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Netherlands top for international education policies, study finds

An analysis of 11 European countries and six others around the world has rated the Netherlands as having the best higher education policies for internationalisation.

The Netherlands came first in the ranking of internationalisation-friendly higher education systems—which was conducted for the British Council and presented at the Going Global event in Berlin on 14 May—because of its openness, quality assurance, access and sustainability. It was closely followed by Germany, Ireland, Australia and Poland, and then France and the UK.

The report acknowledged the Netherlands’ publication of an internationalisation strategy for higher education in 2018 and noted the country’s “active engagement in international cooperation”. It said that seven of the 11 European countries considered had published international education strategies since 2015.

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