Stuart Bannerman is Associate Pro Vice Chancellor International at London South Bank University, this year's host of the Transnational Education Conference. In this blog, we get some of Stuart's thoughts ahead of Transnational Education Conference 2023, where he will be leading a session on the convergence of digital and face-to-face teaching delivery. See his thoughts below.
Universities UK International (UUKi) invites tenders for a research project with the title 'Exploring the contribution of international postgraduate research students to the UK’s science and research base'.
Our universities are a national asset. They give opportunities, grow the economy, solve global challenges, and equip graduates with skills for the future. We’ve set out the most compelling evidence behind the impact of universities.
This study, an update of this 2021 study, published jointly by Universities UK International (UUKi), the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) and Kaplan International Pathways in collaboration with London Economics, reveals the growing importance of international students to local economies throughout the UK.
From supporting the efforts to preserve vital rail networks, to offering financial assistance to build bomb shelters so Ukrainian institutions can continue to conduct classes; UK universities have played a pivotal role in helping to support Ukraine over the past year.
New polling, commissioned from Public First by Universities UK, has revealed that the UK public doesn’t see reducing legal migration as a priority compared to other pressing issues, and are not in favour of cutting the number of international students.
With this Joint Statement, we – the undersigned European university umbrella organisations – want to express our concerns on the lack of progress and clarity regarding the association of the United Kingdom and Switzerland to the Horizon Europe research framework programme. Two years have passed since the start of the programme without any progress and the delay is causing damage to existing research partnerships between EU, UK, and Swiss knowledge institutions
Following the agreement in principle reached by the UK and EU regarding the Windsor Framework, representatives of the UK, Irish and wider European research, innovation and business communities have signed a joint statement urging rapid progress on UK association to EU programmes, including Horizon Europe, Copernicus and Euratom:
In the face of such a terrifying war and humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, what can UK universities do to support Ukrainian institutions? And what does it mean for the future role of UK universities internationally?
Simon Emmett, CEO of IDP Connect, will be delivering a keynote at #IHEF2023 on their latest data on international student recruitment. Join us at next week's event to tune in, and read on for a flavour of their insights.
Universities UK (UUK) is inviting tenders for a research project with the title 'Responding to international humanitarian crises: lessons from the UK higher education sector response to the invasion of Ukraine.'
This page summarises some of the information from the invitation to tender (ITT).
We're no longer accepting tender submissions.
On Tuesday 13 December 2022, Science and Technology Minister George Freeman announced phase one of a new global research fund, International Science Partnerships Fund (ISPF), at an event in Tokyo, Japan. This initial phase of the fund will be opened with £119m worth of funding to allow UK scientists and innovators to collaborate with peers around the world on some of the most pressing issues facing our planet.
Jamie Arrowsmith, Director, Universities UK International, said:
Universities UK International’s (UUKi) UK-Ukraine R&I twinning grants scheme provides funding until 31 August 2023 for eligible higher education institutions participating in the UK-Ukraine Twinning Initiative, coordinated by the Cormack Consultancy Group (CCG), to develop bespoke programmes of work that address the reciprocal research and innovation needs of both Ukrainian and UK institutions and researchers.