Student exchange projects with India part of new UK education strategy

London, Feb 06 (PTI):
As part of its latest set of post-Brexit moves, the UK government on Saturday set out more details from its International Education Strategy which would see greater student exchange projects with countries such as India.
After its exit from the European Union (EU) was complete at the end of last year, the UK had announced plans for a new Turing Scheme to replace the EU-wide student exchange programme called Erasmus as a means to widen the network of university-level students travelling to study abroad.
The Department for Education (DfE) has now set out further details for higher education institutions in Britain to apply for the 110 million pounds Turing Scheme, named after celebrated English mathematician and codebreaker Alan Turing.
The DfE confirmed that India, already a top source of international students to the UK, may well be among the leading list of countries with which UK universities seek to strike student exchange projects when the bids open in March. “We are committed to making sure our students, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds, can benefit from studying and working abroad. Working with the British Council, we will open up the globe to our young people, and I look forward to seeing the exciting and enriching opportunities the Turing Scheme will bring, said UK Universities Minister Michelle Donelan.
“In these unprecedented times, having a proactive global education agenda is more important than ever so we can build back better from the pandemic. Our world-class education is a vital part of our economy and society, and we want to support universities, schools, colleges and all aspects of the education sector to thrive across the globe she said.

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