“Konrad Gradalski, who studies politics and East European affairs, said when he was finishing secondary school in Poland, Britain was a popular destination among his peers.
‘People had dreams like U.C.L., Oxford, Cambridge,’ Mr. Gradalski said, referring to Britain’s elite universities. ‘Most of my friends no longer want to come here. They’re scared of the racism,’ because of reports of anti-immigrant feeling among Britons. And, ‘more pragmatically, it’s about finance,’ with worries fees will double or more to the level non-European Union citizens now pay, and Europeans will lose eligibility for loans.
There are plenty of other options. Institutions in Canada and Australia, as well as continental European universities offering studies in English, are competing with big British and American names in the lucrative international higher education market.”
U.K. Universities Face Uncertainty as Brexit Looms–The New York Times
このニューヨークタイムズの記事の翻訳を朝日新聞のサイトで読むことができます。(The above article in English can be read in Japanese on the Asahi Shinbun news site.)
I can think of a smallish town near here where there are already two small Polish supermarkets, a regular Polish store, and a Polish butchers shop. You can’t walk more than 100 paces in the town centre without hearing Polish being spoken on the street. It’s a similar level of social impact as that made by Anglo-American troops (and their families) stationed in various parts of West Germany during the Cold War, I think.
In a way, it is fascinating how smoothly this has all happened, and how VERY LITTLE widespread prejudice there is against these newcomers. Generally speaking, when there is a big influx of working-age people into a community within a short space of time, there is some kind of unpleasantness or friction - initially at least. But I honestly never saw that happen with the Polish folks.
(I mean, yeah, of course there will be isolated incidents of idiots saying xenophobic things, etc. But it hasn’t been in any way widespread, in my opinion.)
haha that’s an interesting thought. I can hardly imagine what it would be like if someone in the Japanese royal family married a “half” (or worse, a foreigner) because it’s so unlikely to happen, though there would undoubtedly be a huge uproar in right wing circles.
Oh, that’s good to know, I did not know I haven’t followed the news story that much to be honest.
“Marrying a commoner is not unheard of these days”
Yeah, that’s definitely the case at least in Europe, it is along time ago I first read about this royal marriage thing. I vaguely remember that it generated a small controversy at least in certain circles.
“The wife of the crown prince is a commoner too”
I seem to recall that according to Japanese law it is okay for a crown prince to marry a commoner but not for the princess for some reason.
It might be my imagination but I think that the Japanese right wing party (don’t now exactly witch one) has been very vocal about respecting old traditions.
“Institutions in Canada and Australia, as well as continental European universities offering studies in English, are competing with big British and American names in the lucrative international higher education market.”—The New York Times
When Brexit is finally completed, what Prinz calls “second-rate students with rich daddies” in the U.K. would be massively admitted to so-called elite universities. On the other hand, universities in Canada, Australia, and Germany might become more popular with talented students all over the world who want to study abroad.
“Almost every University in Germany has incorporated in its curricula an international study program where lectures from all around the world come to share their expertise, mainly in English language as an international language but in German language as well. In most of these Universities learning German language through intensive courses is a mandatory piece of the module, therefore the benefits double immediately.”