With just one UK student studying abroad for every 15 international students coming the other way, Britain is launching a bold initiative to tackle the imbalance.

Unveiled on the same day as the government’s new international education strategy Global Growth and Prosperity, which focuses on attracting even more of the world’s students to British higher education, it was somewhat overlooked when first announced at the end of July.

However, the Outward Student Mobility Strategy is seen as a major breakthrough for those worried that Great Britain is in danger of losing its global competitiveness because too few of its native population have worked or studied abroad.

Read my full story, published by University World News on 21 September, 2013: Britain’s new strategy to get more students abroad