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  • 22/09/2010   Government Launches new strategy to significantly expand international student numbers
    The Government today launched a major new strategy aimed at increasing international student numbers in higher education by 50% and in English language schools by 25% by 2015. On the full implementation of the five year blueprint - Investing in Global Relationships - the international education sector will be worth €1.2 billion per year to the Irish economy by 2015. It is currently worth an estimated €900m annually. The government also launched a new immigration regime for international students - reforming entry requirements but imposing safeguards to prevent abuse of the system.
  • 22/09/2010   Government Launches new strategy to significantly expand international student numbers
    The Government today launched a major new strategy aimed at increasing international student numbers in higher education by 50% and in English language schools by 25% by 2015. On the full implementation of the five year blueprint - Investing in Global Relationships - the international education sector will be worth €1.2 billion per year to the Irish economy by 2015. It is currently worth an estimated €900m annually. The government also launched a new immigration regime for international students - reforming entry requirements but imposing safeguards to prevent abuse of the system.