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A European education

Highly educated migrants flock to the UK, writes Alison Goddard.

Almost two thirds of migrants from the EU have university degrees, compared to a quarter of the British workforce, according to research conducted by Christian Dustmann and Tommaso Frattini of University College London. The Financial Times says that (£) EU migrants pay £20 billion more in taxes than they receive in benefits. The Guardian says that the UK is a magnet for highly educated EU migrants. The Times says that the figures will fuel the debate on the impact of migration as David Cameron prepares his plans to curb the flow from Europe to the UK.

We have a report, available only to subscribers to HE, on how the new European Commission’s priorities for higher education were outlined by officials in London yesterday. It wants universities to boost job prospects as well as economic growth.

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