European Universities Increasing English-Taught Courses Is ‘No Surprise’ PDF attachment


Martin Gelter was quoted in a LexisNexis article about the impact of Brexit on the European education system.

 Gerrit Blöss, chief executive of Study.EU, explains the ‘noticeable’ increase is down to European institutions ‘preparing for Brexit’, in that they ‘expect European students to seek alternatives to the UK in the coming years’. 

Martin Gelter, Professor of Law at Fordham University, refers to the ‘dominant’ position of UK universities and believes that ‘European universities see Brexit as an opportunity to break into this market’. Whilst Gelter agrees with Blöss about the intentions of continental institutions, he questions whether these new courses will ‘translate into professional success’ for international students, due to language barriers once they look for employment in Member States.

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