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1 UK-US Higher Education Partnerships: Realizing the Potential Conference Royal Society for the Arts (RSA), London UK-US Collaborations with Third country partners Abraham Varghese Assistant Provost, International Affairs University of Miami, Florida 1

2 UK-US Higher Education Partnerships: Realizing the Potential Conference Royal Society for the Arts (RSA), London Founded in 1925 Private Research university – 15,000+students Annual Budget of $2.1 Billion $326 million in research and sponsored programs/year 114 Bachelors, 104 Masters, 57 Doctoral programs International Education and Exchange programs: Over 80 programs in 33 countries International student population on campus – 11% Alumni – In 50 U. S. States and 148 countries Over13,000 Faculty and Employees Fundraising campaign: $1.4 Billion 2

3 UK-US Higher Education Partnerships: Realizing the Potential Conference Royal Society for the Arts (RSA), London Rankings: No. 50 in the U.S. in the national universities category, (17 spots up in 3 years) Bascom Palmer Eye Institute - Ranked the No. 1 eye hospital in the country. (U. S. News & World Report, 2010) 12 SCHOOLS & COLLEGES 5 Campuses 3 University-owned hospitals 230+ collaborations worldwide 3

4 UK-US Higher Education Partnerships: Realizing the Potential Conference Royal Society for the Arts (RSA), London Largest expansion program in its history $1.9 billion in ongoing infrastructure projects New Biomedical Research Building -188,000 square feet Clinical Research Building -300,000 square feet New 25,000 square feet wet lab research building 507 new medical faculty hired in the last 3 years The University of Miami-top NIH funded institution in the State of Florida 1 million patient encounters per year University of Miami Miller School of Medicine 4

5 UK-US Higher Education Partnerships: Realizing the Potential Conference Royal Society for the Arts (RSA), London Hispanic Community Health Study - $61M from NIH Developmental Center for AIDS Research - $3.6M from NIH Center on Aging received $9 Million from the NIH Largest study ever of environmental effects on child and human health in the United States. $39.9 Million- National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Sample Grants to UM Medical School 5

6 UK-US Higher Education Partnerships: Realizing the Potential Conference Royal Society for the Arts (RSA), London CENTERS AND INSTITUTES Currently more than 50 Medical Centers and Institutes representing diverse disciplines including: –Diabetes Research Institute –Sylvester Cancer Center –Miami Project to Cure Paralysis –Bascom Palmer Eye Institute –International Medical Institute –Hussman Institute for Human Genomics –Transplant Institute –Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute –Center for Computational Science 6

7 UK-US Higher Education Partnerships: Realizing the Potential Conference Royal Society for the Arts (RSA), London UK – US Global Collaborations For Decades Types of Collaborations Study Abroad Faculty Exchange Distance Education Service Learning in Global locations Joint Research and Training Joint Degrees and Dual Degrees International Campuses INTERNATIONALIZATION British Council, CIEE, NAFSA, IIE, ACE, AIEA, others. 7

8 UK-US Higher Education Partnerships: Realizing the Potential Conference Royal Society for the Arts (RSA), London INTERNATIONALIZATION United Kingdom (Rhodes and Marshall Scholarships) Rest of Europe Malaysia Middle East Latin America 8

9 UK-US Higher Education Partnerships: Realizing the Potential Conference Royal Society for the Arts (RSA), London INTERNATIONALIZATION of Universities Opportunities Student Diversity Internationalizing the curriculum Expanding Research Possibilities Enhancing the university name and brand globally More Tuition paying students Economic Development locally and nationally Challenges Student Recruiting Challenges Downturn in the Global Economy Local Labor Laws and Tax Implications Exit Strategy 9

10 UK-US Higher Education Partnerships: Realizing the Potential Conference Royal Society for the Arts (RSA), London SO WHAT IS NEW? The World Political Structures & Implications Global Economy Competition for Higher Education Student Expectations University Resources New Vigor and need U. S. universities moving forward with further internationalization 10

