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TNE 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.

Navigating TNE financing

Friday 2 February 2018, 10.30am – 4.00pm

Farrer & Co, 20-23 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, WC2A 3LH

To book


There are lots of TNE numbers: 701,010 students registered for UK HE programmes overseas; and 82% of universities delivering TNE in over 200 locations. Which must mean TNE is earning for the UK – after all, it's been identified as a high value export and estimated at £550m in 2014-15.

But… we don't have an established metric for calculating course costs, fees or financial returns to individual institutions for TNE.

Join finance experts, tax advisors and university practitioners as they look at how to budget for TNE and work through ways to more realistically cost TNE activity from scoping the idea through to operation.


 Who should attend?

  • International managers and strategists in universities

  • TNE practitioners in universities

  • Senior university finance office staff

  • Private sector staff with an interest in effectively costing TNE activity

  • Staff with responsibility for international contract arrangements and negotiations

  • Policy makers with an interest in international higher education

  • Policy makers with an interest in exporting education services


Delegate outcomes

  • Develop a clearer understanding of the cost implications of international partnerships

  • Understand the financial challenges TNE poses, as well as implications for HR teams, tax arrangements, due diligence processes, contracting and budgeting.  

  • Recognise, and start to overcome, the challenges of developing and managing TNE

  • Understand the value of TNE

  • Learn about what can work well in achieving best value for your TNE activity

  • Improve the information base for developing institutional TNE strategies



UUKi's TNE events operate strict Chatham House rules: delegates and speakers will not be asked to share their own costs or financial calculations (unless they wish to), but participants will be asked to be frank in what they have found to be successful or otherwise. UUKi hopes to produce summaries of its events but these will be in the context of practical tips for managers rather than case study documentation.