Research and innovation collaboration with countries across the globe is of fundamental importance if the UK wants to become a science superpower. This includes developing equitable partnerships with countries in the Global South. Through ODA funding, the UK is able to collaborate with these countries to solve global challenges.
IHEF returned to our screens on 28 Feb and 1 March – filled with sharp insights into the future of international higher education. Our IHEF 2023 partner AECC Global shared powerful keynote on their exclusive insights and data. Here, they delve into the importance of human connections in our increasingly digital world.
Universities are major players in attracting foreign direct investment (FDI), bringing in over a billion pounds in international business investment every year through their R&D and contributing to the government’s Science Superpower agenda. But often the shape, scale and impact of this investment is hard to describe at a sector level due to incomplete data and the variety of ways in which universities work with overseas business partners.
In November, we facilitated a webinar exploring the intersection between climate action and international strategies in collaboration with the German Rectors’ Conference (HRK), Universities Canada and Universities Finland.
From 1 April 2023, the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) will no longer perform the role as designated quality body (DQB) in England. Since the announcement last summer, debates over quality assurance have caused questions outside of the UK about the meaning of these changes.
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