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Talking transnational education (TNE) numbers - looking at the latest statistics and trends

20 Sep 2017, 11:00 - 12:00


On September 2017 we hosted our first transnational education (TNE) webinar that looked at the latest trends in TNE and offered practical tips. Data was examined in a regional context and looked at how TNE provision has changed- what TNE is out there and how is it developing?

In the webinar, Leo Boe, Transnational Education Policy Lead at UUKi, drew on a detailed review of the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) Aggregate Offshore Record (AOR). This webinar provided an exclusive first insight into that work. Kevin Van Cauter, Senior Higher Education Adviser at the British Council, reflected on the significance of the data and how it complements other research in evidencing the breadth and strength of the UK’s TNE offer. 

The UK’s provision of transnational education is already vast; more than 80% of UK universities offer programmes overseas. UK qualifications are available in all but 15 of the world’s countries which adds gravitas to the UK’s global reputation for higher education. The evidence suggests TNE will play a major role in the future of universities’ internationalisation strategies, so it’s vital to stay informed. 

TNE is strategically significant for student recruitment, government and higher education institutions. Offering degrees overseas increases access opportunities for students globally. TNE contributes to local landscapes and is helping to shape higher education systems globally. And it is a major contributor to the export value of education for our economy. 

We are planning further online seminars for UK universities and policy makers which will look at TNE opportunities, markets, strategy and management. If you missed our first webinar do not fear! You can keep up to date with all our future conferences and webinars here, and you can watch the inaugural webinar in the video below.



Sanaa Busaidy-Hubert

Sanaa Busaidy-Hubert

Events Producer
Universities UK

Nuzhat Fatima

Nuzhat Fatima

Events Assistant
Universities UK

Holly Wildish-Jones

Holly Wildish-Jones

Marketing and Internal Communications Officer
Universities UK


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