Formerly the UK Higher Education International Unit, we changed our name to Universities UK International (UUKi) on 1 August 2016. This reflects our status as an integral part of Universities UK, increasingly funded by its member vice-chancellors to play a unique role in supporting their international activity.
are also accountable to our other funders, including GuildHE and the four
national higher education funding bodies for England, Northern Ireland,
Scotland and Wales. Thus our remit is to represent the international interests
of the whole UK higher education sector.
Our vision is to be an influential, trusted and credible voice for UK universities internationally which, through our knowledge, expertise, networks and strategic partnerships, adds value to what individual universities can do in working to achieve their international aims.
We aim to:
enable universities to develop and deliver strong international strategies
influence the policy and regulatory environment through our ability to represent UK universities
create diverse opportunities through strategic partnerships
In representing the sector as a whole, we work closely with higher education institutions, sector organisations and government organisations, including:
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Department for International Development
Department for Education
Department for International Trade (DIT Education)
Department for the Economy (Northern Ireland)
Higher Education Wales
UUKi's Annual Report to its funders for the 2015–16 academic year details our global work and achievements on behalf of the UK higher education sector.