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It seems somewhat foolish to criticise Oxford university for seeking more profit-making international students at the expense of loss-making home students. Surely it is more appropriate to criticise the politicians who have let the university system degrade to such a level, whilst trying to encourage an absurd quota of 50% of young people to attend university, effectively devaluing the degree and increasing drop-out rates.