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Research and Publications

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 February 2016, PDF, 2MB

This report, produced following a visit to the UK by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and in advance of a UK delegation to India led by the Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills and Jo Johnson MP, Minister of State for Universities and Science, sets out the level of engagement between the two sectors. It includes a concise policy overview and analysis of available data drawn from extant sources and a survey of the sector conducted for this report.

This article is public.

Published January 2016, PDF, 260KB

This information note provides details of recent developments in Egypt, including details of the Memorandum of Understanding signed by the governments of the UK and Egypt, a recent delegation organised by the International Unit and the British Council, and outlines potential challenges and opportunities.

This article is public.

Published December 2015, PDF, 466KB

Erasmus+ offers a variety of possibilities to collaborate with institutions outside the EU, through funding for credit mobility, degree mobility and capacity building activities. This Information Note provides further information on the opportunities available.

This article is public.

Published December 2015, PDF, 2MB

This is the UK HE International Unit's Annual Report to its funders for the 2014-15 academic year. It details our work and achievements on behalf of the UK higher education sector.

This article is public.

Published December 2015, PDF, 1MB

This research from the IU is the first of three reports on the UK's position in relation to comparator countries in international student recruitment and satisfaction. The findings are derived from i-graduate's International Student Barometer (ISB) survey, which is supported by statistics on international student recruitment and enrolment in the UK and its comparators, as well as high-level analysis on key comparator's government policies on recruitment, support services and post-study employment. The evidence demonstrates that a higher proportion of international students would recommend the UK than any of its major English-speaking competitors in teaching and learning.

This article is public.

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