Higher education has always been an international activity.
We are active in the global marketplace, recognising that - now more than ever - collaborating with parters across the world is essential. We attract the brightest and best students from across the globe because our world-class teaching helps them discover, innovate and translate their learning into the real world.
We collaborate with researchers around the world. Together we are addressing the big challenges of the 21st Century: a growing and ageing population, the depletion of our planet's resources, climate change, cultural and social cohesion, and a fast-changing technological and economic landscape.
It is essential that international researchers and students are welcome in UK universities - and that our students and researchers have the opportunity to work and study abroad. It is important that we have a sensible visa policy to support this.
…I used to speak in front of the class for 95% of the time, now I make a Learning Plan and I make sure to include questions and getting the […]
University Alliance is a reciprocal partner for the British Council’s Going Global Summit 2017, taking place on 22-24 May in London. A call for proposals at the annual two and a […]
On my flight from Dubai to Bangladesh for a British Council Global Education Dialogue, I was surrounded by young Bangladeshi men excited about coming home for their annual holiday. Every […]
David Cameron’s tough rules on immigration are taking their toll on UK universities as international students struggle to stump up the fees for entry, according to university and business leaders. […]
Chief Executive Maddalaine Ansell has been quoted in coverage by Bloomberg Business on the Government’s immigration policy. In July, Business Secretary Sajid Javid called for those studying in Britain to […]
Our chief executive Maddalaine Ansell is quoted in a Guardian article on international students and the benefits they bring to UK students at university. The story which features short interviews […]
Maddalaine Ansell, Chief Executive of University Alliance – Britain’s universities for cities and regions – welcomed the new survey commissioned by the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) and the Higher […]
Professor Mary Stuart, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lincoln, gave an interview during the Going Global conference organised by the British Council as UA’s lead on international affairs. She also […]
You are invited to a drinks reception following the British Council Going Global Conference to celebrate excellence in graduate employability and entrepreneurship, research with impact and business engagement. A new […]
A recent blog by Professor Steve West, Chair of University Alliance, calling on politicians to pledge to re-introduce the two-year post-study work visa allowing qualified international graduates to stay in the […]