British enrolments this September. Whether this will lead to a multiplier effect cannot be known, but in any case it is unlikely to pose an existential threat to British universities. None of the institutions we work with sees the UK as a market for mass recruitment; however, achieving parity with the number of Dutch students at UK universities is surely in the interests of both countries. …

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