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Strategic Aim 2

Strategic Aim 2: Extend our transnational education (TNE) portfolio through further partnerships with top tier institutions worldwide

QMUL has a partnership model of transnational activity. We believe that our engagement in delivering quality higher education offshore offers opportunities to develop and promote not just particular programmes, but also the strengths of the UK's university education system, whilst always being respectful of the values and traditions of other national education systems. It is in the interaction of the UK system with other countries that there is scope for mutual advance in research-led teaching, assessment, and quality assurance. QMUL's learning and teaching in London benefits from the work that we do offshore, through raising our profile internationally, offering the potential for new research collaboration, and giving staff and students based in London an opportunity to gain from a wider educational experience.

Whilst our existing Joint Programmes in China, with Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (since 2004) and Nanchang University (since 2013), could be characterised as amongst best-in-class in terms of truly shared teaching and input, it is possible to do still more to develop these and others into even deeper, long-term arrangements. From 2016, QMUL’s School of Medicine and Dentistry will deliver its MBBS programme at a new campus in Malta, developed with the support of the Maltese government. QMUL is the lead partner of the University of London Institute in Paris, and the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences is developing new projects to complement the LLM that is already delivered in Paris by the Centre for Commercial Law Studies. QMUL has also recently committed to developing a global MBA programme with the University of London International Academy (UoLIA) using online, flexible and blended learning methods. We are open to other opportunities and options, whilst maintaining a commitment to genuine collaboration with partners.

Objectives

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2.1 Develop an internationally recognised research component in all existing transnational ventures, and ensure that research is central to all new transnational education projects

Indicator of Progress2018/2019 Target
Research component in alllarge-scale TNE programmesResearch component introduced to all existing and new large-scale TNE ventures by 2018/19
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2.2 Support our partners in the deeper internationalisation of our existing major transnational projects around the world.

Indicator of Progress2018/2019 Target
Number of international (i.e. non-local) students recruited to existing TNE programmes100 new students per year by 2018/19
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2.3 Promote the integration of QMUL students studying offshore into the wider institutional community

Indicator of Progress2018/2019 Target
Number of London-based students spending some or all of their studies at offshore campuses100 students by 2018/19
Number of offshore students spending some of their studies  on London campuses400 students by 2018/19
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2.4 Support the establishment and growth of new transnational projects with top tier universities worldwide

Indicator of Progress2018/2019 Target
Partnership development fundFund created and impact of awards evaluated on an annual basis over the course of the strategy
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2.5 Diversify the range of countries where we develop transnational education projects, utilising the various models of collaboration open to us.

Indicator of Progress2018/2019 Target
Diversity of countries where TNE projects are developedAt least one TNE project per Faculty per year in a new country over the course of the strategy
Number of funded students enrolled via Joint PhD arrangements in place with overseas institutions50 students by 2018/19
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2.6 Create a mechanism for developing and sharing best practice within QMUL about existing transnational activity, and for disseminating sector-wide experiences and best practice

Indicator of Progress2018/2019 Target
Country Interest GroupsRe-launched and reviewed annually
VP International Advisory GroupVP International Advisory Group convened regularly
JP/TNE Strategy GroupJP/TNE Strategy Group convened regularly