Mat Wright

Running from 2016 to 2022, Strategic Partnerships for Higher Education Innovation and Reform (SPHEIR) is a £45 million Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office grant scheme designed to help transform the quality, relevance, access and affordability of higher education in targeted low income countries. The programme is managed by a consortium led by the British Council in association with PwC and Universities UK International.

SPHEIR is based on partnerships – formal collaboration among public and private organisations to address higher education in ways, and at a scale, that a single organisation cannot. The programme supports eight partnerships: six focused on countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, one in Myanmar and one focused on higher education for refugees in Jordan and Lebanon.

The ultimate aim of the programme is to generate the job-ready, skilled graduates that business and societies need. 

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To find out more about the SPHEIR programme, sign up for SPHEIR updates, or alternatively, please contact the SPHEIR team at any time.