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Due diligence in a shifting TNE landscape

23 Apr 2018, 09:30 - 12:30


TNE provision is growing and diversifying in terms of models, locations and partners. UK universities work with partners to identify modes of delivering TNE to suit the local context as well as shared and individual objectives. Getting to this point, however, requires prudent due diligence processes and mechanisms. This ensures high quality content and delivery to meet quality assurance requirements which support the UK’s strong international brand. Universities go through shared processes of identifying where to deliver provision and, crucially, with what kind of partner. Recent UUKi research shows that there has been significant growth in countries and regions beyond the usual suspects where environmental factors are being navigated for the first time. What can we learn from long-established strategic partnerships? What can institutions working in emerging TNE markets share about context-specific challenges in identifying partners?

Alongside the decision-making process of who to partner with and where are emerging questions about what next for quality assurance given the advent of the Office for Students. ‘Due diligence in a shifting TNE landscape’ will knit these themes together by working through the latest quality assurance developments and will provide a range of case studies which explore existing models of good practice in both new and well established markets.
Sanaa Busaidy-Hubert

Sanaa Busaidy-Hubert

Events Producer
Universities UK

Nuzhat Fatima

Nuzhat Fatima

Events Assistant
Universities UK

Rachael Firth

Rachael Firth

Head of Events and Engagement
Universities UK


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