Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement applauding the Department of State and Department of Education’s Joint Statement of Principles in Support of International Education.
“The Departments of State and Education’s Joint Statement of Principles in Support of International Education represents a critical step forward for international education and academic collaboration. Clearly signaling the U.S. is committed to international education is key to cementing our position as the top destination for the world’s brightest students, educators, and researchers.
“We look forward to working with the administration to advance policies that reflect these principles. We continue to urge
policymakers to advance a national strategy for attracting international students. Cultivating and harnessing the talents of international students, educators, and researchers is essential for preparing U.S. students for globalized job market and promoting U.S. economic competitiveness. We’re very pleased to see the U.S. government’s strong commitment to international education and academic collaboration.”