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June 18, 2001

Germany called on to ease visa restrictions
German opposition leaders have called for the easing of visa restrictions on overseas students to allow specialists to work in the country after graduating. Ulrike Flach, a Free Democrat who heads the Bundestag's research committee, said it made "no sense" for Germany to scour the world for professionals when some of the 100,000 overseas students might want to stay.

Vietnam woos foreigners to raise skill level
Vietnam is inviting foreign lecturers to teach in the capital and is encouraging the establishment of foreign high schools and vocational centres as part of a package to raise skills levels. Other plans include sending 300 postgraduates to study abroad.

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