This week in UK&I in brief: Hundreds of colleges removed from international market; Scotland wants to be ‘partner of choice’ for India; Is the future for monographs open access?; Space agency looks at future role in ESA projects; Ireland woos entrepreneurs.
Hundreds of colleges removed from international market
In the last six months, more than 450 colleges in the UK have lost their ability to sponsor students from outside the EU, the UK Border Agency has confirmed. Changes to immigration rules aimed at clamping down on bogus institutions meant more than 400 colleges lost their right to recruit international students after they failed to sign up for the new inspection system. A further 50 had licences revoked.