11 UK-US Higher Education Partnerships: Realizing the Potential Conference Royal Society for the Arts (RSA), London THIRD COUNTRY OPPORTUNITIES 11

12 UK-US Higher Education Partnerships: Realizing the Potential Conference Royal Society for the Arts (RSA), London MIDDLE EAST Qatar: 6 U.S. universities set up international campuses Dubai Bahrain Saudi Arabia Lebanon Egypt Others 12

13 UK-US Higher Education Partnerships: Realizing the Potential Conference Royal Society for the Arts (RSA), London CHINA Opportunities: Growing Economy and Middle Class Ambitious wide ranging policy reform in HE Shanghais $44 billion World Expo China desires to set up 100 world-class universities Ministry of Education providing resources Adapting the Western countries standards and teaching methods More English courses in universities 13

14 UK-US Higher Education Partnerships: Realizing the Potential Conference Royal Society for the Arts (RSA), London CHINA UM – Largest student UG international student population is from China Delegations on a weekly basis Fudan University Peking University Tsinghua University 14

15 UK-US Higher Education Partnerships: Realizing the Potential Conference Royal Society for the Arts (RSA), London CHINA Challenges: English language proficiency and courses Qualified professors and teachers Graduate and Post Graduate Research Levels General quality of education Teacher Oriented Lectures Group discussions not encouraged Lack of freedom to Change majors 15

16 UK-US Higher Education Partnerships: Realizing the Potential Conference Royal Society for the Arts (RSA), London INDIA Impressive Higher Education Market English skills Information Technology leadership India sent 103, 260 student to the U.S. in 2008/09 (China – 98,235, UK – 8,701) (IIE Open Doors Report) Expansion Plans: Courting the Higher Education System from: U.K. U.S. Australia 16

17 UK-US Higher Education Partnerships: Realizing the Potential Conference Royal Society for the Arts (RSA), London INDIA Indias renowned Institutions: IITs, IIMs, and others. According to the Minister for Human Resource Development, Mr. Kapil Sibal: Only 12 out of every 100 children make it to the college (70 in the developed nations) 30 out of every 100 by 2020 480 universities and 22,000 colleges currently Need 600 more universities and 35,000 extra colleges Opening its doors to leading foreign universities with a Foreign Universities Bill in Indian Parliament 17

18 UK-US Higher Education Partnerships: Realizing the Potential Conference Royal Society for the Arts (RSA), London INDIA Opportunities Research Utilizing the human resource availability Rising Middle Class and affluence Increasing number of students desiring Western style education and degrees Opportunity for further expanding university brand worldwide Key Challenges Unknown education policies Changing governments and local political difficulties Finding right partners for collaboration Identifying faculty to travel and work with Indian partners With the Foreign University Bill: Maintain a fund not less than U.S. $11 Million Income cannot be repatriated but has to be reinvested 18

19 UK-US Higher Education Partnerships: Realizing the Potential Conference Royal Society for the Arts (RSA), London Rest Of The World Africa European Union Canada Singapore Malaysia Taiwan Latin America (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico) 19

20 UK-US Higher Education Partnerships: Realizing the Potential Conference Royal Society for the Arts (RSA), London Questions for: The UK and US Higher Education Institutions World of Higher Education is changing What are we doing about it? Just surviving, or strategically planning for the next 20, 30, 50 years? How does these global changes fit into your universitys internationalization plans? What is the global future for the U.K. and U.S. universities? 20

21 UK-US Higher Education Partnerships: Realizing the Potential Conference Royal Society for the Arts (RSA), London Are we ready to capitalize on the opportunities and face the challenges? Strategic decisions need to be made at the higher administration and national level. Our responsibility and opportunity Questions for: The UK and US Higher Education Institutions 21

22 UK-US Higher Education Partnerships: Realizing the Potential Conference Royal Society for the Arts (RSA), London Thank You Abraham Varghese Assistant Provost, International Affairs Contact: ABRAHAM@MIAMI.EDU 22


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