Cynicism about the lower fees and entry requirements at overseas universities have disappeared over the last few years.
It's been well reported that British students, facing tuition fees of £9,000 a year at home, are crossing the Atlantic to study at America's institutions, where brimming endowments can mean generous scholarships and bursaries to offset fees.
US universities are embracing a once-in-a-generation opportunity to attract British students.
Until recently, a UK student on a European campus could bank on modest celebrity status. They were a rare breed, and sightings at the library, lecture hall or bar caused quite a stir. But that's all changing.
It's no surprise that the tiger economies of China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and South Korea are attractive to adventurous UK students keen to use university as a springboard to an international business career.
22 March 2011 03:09 PM
17 March 2011 12:00 AM
In 1959, the British scientist and novelist CP Snow warned of a divide between scientists and "literary intellectuals". He explained that few of his friends and colleagues had both read one of Shakespeare's plays and could explain the second law of thermodynamics. The British education system, he argued, forced children to specialise at too early an age, pushing them towards either the arts or science and industry. More than half a century later, how much has changed?
16 February 2011 12:00 AM
Imperial College London has become the first university outside Oxbridge to set tuition fees at £9,000.
12 February 2011 12:00 AM
Are we, in general, stick-in-the-muds? Do students hate abroad, or something?
31 January 2011 12:00 AM
One of the country's top-performing state schools is urging its pupils to go university overseas next year to avoid the rise in tuition fees.
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