Education is one of the UK’s strongest export industries, and the impact of UK universities can be felt throughout the world. More than 1 million overseas students are now studying for a UK higher education qualification either in the UK or in their home country, and the UK’s excellence in research is underpinned by global networks of collaborations.
We want to ensure that the UK higher education sector not only retains, but enhances, its strong international position by:
working with the UK government to secure a favourable domestic policy environment for universities to achieve their international objectives
collaborating with Universities UK International to help our universities extend their global connections and influence by providing research and analysis of international trends in transnational education, outward student mobility, engagement with scholarship programmes, and recruitment
researching higher education policy developments abroad to understand how best practice overseas can inform the development of higher education policy at home
Our work on internationalisation is overseen by our International Policy Network, chaired by Professor Sir Steve Smith, Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive of the University of Exeter.