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Framework for Internationalising Higher Education

Internationalising higher education (HE) is an ongoing, institution-wide commitment to fostering a globally aware and inclusive learning environment. This process encompasses all aspects of HE, from teaching and learning to research and collaboration. Internationalisation benefits all HE students, regardless of their location, background, discipline, or mode of study.

This framework is intended for all those within HE and beyond, encompassing those who contribute to and can benefit from an internationalised sector. Its principal audiences are organisations (e.g. HE providers, agencies, bodies and employers) and individuals (e.g. staff, students and employees).

The framework is part of the Essential Frameworks for Enhancing Student Success series.

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Has your institution identified internationalisation as a priority? 

Our expertise and globally recognised standards and frameworks help higher education organisations transform teaching by developing and recognising teaching excellence. We work with you – understanding your context – to enhance internationalisation by sharing insight and evidenced-based practice to deliver student success. 

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Project Success Stories

Peru’s Ministry of Education launches framework for developing joint Peru-UK university degrees

Advance HE is behind a ground-breaking project launched by the Peruvian government in Lima that could soon see Peruvian and UK universities award joint and dual degrees valid in both countries.
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Related resources

Internationalisation and students' outcomes or experiences: a review of the literature 2011-2022

The review centres around the literature review 'Internationalisation and students’ outcomes or experiences: A review of the literature 2011-2021' which illustrates 11 dominant themes in internationalisation literature since 2011, which are categorised according to their level of demonstrable impact on students. The review outlines known evidence about “what works” across internationalisation practices and highlights key areas where further research is needed.

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Meet the project leads

Stuart Norton, PFHEA

Senior Consultant, Education
Advance HE
Stuart Norton
Stuart has over 18 years’ experience within higher education with extensive experience in designing and developing strategic, institutional-wide change. In his role as Senior Consultant, Education at Advance HE, he focuses on both thought leadership and providing evidence-based solutions to support institutions, educators and students.

Dr Kay Hack (PFHEA)

Lead Consultant (Education)
Advance HE
Dr Kay Hack
Kay leads a team of senior consultants to deliver a range of services to the HE sector to support strategic leadership and change in HEIs.
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