Transnational education conference 2021: informed innovation

1 Feb - 5 Feb 2021, 09:00 - 11:00

The landscape of global higher education is rapidly changing. The impact of Covid-19 has highlighted the importance of international and cross-border collaboration, with many UK institutions discovering new opportunities through global partnerships and networks.  


With change brings opportunity. This year, the transnational education conference will examine how transnational education (TNE) can be a cornerstone in rebuilding the post-Covid-19 international education system, through informed innovation. 


Information is key to the successful delivery of TNE. There is always more to learn about TNE through metrics, insight, and measurement. Despite our relatively privileged position in the UK with robust sector level data on TNE student numbers, and a flow of research and insights from sector bodies and academia, our understanding of TNE is still limited in some key areas.  

Staying well informed gives institutions the freedom to innovate, explore new opportunities and utilise new resourcesThe current diversity of the UK transnational education offer is testament to the innovation of many practitioners and pioneers over the last few decades. From large branch campuses to small validation arrangements and digitally enhanced approaches, TNE is an umbrella term under which models vary greatly by territory and provider.  

Now more than ever, innovative approaches have the potential to: 

  • drive TNE student recruitment in new markets
  • improve TNE student experience and outcomes
  • develop meaningful TNE partnerships and delivery models that are resilient to shocks and disruption

This online conference will kick off with a plenary session on Monday 1 February, and close with a plenary session on Friday 5 February. Short breakout sessions will be held Tuesday – Thursday. The agenda and speakers will be released closer to the event.   

We have a range of sponsorship opportunities available at this event. Please contact Donna Taibe, Events and Admin Coordinator, for information. Email:

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Donna Taibe

Admin and Events Coordinator
Universities UK International

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