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UUK meeting with Flemish university rectors

30 October 2017
On 12 October 2017, British and Flemish rectors, vice chancellors and higher education and research stakeholders met in London to discuss shared challenges in higher education, research and student exchange.

Thinking about the future: student nursing and Erasmus

10 October 2017
Dr Sheila Cunningham, Associate Professor at Middlesex University looks at the range of benefits of Erasmus for student nurses

Recognising the value of language learning

26 September 2017
Why should we celebrate languages? On the European Day of Languages, Fiona Waye, Senior Policy Lead - Inclusion, Equality and Diversity at Universities UK shares her thoughts on why learning languages matters.

Universities UK and the Association of Universities in the Netherlands sign a joint statement of cooperation

25 September 2017
UUK and the Association of Universities in the Netherlands sign a joint statement agreeing on the need for continued collaboration post-Brexit

The role of the international academic community in shaping global campuses and classrooms

20 September 2017
How can international academic staff contribute to globalising our campuses and classrooms? Dr Sonal Minocha, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Global Engagement) and Dr Dean Hristov, Global Talent Research Analyst from Bournemouth University offer their opinion

GCRF: Don’t judge a book by its cover (or title)

15 September 2017
Rachael Sara-Kennedy, Head of International Partnerships at UUKi argues that the connection between research and the overseas development assistance is vital.

Reaction to the government’s plans to assess impact of international students

25 August 2017
Universities UK CEO, Alistair Jarvis, comments on on the news that the UK government is to commission a detailed assessment of the social and economic impact of international students in the UK

How are international students ambassadors for their UK experience?

24 August 2017
What happens to international students when they return home? How do they put what they learned into practice, and how are they ambassadors for their UK experience?

Enabling mobility for those who have the most to gain

3 August 2017
Placing student voices at the centre of efforts to widen participation in outward mobility is crucial. Katherine Allinson shares her thoughts on why it's important to enable outward mobility for students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Why it matters that UK higher education says #WeAreInternational

1 August 2017
Professor Sir Keith Burnett, President and Vice-Chancellor of The University of Sheffield shares his opinion on why the UK higher education sector must say #WeAreInternational