Million+ study finds that UK strategy abroad is ‘incoherent’

“The UK’s international higher education strategy is uncoordinated, a report commissioned by the think-tank Million+ has found. The study, Universities and International Higher Education Partnerships, describes a ‘lack of coherence’ between government departments, with ‘conflict between the policies of one Whitehall department and another’. It says the British Council’s role and international agenda ‘are not always transparent or well-aligned with other key government departments’ and that the council ‘can be in competition with institutions’ over the delivery of educational services. Countries such as Australia, which has a single agency for all international educational activity, and Germany follow a more ‘co-ordinated and strategic’ approach …” (more)

[Rebecca Attwood, THE, 29 January]

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