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International STEM students

Inquiry status: Inquiry concluded, Report and Government Response published. Report debated in Chamber on 19 March 2015.

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How, if at all, are immigration policies and rules affecting international science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) students? Are international STEM students choosing to study elsewhere instead? Are immigration policies limiting the competiveness of UK higher education institutions in attracting international STEM students?

These are the questions at the centre of the House of Lords Science and Technology Select Committee’s new inquiry into international STEM students and immigration policy.

The inquiry follows the report of the Committee on higher education in STEM subjects in July 2012 (2nd Report of Session 2012-13) and the Government response published in November 2012.

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Previous inquiry

Higher Education in STEM previous inquiry

The House of Lords Science and Technology Sub-Committee I conducted an inquiry into Higher Education in Science,Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects. The Committee published a report on 24 July 2012.