Mat Wright


Research project

Key dates

Deadline for receipt of queries: Friday 20 February 2015

Deadline for submission of proposal: Friday 27 February 2015

Decision made on successful application: Tuesday 3 March 2015

Project kick-off meeting: Monday 9 March 2015

Project completion date: Friday 4 September 2015


We are looking to contract a research project investigating the impact of different government policies on the ability of higher education institutions to internationalise, and the approaches that they take to internationalisation.

It is expected that the project will encompass three separate elements:

  • A quantitative analysis that provides a clear picture of international dynamics and trends. This analysis is not expected to be exhaustive, but to provide an accurate summary of different approaches and the effects of these. 
  • A focused qualitative element identifying four of five countries who have implemented particularly interesting or innovative policies and outlining the rationales and effects of these policies. Once the provider has identified the relevant four or five countries, the British Council will provide assistance in contacting initial relevant stakeholders. Through qualitative interviews with such stakeholders, it would be expected that the final research output would describe how individuals or institutions were positively or negatively affected by policy changes or different approaches. 
  • An analysis of how the identified dynamics and trends are reflected in UK policies, experiences or needs - an analysis of the approach favoured by the UK government and other institutions and the results of this.


An experienced research organisation that can demonstrate clear awareness of the subject matter.

How to apply

Please email to receive the full Invitation to Tender, supplier response form and mandatory checklist. Potential suppliers may also submit an optional detailed research proposal.