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Surge in number of international academics at UK universities


UUKi analysis shows that international staff now hold almost a third of academic positions

There has been a 16 per cent increase in the number of international academic staff working in UK higher education institutions since 2016-17, an analysis by Universities UK International has shown.

According to International Facts and Figures 2022, UUKi’s annual snapshot of the international dimensions of UK higher education, almost a third of academic staff in the UK (32 per cent) are from overseas, with the number of international staff now standing at 71,475.

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