Mobile students

Student mobility in and out of the UK The British Council has produced this nice graphic on student mobility in and out of the UK: This new interactive animation shows how the UK as a provider and host of internationally mobile students has evolved over recent years. From 2002 onwards differences in gender, age, level … Continue reading Mobile students

Mobilising the humanities

Humanities - helping to meet global development challenges I was pleased to be present at the launch of this study which was conducted by Ipsos on behalf of the British Council. It was launched on 1st May at Going Global 2014, the British Council's annual conference for leaders in higher education which took place in … Continue reading Mobilising the humanities

Yet more support to help UK HE internationalise?

More international support for Higher Education. A year ago HEGlobal, the new portal for helping universities develop transnational education capability, was launched: There is a consensus across government that engaging in and promoting international education and skills is strategically important to the UK for three main reasons: firstly it presents potentially significant commercial opportunities; secondly, … Continue reading Yet more support to help UK HE internationalise?

On the real bottom line

Transnational initiatives pay dividends far greater than a share of the overseas student market Times Higher Education carries this piece (by me) on the real value of international activity: The British Council has predicted that most universities in the West - with the exception of some in Australia - will recruit markedly fewer international students … Continue reading On the real bottom line

The Shape of Things to Come – Going Global 2012

The shape of things to come: global trends and emerging opportunities to 2022 I was privileged to chair this session at the British Council's Going Global event on 15 March: Over the next five to ten years, which will be the countries with fastest growing higher education systems? Which countries will have environments rich in … Continue reading The Shape of Things to Come – Going Global 2012

HEGlobal – helping UK higher education internationalise?

International advice for Higher Education HEGlobal, the new portal for helping universities develop transnational education capability, has launched: There is a consensus across government that engaging in and promoting international education and skills is strategically important to the UK for three main reasons: firstly it presents potentially significant commercial opportunities; secondly, it is an important … Continue reading HEGlobal – helping UK higher education internationalise?

Open for business

Small countries are open for higher education business A taster for a session to be delivered at next week's International Leadership Conference at the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus: this piece in Times Higher Education covers the openness of some countries in relation to higher education. The article reports on a session which Janet Ilieva … Continue reading Open for business

World Education: The New Powerhouse – Going Global 2011 §1

Some comments on Going Global 2011 - World Education: The New Powerhouse? I was fortunate to be present at the British Council’s Going Global Conference in Hong Kong earlier in March. There were about 1,000 delegates there and as might be expected for this kind of event many of the presentations were high level and … Continue reading World Education: The New Powerhouse – Going Global 2011 §1

“Bogus students facing global crackdown”

Tackling "bogus" students According to the BBC, bogus students are facing a global crackdown. "Unscrupulous" recruitment agents who bring bogus overseas students into the UK are being targeted in an international initiative. The British Council has for the first time brought together countries including the UK, the US and Australia to try to keep out … Continue reading “Bogus students facing global crackdown”