Matthew Percival, CBI Head of Employment policy, said:
UK universities punch well above their weight when it comes to attracting students from overseas – and have the potential to grow even further. HEPI’s research is an important contribution to filling the knowledge gap identified by the Migration Advisory Committee. It shows the significant economic benefits that come when international students remain in the UK to work – particularly in addressing shortages in key sectors like engineering.
For universities to reach their potential, the Government must ensure that international students have reasonable time to find a skilled job after completing their studies.