Extending and strengthening international connections in higher education

A smiling male student is sitting in a lecture hall peering off to the side. Two other students are in the background and out of focus.

Connecting international education

The British Council’s work in higher education and science extends and strengthens the connections between the UK and other countries.

We work with governments in the UK and overseas to identify mutually beneficial areas for collaboration, remove barriers and facilitate partnerships and mobility between our higher education sectors.

We work with institutions in the UK and overseas to enable the exchange of learning and ideas and the formation of partnerships that benefit individuals, the institutions themselves and wider society.

We promote UK education internationally and create opportunities for students, researchers and academics to come to the UK and for their UK counterparts to live, study and collaborate overseas.