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Navigating TNE finances

Friday 16 June 2017, 10:00am-3:30pm

Farrer & Co, Central London

There are lots of TNE numbers: in particular, 83% of universities delivering TNE in all but 15 of the world's countries. Which must mean TNE is earning for the UK – after all, it's been identified as a high value export. But we don't have a magic number for calculating costs, fees or returns for TNE.

Research is lacking on what TNE means financially, sector wide and at the university level. This doesn't reduce the need for universities to budget effectively, however. Financial planning and measuring the financial benefit are difficult to navigate, particularly as arrangements become more complex and move toward greater, more nuanced partnership working while management teams ask for quick returns on investment. Best guestimates suggest it takes ten years for UK universities to see a return, but that return can be substantial if managed right. Budgeting for high impact partnerships remains a challenge and the UK sector's awareness of rules and regulations, including taxation arrangements, remains weak yet UK Government, sector agencies and the British Council are invested in supporting universities' success in delivering high quality programmes around the world.

Join finance experts, tax advisors and university practitioners as they look at how to budget for TNE and work through ways to more realistically cost TNE activity from scoping the idea through to operation.

Representatives from universities, sector organisations as well as finance experts will share experiences and good practice prompting discussions which will cover a range of topics including:

  • Scoping TNE opportunities
  • Costing TNE
  • Contracting
  • Navigating venture capital
  • Legal support
  • Tax implications
  • Overcoming location-specific financial challenges 

Who should attend?

  • International managers and strategists in universities
  • TNE practitioners in universities
  • Senior university finance office staff
  • Private sector staff with an interest in effectively costing TNE activity
  • Staff with responsibility for international contract arrangements and negotiations
  • Policy makers with an interest in international higher education
  • Policy makers with an interest in exporting education services

Delegate outcomes

  • Develop a clearer understanding of the cost implications of international partnerships
  • Understand the financial challenges TNE poses, as well as implications for HR teams, tax arrangements, due diligence processes, contracting and budgeting.  
  • Recognise, and start to overcome, the challenges of developing and managing TNE
  • Understand the value of TNE
  • Learn from others about what can work well in achieving best value for your TNE activity
  • Improve the information base for developing institutional TNE strategies

Confirmed speakers include: 

  • David Copping, Partner, Farrer & Co 
  • Raegan Hiles, Head of Outbound Mobilities Programmes, Universities UK International 
  • Bhaskar Dasgupta, Chief Operating Officer, UK Export Finance 
  • Matt Durnin, Head of Research and Consultancy (East Asia) SIEM, British Council 
  • Kate Fitzpatrick, Global Mobility Practice leader, UK & Ireland Principal, Mercer
  • David Field, Senior Manager, China Britain Services Group and International Tax, Grant Thornton 
  • Richard Dale, Finance Director, Newcastle University ​
  • Tom Buckley, Director of Recruitment, Admissions and International Development, Newcastle University

Click here to see the programme​ 

​This event is now closed to bookings, if you would like to be added to the waiting list please send your request to HEGlobal@international.ac.uk

​Our thanks go to Farrer & Co for supporting us with this event.