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The UK is China’s leading partner in Transnational Education (TNE) partnerships with nearly 270 joint programmes enabling more than 57,000 students to study towards UK qualifications in China each year.

Developing a successful (TNE) partnership within the Chinese market is, however, a complex process with Chinese tax obligations, cultural-specific business etiquette and programme quality assurance to navigate.

By attending this highly practical and interactive course, you will learn how to create effective partnerships with Chinese institutions, assure the highest standard of quality in programmes of study and outline the best strategies to increase the global reach of your institution.

Join Peter Brady and take away an action plan for successful TNE partnership development and implementation in China.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Understand specific localised challenges in establishing TNE partnerships in China
  • Explore the current landscape for Sino-British transnational higher education
  • Examine critical success factors for TNE partnerships in China
  • Ensure TNE programmes meet the academic standards of both Chinese and British regulatory bodies
  • Develop an action plan for effective partnership development
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09:15 - 09:45


09:45 - 10:00

Chair’s Welcome and Clarification of Learning Objectives

10:00 - 11:00

Transnational Education Partnerships in China – An Overview

  • Review of the current Sino-British Higher Education Landscape
  • Build effective relationships with Chinese partner institutions, government bodies and agencies
  • Understand cultural factors of engaging with Chinese counterparts
  • Develop specific business practices for the Chinese culture
11:00 - 11:15

Morning Break

11:15 - 12:00

Quality Assurance in Transnational Education Partnerships in China

  • QAA’s approach to TNE: process and reference points
  • The TNE operating environment in China: the role of key bodies and the regulatory landscape
  • Lessons learned from QAA’s review of UK TNE in China: challenges and top tips
  • QAA’s cooperation with counter-part agencies in China
12:00 - 12:45

Case Study: Develop Key Relationships with Chinese Partner Institutions and Stakeholders

Learn from the University of Liverpool who co-founded the ground-breaking international Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU), which now teaches over 10,000 students and recruits from the top tier of Chinese students

  • 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
12:45 - 13:45


13:45 - 14:30

Case Study: Critical Success Factors for TNE Partnerships in China

Learn from an experienced University leader that has been involved with several very successful higher education partnerships in China

  • Examine the key success factors for creating transnational partnerships in China
  • Assess how the application of blended learning approaches can increase students numbers at home and overseas
  • Develop multi touch strategies for the creation of more meaningful relationships
  • Learn how to expand and improve your TNE portfolio
14:30 - 14:45

Afternoon Break

14:45 - 16:00

Workshop: Implement Successful Transnational Partnerships within China

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

Feedback, Evaluation & Closing Remarks


etc. Venues – Prospero House, London

241 Borough High St, London, SE1 1GA