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1 Internationalisation Strategy Alan Mackay, University of Edinburgh

2 Internationalisation Benefits Challenges University of Edinburgh

3 Internationalisation



6 Internationalisation is defined as the process of integrating an international, intercultural or global dimension into the purpose, functions or delivery of post secondary education Jane Knight

7 Internationalisation The overarching priority is to further enhance our global presence. We are a distinctly Scottish university based in Scotlands capital, but our reach and aspirations are international and it is in that context we must be measured. We operate on an international stage and this must be reflected in all areas of University life Professor Sir Timothy OShea

8 Why internationalise? Income diversification Enhance research Profile Diversity Global citizens Teaching and learning Grand challenges Partnerships

9 Why internationalise? Social and cultural Political Economic Academic Competitive Development

10 Why internationalise? global competition complex landscape scale and structure resource services expertise volatility

11 Why internationalise? RecruitmentOverseas CampusDistance Learning PartnershipsExchangesLanguage Skills Joint Degrees Research CollaborationKnowledge Transfer Study OptionsHR StrategyInstitutional Projects Student SupportReorganisation Social integration Cultural diversityRegional National

12 International Student Mobility 1975 1985 1995 2025 0.8m 1.1m 1.75m 4m

13 …the strategic must have Review of international activities Development of central units Increasing dialogue Alignment with other strategies Reorganisation of roles International in services Benchmarking Networks

14 …the strategic must have International CampusLiverpool, Nottingham, Westminster Reorientation Middlesex, Warwick, UCL Collaborative Derby, Coventry, Central Lancashire Private SectorHeriot-Watt, Sheffield, Nottingham Trent Consortia York, Edinburgh, Cambridge, Manchester Distance Education University of London, OU Curriculum Leeds Met, Salford, Bournemouth, Napier

15 Where do we want to be? Vision Where are we now? Where do we want to be? Audit IQRP

16 University of Edinburgh Step change in global influence and perception Attract the brightest and best students and staff Our offer is understood globally Knowledge is valued and applied globally Research attracts the worlds leading scholars

17 University of Edinburgh ….to stand still or even to make incremental progress will be to fall behind…. Globalisation Opportunities informed consumers Resources Responsiveness Constant flux Benefits of success

18 University of Edinburgh

19 Scottish Government Edinburgh City Council Universities Scottish Development International British Council Universities Scotland University of Edinburgh University Court Principals Strategy Group Scottish Enterprise

20 Internationalisation Matrix Pro Vice Chancellor – International Director Coordinate Pro Vice Chancellor – International Committee Executive Pro Vice Chancellor – Director of Development _____________________________________________________________________________________ Activity Disparate activity StrategyCoordination and alignment Process Integrate, leverage, add value

21 Internationalisation Vice Principal International Director, International Office International Executive Group College International Groups International Deans Regional Workshops Edinburgh Global thematic workshops

22 What is required? Shared vision Commitment Resources Engagement Leadership Review

23 Where do we want to be? Performance Indicators Mobility New Partnerships Student experience International Intake Research fundingCurriculum Inward visits International staff Media profile League tables Income Student community

24 Planning Building shared vision Plan not the goal Knowledge Sharing Friends, foes and fence sitters Engagement circles

25 Planning Common vision Vision Group Measure and review Finance Risks and benefits

26 Challenges Organisational LeadershipResource Governance Management Commitment Communication Shared vision Visibility

27 Challenges New playersGlobal economy Competition Volatility Legislation Partners Risk

28 International Intelligence

29 Opportunities Student community Regional and national engagement Global Academies Governance Intelligence Resources New opportunities….

30 2025


32 India Office This office is an important step forward in Scotlands relationship with India. Edinburghs base will help forge partnerships with Indian universities, businesses and government departments Alex Salmond, First Minister of Scotland

33 India Office


35 Partnerships


37 2025

38 Opportunities



41 30 Edinburgh Global Masters Scholarships 30 Edinburgh Global Research Scholarships Global Development Academy Scholarship Global Health Academy Scholarship Julius Nyerere Scholarship Japan Earthquake Scholarship Fund Southern Africa Scholarships FCO Chevening Scholarships Scotland Saltire Scholarships

42 Opportunities

43 The Global Academies bring together experts from over 25 academic disciplines to create knowledge communities in Health, International Development and Environment, with a vision to develop and implement innovative solutions to the worlds most challenging concerns. The Global Academies - Offer world leading interdisciplinary postgraduate degrees - Engage in global collaborative research to make life better - Participate and lead in the creation of global networks and partnerships

44 Opportunities




48 Influencing the world since 1583

49 Opportunities

50 International intake 09/10 1.University of Manchester 11,420 2.University of Nottingham10,350 3.University College London 8,730 4.University of Warwick8,440 5.University of Edinburgh 8,030 6.University of Oxford7,740 7.University of Leeds 7,555 8.University of Cambridge 7,400 9.University of Birmingham7,095 10.London School of Economics7,085

51 Quality Review Process Internationalisation Quality Review Process (IQRP) Institutional Management of Higher Education (IMHE) OECD & ACA Assessment and enhance quality Self Assessment Peer Review

52 Quality Review Process Assess achievement of goals and objectives Integration of international dimension into priorities Inclusion of internationalisation as key element in QA Initiation of international strategy or assessment Self Assessment Team (SAT) Peer Review Group (PRG) Analysis not data collection

53 Quality Review Process International strategy and policies Organisational and support structures Academic programmes and students Research collaboration Human Resources Contracts and services

54 Essential ingredients Vision and mandate Resource Structure Dialogue Governance Communicate

55 Biggest challenges… - Resources - Communication - People not projects - Dont get restricted - Keep focus - Drifting

56 Positives… - Innovation - Delivery - Partnerships - Proactive - Strategic - Intelligence

57 Next phase Embedding Improve communication Enhance engagement Evidence progress Refocus Next five years…

58 Alan Mackay Director, International Office University of Edinburgh

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