Launched in April 2006, the Prime Minister's Initiative for International Education (PMI2) is a five year strategy which will build on the success of the first PMI to secure the UK’s position as a leader in international education and sustain the managed growth of UK international education delivered both in the UK and overseas.
International student recruitment to the UK is an important element within the strategy, but our ability to continue to attract students increasingly depends on our reputation and standing in the international arena. Not only is this about the quality and value of our education, it is also about the contribution we make globally and the strength of the partnerships we build.
PMI2 focuses on new countries as well as strengthening relationships in countries where there are well established ties.
The further and higher education sectors and the English Language sector have come together with the Government and the British Council to provide a total of nearly GBP 7 million in 2006/2007 directly to promote the objectives of the second phase of the PMI.