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Can bringing together student mobility and widening participation benefit students and higher education providers?

26 January 2018
Professor Ella Ritchie looks at the ways in which considering widening participation and outward student mobility together can help higher education institutions overcome some of the challenges they face.

Sam Gyimah signs MoU on branch campuses with Egypt's Minister of Higher Education

23 January 2018
Representatives from the UK and Egyptian governments have signed a memorandum of understanding on international branch campuses in Egypt.

Supporting the success of forced migrants in higher education

15 January 2018
The Article 26 project has published a set of guiding principles to help support the success of forced migrants in higher education. The director of the project provides an overview of the project and the new principles.

Broadening Horizons 2017: Addressing the needs of a new generation

22 December 2017
In November 2017, the British Council's report, Broadening Horizons: Addressing the needs of a new generation, was published. Catriona Hanks, Outward Mobility Policy Lead explores the findings.

Mapping UK-Gulf connections in higher education and research

14 December 2017
Our report on UK-GCC higher education engagement reveals increase in transnational education and research. Emily Judson, Policy Officer, Middle East North Africa, shares key findings of the report and suggests tips for future collaboration.

Using mobility as a tool to close the attainment gap and equip the workforce of tomorrow

12 December 2017
Sandra Kerr OBE, Race Equalities Director at Business in the Community welcomes UUKi's toolkit of recommendations for universities to widen participation in outward mobility programmes.

Student experience is everything when it comes to transnational education – starting with connectivity

21 November 2017
Esther Wilkinson, Head of International at Jisc, writes about the importance of connectivity for the student experience in transnational education (TNE) delivery.

Transnational education - part of the fabric of international higher education

7 November 2017
'Transnational education (TNE) is part of the fabric of higher education systems internationally' - read the key themes from the Transnational education: here to stay conference

UUKi calls for students to Go International: Stand Out

2 November 2017
UUKi launches three-year campaign Go International: Stand Out to increase the number of UK students studying, working and volunteering abroad as part of their studies.

UUK meeting with Flemish university rectors

30 October 2017
On 12 October 2017, British and Flemish rectors, vice chancellors and higher education and research stakeholders met in London to discuss shared challenges in higher education, research and student exchange.