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We publish reports and publications about European and international issues relevant to the UK HE sector aiming to provide credible, timely and relevant analysis to those managers engaged in internationalisation across the sector.

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Published June 2016, PDF, 450KB

This information note is on the upcoming event 'HE responses to the Syrian refugee crisis' taking place on Thursday 30 June at Woburn House, Tavistock Square, London. This event will showcase initiatives by universities and organisations in the UK and internationally, in response to the Syrian refugee crisis.


This article is public.

Published June 2016, PDF, 364KB

Erasmus+ offers a variety of possibilities to collaborate with institutions outside the EU, through its International Dimension. These include funding for International Credit Mobility. Following the first round of the 2016 Call to Apply, there is still budget available in six of the twelve budget envelopes for which institutions can apply. This Information Note provides further information on the opportunities available in round two.

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Published June 2016, PDF, 1MB

This guide from the IU examines the latest trends and data on international higher education, including a number of figures on the strong relationship between the UK higher education sector and the European Union.

This article is public.

Published April 2016, PDF, 219KB

This note gives an overview of the inbound delegation of Palestinian Vice-Provosts and Deans of International who attended a four day study visit to the UK jointly organised by the UK HE International Unit, Universities UK and British Council between 15 and 18 February 2016. It also outlines potential challenges and opportunities for engaging with the Palestinian higher education sector.

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Published March 2016, PDF, 303KB

This information note provides background upon the higher education sector in Myanmar, its history, recent developments, and expectations as a result of the change in the Government as well as related engagement by the UK sector. 

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