Transnational education Conference 2021+: reviewing the role of TNE in tackling global challenges

3 Nov - 4 Nov 2021, 09:00 - 14:00

The global pandemic has made evident the fragility of activities that depend on the international mobility of staff and students. This has presented the international education community with a unique opportunity to reassess the effectiveness and efficiency of transnational activities from a social, ethical and environmental perspective.  

Transnational education can offer a cost-effective option to expand the benefits of internationalisation to the 98% of non-internationally mobile student population, while also reducing the negative social and environmental impacts of international mobility such as brain drain and carbon emissions.   

Join UUKi on 3-4 November to explore the role of TNE in tackling pressing global challenges that pre-dated the global pandemic, but that have been exacerbated by it, such as: 

  • Global warming 

  • Growing inequalities 

  • Migration 

  • Digital inequities 

The conference will feature a range of sessions from sector leaders, international guests, government representatives and TNE experts.  


Group discount 

We are offering a group discount for delegates attending from one institution at the price of £600 for a group of four delegates from our member institutions. To receive this discount, please send details (full name, job title, organisation and email address) of each delegate to and we will provide you with the discount code.  

A list of UUK member institutions can be found here. If your institution is on the list, you can book at our member price. 

In addition to this, the following institutions are UUKi members: 

  • Abertay University 

  • University of the Arts 

  • Bournemouth University 

  • Harper Adams University 

  • Ravensbourne University 

  • Rose Bruford College 

  • Royal University of Agriculture 


Who should attend? 

This conference is open to all with an interest in this topic, however will be particularly useful for staff who have responsibility for or play a part in delivering transnational education. Relevant job titles include: 

  • Pro-Vice-Chancellor (International)  

  • Director of Global/International Partnerships 

  • Director of International Development 

  • Head of Transnational Education 

  • Head of International Partnerships 

  • Head of International Business Development 

  • International Partnerships Officer/Manager 

Donna Taibe

Donna Taibe

Admin and Events Coordinator
Universities UK International

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