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Mat Wright

Building stronger, more inclusive, internationally connected higher education and TVET systems

Universities and colleges are vital for social and economic growth. We urgently need the ideas and skills they generate to tackle climate change, poverty and other global challenges.

Going Global Partnerships builds stronger, more inclusive, internationally connected higher education and technical and vocational education and training (TVET) systems. 

This British Council programme supports partnerships between universities, colleges, education policy makers, civil society organisations and industry partners in the UK and around the world. 

Through Going Global Partnerships, you can: 

  • Build relationships and share good practice with international partners
  • Explore topics - such as transnational education, employer engagement and more - through our webinars, policy dialogues, events and learning cohorts
  • Develop scientific collaboration and gain pilot or early stage funding for research partnerships focused on climate change, public health and other subjects
  • Access grant funding for collaborative partnerships that support quality, inclusion and innovation in higher education and TVET delivery.

At a system-level, the programme brings together policymakers and practitioners to support international co-operation in higher education and TVET – for example by developing mutual recognition of qualifications and quality assurance agreements. 

By building stronger international connections, Going Global Partnerships strengthens higher education and TVET systems, enables research collaboration, internationalises institutions, enhances student outcomes and supports inclusion. 

Find out about the opportunities we offer you on our Connect and collaborate page.