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April 2017

Both universities and cities thrive, individually and mutually, when their people are connected, and the fates of both these institutions are closely tied to their leaders’ ability to improve local areas and attract talented people.

In this report, commissioned by the British Council and carried out by James Ransom, a researcher from University College London (UCL), we explore ways in which university and city leaders can plan co-ordinated internationalisation activity based on four case study models from four European cities: Amsterdam, Dublin, Glasgow and Hannover.

The examples here indicate how collaboration should be developed locally by university and city leaders, rather than imported from best practice. 


James Ransom, Policy Researcher at Universities UK and a doctoral student at UCL Institute of Education; he undertook this research in an independent capacity

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