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HM Government. International Education: Global Growth and Prosperity. 2013. Pages: 60.
The UK’s International Education Strategy gives an overview of the benefits of internationalisation of the British higher education system. A very strong focus is put on the economic advantages and the untapped potential which lies in further internationalisation. Consequently, the report outlines strategic concepts with the aim of fostering the appeal of the British higher education system. The potential of attracting a higher number of international students, support for transnational education as well as investments in new education technologies are particularly emphasised as internationalisation strategies. These measures are to be combined with a reinforcement of relationships with emerging powers, which constitute a particularly interesting target market according to the report, as well as improved institutional arrangements in order to promote the UK’s image as a study destination. Despite the report's good intentions to present an overall internationalisation strategy, it does not consider the incoming and outcoming dimension of internationalisation. Hence, there is no mention of promoting internationalisation of UK students themselves. The report rather focuses exclusively on the potential income revenue generated by the internationalisation of the British higher education system.