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HEGlobal events address the questions surrounding TNE using UK and international experts. They enable the UK higher education sector to improve its knowledge of TNE while also offering excellent networking opportunities.

Transnational education: here to stay

Wednesday 1 November 2017, 09:30 - 16:30

Woburn House

20 Tavistock Square

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'Transnational education: here to stay’ brings together sector leaders and practitioners with market intelligence, to explore the next big ideas in effective Transnational education (TNE) management. Participants will be able to focus conversations with country experts and scout new opportunities, with plenty of time to scope their vision for their universities’ next TNE steps and location​

Why are we talking about UK HE TNE now?

Knowledge is not constrained by physical boundaries, so it is no surprise that the UK's university sector reaches far across the globe. In our universities, internationalisation strategies are maturing: the days of siloed activity that only looked at international student recruitment, research partnerships, or outward student mobility are slipping away. Strategies are becoming holistic, and incorporate the wider scope of international activity. This includes transnational education (TNE), ie, the delivery of education in another country to where the education provider is based.

UK HE TNE has grown massively in recent years, and shows no signs of slowing. In 2015-16, there were 701,010 students studying for UK degree programmes overseas – up 5.3% from the previous year, and 17% since 2012. More students study UK degree programmes outside of the UK than there are international students studying in the UK. 82% of UK universities offer TNE, and 23 universities now have more than 5,000 students registered on their overseas programmes. Learners can study for a UK degree in all but fifteen of the world's countries.​

In this conference, we explore the phenomenon that is the growth of UK HE TNE, and look at where TNE is headed in future. One thing is for certain: UK HE TNE is here to stay.