Ciarán Devane, Chief Executive of the British Council, response to International Education Strategy:
'I welcome the International Education Strategy published today.
I especially welcome the commitment to increase the opportunities for international students to study here in the UK. A huge part of the trust the UK has earned over the decades is because of the opportunities we give to young people from across the globe when they study here.
That is true for scientists and engineers, lawyers and doctors, linguists and historians; young people who then go on to make a difference in their own countries and societies because of what they learned and experienced here in the UK.'