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