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Framework for internationalising higher education

This framework* has been designed by the HEA to support you in promoting a high quality equitable and global learning experience to help prepare graduates to live in and contribute responsibly to a globally interconnected society.  

Internationalising higher education is important for institutions because it bolsters global reputation and supports achievement and progression in teaching and research. It can enrich the design and delivery of the curriculum and can help boost a programme’s success and future sustainability.

For individuals engaging in the process of internationalising HE can help widen your horizons and networks and helps to promote learning a sense of belonging and future employability.

Adaptable and flexible to meet your needs

This framework aligned to the UK Professional Standards Framework can be used in different ways and adapted to your particular context

We provide a complementary toolkit to help you apply it into policy and/or practice.  

We also provide consultancy to support you to embed this or any of our other frameworks across your institution faculty department programme.  

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* The HEA is grateful to the national and international delegates who attended a learning and teaching summit in 2013 defining the framework’s core principles and the working group who developed the framework further. Thanks also go to the organisations and individuals who contributed through the consultation survey and events. Since its launch in 2014 it has been enhanced with input from institutions on the HEA’s internationalising the curriculum strategic enhancement programme.

The materials published on this page were originally created by the Higher Education Academy.