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International Strategy

Strategic Aim 4

Strategic Aim 4: Ensure our staff have the best possible international opportunities

QMUL recruits academic staff on a labour market that is increasingly global. International opportunities for research collaboration, and international experience such as study, teaching or exchange abroad, are all potentially part of life-long career development. Working in an internationalised environment is an important aspect of the QMUL experience for all staff.

In support of this, our research strategy also recognises that flexibility and independence are important elements of a supportive research environment, and that for many disciplines, international collaboration mobilises different perspectives and approaches. Much of our current high quality research, recognised for its originality, significance, rigour and impact, results from international collaboration, given the scale and nature of the questions being investigated and the nature of the resources required.

Objectives

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4.1 Map our existing international research collaborations and develop existing mechanisms for sharing this information internally, as a way of enabling wider awareness and fostering future research partnerships

Indicator of Progress2018/2019 Target
International Register of ResearchRegister created, maintained and disseminated internally
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4.2 Develop new international research collaborations, including the creation of new centres and institutes with significant international growth potential

Indicator of Progress2018/2019 Target
Number of new long-term collaborative research agreements with overseas partnersThree major new agreements per year over the course of the Strategy
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4.3 Increase overseas research income as a means to support the activities of new international research centres and collaborations whilst simultaneously reducing reliance on UK public funds

Indicator of Progress2018/2019 Target
Research income from outside the UKResearch grant income from both EU and non EU sources per academic to be in the top ten amongst UK HEIs by 2018/19
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4.4 Enhance our induction and support for international staff

Indicator of Progress2018/2019 Target
Induction and support activities (including linguistic support for non-native English speakers)Induction & support for international staff reviewed and adapted annually as appropriate over course of strategy
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4.5 Develop and implement HR policy to support the employment of staff who are internationally mobile or based overseas

Indicator of Progress2018/2019 Target
HR PolicyHR policy guidelines for employing staff based overseas operational and reviewed regularly across the course of the strategy
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4.6 Increase participation in international staff mobility schemes such as those run under Erasmus+

Indicator of Progress2018/2019 Target
Number of QMUL staff participating in Erasmus+ staff mobility programmeYear on year increases during the course of the strategy
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4.7 Support internationally relevant continuing professional development opportunities for staff wherever they may be based

Indicator of Progress2018/2019 Target

Availability of resources & CPD opportunities to support good practice in learning, teaching and assessment in an international context

 

New and existing CPD courses/workshops developed and delivered in response to demand and institutional priorities as appropriate over the course of the strategy
Year on year developments in International Teaching & Internationalisation of the Curriculum content on ADEPT website over course of strategy