Nybø will hand-pick foreign students to Norway

Minister of Trade and Industry Iselin Nybø (Liberal Party)Minister of Trade and Industry Iselin Nybø (Liberal Party).Photo: Audun Braastad / NTB scanpix

“Norway should have a plan for which countries foreign students should be recruited from,” states Minister Iselin Nybø (V). Germany and France are high on the wish list.

– “We should have a plan for which students we want,” says the Minister of Research and Higher Education to Adresseavisen.

Nybø announces a parliamentary report on exchange and will have a plan for how Norway should hand pick foreign students from the countries we cooperate most with, and the countries it is most useful for Norway to have students from. The total number of foreign students in Norway should not be increased.

– “We want the students who benefit us the most. We have not had an overall plan for this until now,” says Nybø.

She believes that today it is too random where the foreign students come from. The Prime Minister adds that she is not trying to limit who comes to Norway, or make it more difficult for students from developing countries to study here.

– “On the contrary, the government has increased its support for the Norpart program to get more students from the global south,” says Nybø.

There may be changes in the government later this Friday. According to TV 2, Iselin Nybø (V) leaves the post of Minister for Research and Higher Education and becomes Minister of Industry. Henrik Asheim (H) takes over the post, according to Dagbladet.

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