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State of the relationship: UK higher education engagement with the GCC

Report
14 December 2017

This report maps the range of connections between the UK and countries of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC) in higher education, with particular focus on international student enrolments, transnational education and research collaboration. ​

It examines key trends in engagement alongside the respective policy climates; considering what this means for UK universities looking to strengthen engagement across the GCC.

The report draws on data sourced through the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Institute for Statistics (UIS), the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), and SciVal. Additional data was sourced through a survey of UK universities, mapping UK institutions’ GCC activities and partners​.

This is an independent report produced by UUKi and funded by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

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