Whenever you do a piece of research, it always sparks new avenues to pursue or ideas that need to be investigated.
Some of the conversations I had when interviewing sector stakeholders for my Global Strategies Report last year set me thinking about the intersection between HE internationalisation and decolonisation.
My initial – perhaps naïve – assumption was that they are underpinned by similar values and aspirations: inclusivity, the broadening of perspectives and the ch... View Page
When undertaking interviews for my Global Strategies research project, I asked what would be prominent (and different) in the next generation of UK global engagement strategies.
Almost all interviewees highlighted the changing nature of partnerships and the need for models to be rethought, based on deep consideration of how international partnerships can help institutions to achieve their – and their partners’ – overarching strategic goals.
Today’s blog provides an ... View Page
This year I’ve been involved in delivering or co-delivering a number of training courses on some aspect of international partnerships. Participants have worked in a variety of national and institutional environments.
Running these courses reinforced my view that many of us are grappling with similar challenges, whatever our work context.
Things like making sure that international partnerships contribute positively to broader institutional strategies; securing internal buy-in and comm... View Page
In my last blog post, I wrote about Transnational Education Partnerships as a growth area. They are, of course, just one type of international partnership in which higher education institutions engage.
Beyond collaborative programme delivery, partnerships can be developed to foster research activity, facilitate student exchange, provide staff development opportunities, boost knowledge transfer, build institutional capacity, improve funding prospects, strengthen global positioning and more.
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International partnerships have steadily increased in importance for UK HEIs over recent years. Research undertaken a few years ago by Vincenzo Raimo and Charlotte Harrison (published in The Guardian) indicates that ‘development / expansion of international partnerships’ was the most cited priority within UK universities’ international strategies, with 92% of universities considering it a priority.
Of course, international partnerships have a range of drivers and come in var... View Page