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Peers add to unease over Turing scheme set to replace Erasmus+

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Further doubts raised over whether UK Turing scheme will be able to sufficiently replace Erasmus+

Members of the House of Lords have voiced concerns over whether the government’s £100 million Turing scheme can adequately replace the European Union’s Erasmus+ scheme, as doubts about the new programme grow.

In a debate on 5 January, Conservative peer and government whip Stephen Parkinson was forced to defend the UK’s Turing scheme—which is unlikely to provide funding for inbound international students—after peers questioned whether it would be able to provide the same opportunities for students and universities as the Eramsus+ exchange scheme.

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