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A different type of programme

Anne-Marie Graham argues that without reciprocity, Turing cannot replace Erasmus+

The announcement last month that the UK would no longer participate in Erasmus+ and would instead develop the Turing programme, aimed at promoting outward mobility for UK students to a range of global destinations, has raised eyebrows among educationalists in the UK and Europe.

Putting an end to involvement in an established mobility programme that brings international students to the UK, at a time when the government is explicitly stating its ambitions to increase international student recruitment, seems counterintuitive. It also creates a tension for the devolved administrations, who have clearly stated their desire to remain in Erasmus+.

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