Foreign students outnumber local postgraduatesThe Independent.
A major study warns of a future crisis if universities equip the UK’s economic rivals with the skills they need to compete against Britain, which will suffer from a dearth of highly skilled professionals. International student numbers have grown by 90% in the past decade while the number of home-grown students has fallen by 12% in the past three years.
Academics are worried that home take-up could plunge even further in 2016 when students saddled with debts from £9,000-a-year (US$14,400) degree courses decide they cannot afford to opt for further study. The report was put together by the 1994 group of universities.
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