Brexit is an opportunity for Irish universities

A global education firm which is setting up in Ireland to recruit international students to Irish universities says Brexit represents a major growth opportunity, writes Carl O’Brien for The Irish Times.

Latest figures show the volume of international students applying to UK colleges is falling, while the number of international applicants to Irish universities has jumped by 17% this year.

EduCo International Group – which has student recruitment and marketing teams in 17 countries – is setting up a base in Ireland and plans to grow the number of undergraduate and postgraduate students coming here from China, India and Southeast Asia. The initiative is a joint venture with the group and entrepreneur Barry O’Callaghan. Former minister for education Ruairi Quinn is an adviser to the company.
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