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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 June 2016, PDF, 6MB

Commissioned with support from the UK HE International Unit, British Council and Department for Business, Innovation & Skills, this research report looks at the UK's outgoing higher education transnational education (TNE). It considers where TNE is being delivered, what types and what subjects are being studied, and includes case studies which showcase the breadth and diversity of TNE offers.

This article is public.

Published June 2016, PDF, 167KB

This note draws together recent developments in Saudi Arabia including the recent change of leadership in the Ministry of Education, ongoing changes to the administration of Saudi national scholarship funds, the outcomes of the recent budget statement, and the publication of the Saudi Arabia - 'Vision 2030' and the National Development Programme 2020.

This article is public.

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.

This article is public.

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.

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