As nations seek to grow international research, mobility and joint developments, the pressure on cross country mutuality arrangements for awards is increasing.
But there are signs that the traditional approach to mutual recognition may be limiting real progress.

There are significant challenges - for example, whether automatic recognition is viable, whether credit based mutuality is possible and whether professional accreditation can be incorporated across country boundaries.

This session examines two new, but different, approaches taken by groups of countries in ASEAN and in Latin America; both offering new opportunities for collaboration and construction of novel programmes of study.

Panellists provide insights into why they chose the particular frameworks they did, and how these open up new forms of collaboration.

Questions  explored include:

  • How have some countries chosen their key structures for increased opportunities?
  • What new opportunities do these structures provide for innovation?
  • What principles can underpin critical new requirements in mutuality arrangements?
  • What are the remaining challenges in developing new structures of collaboration across multiple country contributors?
  • What practical lessons can we learn from ASEAN, Latin America, UK and others about extending and developing innovative mutuality agreements for the future, and exploit those that now exist?