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The UK’s national campaign to double the percentage of UK-domiciled students who study, work or volunteer abroad during their degrees.

Join campaign partners at the Go International conference 2019 to share best practice and hear how to help more students study abroad.

For the first time UK becomes host country for Argentinian government scholarship programme

11 November 2016
For the first time UK becomes host country for Argentinian government scholarship programme. Inclusion in BEC.AR programme reflects developing relationship between the two countries.

Vivienne Stern, Director of UUKi, on staying international in a post-Brexit UK

4 November 2016
Vivienne Stern speaks to Student.com about bolstering the reputation of UK universities abroad, the best ways to engage with international students and navigating Brexit in the best way possible for students and universities alike.

New research from UUKi: UK Universities and International Innovation launched by Jo Johnson in Shanghai

27 September 2016
New research from UUKi about UK universities and international innovation was recently launched by Jo Johnson in Shanghai on his official visit to China.

Universities UK: We are international

13 September 2016
As thousands of higher education professionals prepare to gather in Liverpool for this year’s EAIE conference, our Director Vivienne Stern discusses the cloud of uncertainty that is Brexit for the higher education sector.

UKIERI’s new calls for research funding now open

26 August 2016
The announcement of calls for funding research signals the beginning of the third phase of the UK-India Education & Research Initiative (UKIERI).

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Universities UK endorses EUA's statement on suspension of education staff in Turkey

20 July 2016
Responding to the suspension of over 15,000 education staff in Turkey, we fully endorse and concur with the statement released by the European University Association.

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New research finds boom in UK higher education delivered internationally

29 June 2016
The UK's delivery of higher education transnational education grows at five times the rate of international student recruitment to the UK.

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Much to celebrate but let’s not get complacent - international student experience at UK universities

10 June 2016
Our director Vivienne Stern analyses the sector's offer to international students ahead of our second international student experience conference, Wednesday 15 June.

International higher education in facts and figures 2016

2 June 2016
Universities UK International has launched International Higher Education in Facts and Figures 2016, which examines the latest trends and data on international higher education.

SPHEIR’s demonstration call

24 May 2016
At the eLearning Africa conference in Cairo today, the SPHEIR project management team announced the opening of a call for demonstration partnerships.