We had not hitherto suspected there was such a burning interest overseas in the world of work agenda in Scottish schools.
Until, that is, we saw the guest list for the recent official opening of the National Centre for Education for Work at Jordanhill. No fewer than 19 overseas students turned up to witness the epoch-making moment, which appears to be precisely 19 more than the number of representatives from Scottish schools who were present.
What was it the Scottish Office research study said about the message on education-industry links not getting through to schools? Still, they'll know all about it in various corners of the globe, yea unto Japan and Estonia.