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The Scale and Scope of UK Higher Education Transnational Education


The Scale and Scope of UK Higher Education Transnational Education

Commissioned with support from the UK HE International Unit, British Council and Department for Business, Innovation & Skills, this research report looks at the UK's outgoing higher education transnational education (TNE). It considers where TNE is being delivered, what types and what subjects are being studied, and includes case studies which showcase the breadth and diversity of TNE offers.

Download The Scale and Scope of UK Higher Education Transnational Education.

Key findings include:

  • UK HE TNE grew by 13.4% between 2012/13 and 2014/15
  • the five countries where the most UK HE TNE is delivered (Malaysia, Hong Kong, Oman, Singapore and Sri Lanka) have remained constant since 2012-13, however the next five countries on the list have changed (Egypt, China, Greece, Germany, India), showing that this is an evolving landscape;
  • there are only 15 countries in the world where the UK does not offer any TNE;
  • since 2012-13 there has been an increase in the flexibility of offer in mode of delivery, with more programmes being offered as full-time, part-time or both;
  • four in five universities who commented on their future plans intend to expand their TNE provision in the next three years; and
  • partnership approaches with host country partners are becoming more equitable.

 

View the press release here.