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As it becomes more challenging to attract international students and staff to the UK, developing successful Transnational Education (TNE) partnerships with non-UK institutions can increase the range of study options available, provide alternative income streams and widen access to academic programmes.

By attending this highly practical and interactive course you will learn how to create effective partnerships, develop key relationships with partner institutions and outline the best strategies to make such partnerships work.

Join Dr. Vicky Lewis and take away an action plan for successful TNE partnership development and implementation.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Learn how to develop effective transnational partnerships
  • Evaluate opportunities in different countries and choose the right partners
  • Develop successful relationships with partner institutions and stakeholders
  • Learn how to negotiate and build more successful partnerships
  • Investigate approaches to risk management and best practice solutions
  • Take away an action plan for successful partnership development
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09:15 - 09:45


09:45 - 10:00

Chair's Welcome and Clarification of Learning Objectives

10:00 - 10:30

Transnational Education Partnerships: an Opportunity for the New Era?

  • Consider drivers for internationalisation in the context of recent political developments
  • Understand how TNE partnerships can contribute to institutional internationalisation strategies
10:30 - 11:15

The Global Landscape: Trends, Forecasts and Operating Models

This session will examine the global landscape for TNE, highlighting trends and forecasts, TNE ‘hotspots’, established and emerging operating models, including:

  • Recent changes in the global TNE landscape
  • Predicted growth areas and future ‘hotspots’
  • Successful operating models
  • Innovative approaches for the future
11:15 - 11:30

Morning Break

11:30 - 12:30

Case Study: Develop Key Relationships with Partner Institutions and Stakeholders

Gain unique insight from the University of Nottingham, which has been awarded the prestigious British Business Award for successfully partnering with the China-based Wanli Education Group (WEG).

  • Learn from the University’s journey of successfully developing a China-UK TNE partnership
  • Develop key relationships with partner institutions and stakeholders
  • Understand how to market your brand and enhance your reputation
  • Enhance TNE graduates employability and intercultural competence
12:30 - 13:30


13:30 - 14:30

Case Study: Critical Success Factors for TNE Partnerships

The University of Greenwich have 17, 450 students taught wholly overseas on collaborative programmes. They are one of the largest TNE providers without any overseas branch campuses and with partners in 23 countries around the world. 

  • Examine the key success factors for creating transnational partnerships
  • Assess how a greater application of distance learning can increase the UK’s educational appeal
  • Increase the number of students choosing to study in the UK through blended or hub stations
  • Learn how to expand and improve your TNE portfolio
14:30 - 14:45

Afternoon Break

14:45 - 16:00

Workshop: Implement Successful Transnational Partnerships

  • Evaluate opportunities in specific countries and choose the right partners
  • Identify key challenges and investigate approaches to risk management 
  • Explore practical examples to negotiate and build more successful partnerships
  • Take a way an action plan for effective partnership development
16:00 - 16:15

Feedback, Evaluation & Close


etc. Venues – Victoria, London

One Drummond Gate, Pimlico,, London, SW1V 2QQ