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Britain to Give Visas to Graduates of Top Universities Worldwide

May 31, 2022

Britain will give graduates of the world's leading universities visas good for two years of work (three if they hold a doctorate from one of the universities), Times Higher Education reported. To be eligible, their university must be in the top 50 for the world in the rankings of two of the three leading ranks: Times Higher Education, QS and the Shanghai Academic Rankings. The visas could be a major reason for international or domestic students to enroll at the universities. But the article noted criticism of the plan. Phil Baty, Times Higher Education’s chief knowledge officer, said it was a “big problem” that none of the selected universities were from Africa, Latin America or South Asia. (Inside Higher Ed is now owned by Times Higher Education.)

Twenty of the 37 universities eligible are in the United States. They are: the California Institute of Technology; Columbia, Cornell, Duke, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, New York, Northwestern, Princeton, Stanford and Yale Universities; the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; the Universities of California (Berkeley, Los Angeles and San Diego campuses), Chicago, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Texas at Austin and Washington.

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Scott Jaschik

Scott Jaschik, Editor, is one of the three founders of Inside Higher Ed. With Doug Lederman, he leads the editorial operations of Inside Higher Ed, overseeing news content, opinion pieces, career advice, blogs and other features. Scott is a leading voice on higher education issues, quoted regularly in publications nationwide, and publishing articles on colleges in publications such as The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, Salon, and elsewhere. He has been a judge or screener for the National Magazine Awards, the Online Journalism Awards, the Folio Editorial Excellence Awards, and the Education Writers Association Awards. Scott served as a mentor in the community college fellowship program of the Hechinger Institute on Education and the Media, of Teachers College, Columbia University. He is a member of the board of the Education Writers Association. From 1999-2003, Scott was editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education. Scott grew up in Rochester, N.Y., and graduated from Cornell University in 1985. He lives in Washington.

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