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Capping international students ‘would be economic self-harm’


University figures express fear over reported government intentions to curb international student numbers and destinations

Capping the number of international students in the UK would be “an act of economic self-harm”, the head of a universities group has said as concern grows over reported government intentions.

Vivienne Stern, chief executive of the vice-chancellors’ body Universities UK, warned that restricting the number of international students “would run directly counter to the government’s strategy to rebuild the economy”.

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