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News

  • 28 Nov CRAC report highlights growth and value of transnational education (TNE) by higher education providers

    New research by CRAC for the Department of Business, Innovation & Skills reveals new insights into the extent, range and value of higher education programmes that are delivered overseas through TNE (transnational education)

  • 08 Oct Call for evidence: Employability initiatives within TNE programmes

    CRAC is seeking examples from UK universities of innovative or effective support for employability development in their TNE (transnational education) programmes

  • 21 May Research on TNE

    The first phase of CRAC's research for BIS is nearing completion. This has included a census of TNE activities by UK HE institutions, and in-depth case studies of selected programmes.

  • 21 May Research on PGR Recruitment

    CRAC, Vitae and the University of Derby have completed a project for HEFCE investigating the recruitment, selection and deployment of postgraduate researchers in English HEIs.

  • 19 May Vitae and Naturejobs have launched ‘What do research staff do next?’

    This survey will provide a valuable career development advice to researchers and will be a source of easily accessible and current data on doctoral graduates’ career paths as a motivator for doctoral researchers to prepare for life after their graduation.

  • 17 Jan Research on PGR recruitment for HEFCE now underway

    CRAC and Vitae, supported by the International Centre for Guidance Studies at the University of Derby, are commencing research for HEFCE.to build a picture, from an HE institutional perspective, of the market for prospective postgraduate research (PGR) students in England, how they are recruited and selected, and their role in the HE research base.

  • 17 Jan Research on TNE - Fieldwork is now running

    BIS has commissioned CRAC (the Careers Research & Advisory Centre) and its team of specialist partners/consultants[1] to improve our understanding of the landscape of TNE operations by UK HE institutions. A key focus is to assess the value of different TNE modes, in economic terms as well as the wider and indirect benefits that accrue to UK HE institutions and the UK as a nation. The research project has been running since October 2013 and aims to understand, identify and define the full range of substantive modes of TNE delivery by UK institutions, in a sufficiently consistent manner to enable quantitative estimations. To take part in our census of all UK HE institutions' TNE activities, led by Steve Woodfield at Kingston University, which will augment existing HESA[2] data collection, please contact Robin Mellors-Bourne at CRAC. This takes place in January and February 2014.

  • 28 Nov New research study on TNE starting

    BIS has commissioned CRAC (the Careers Research & Advisory Centre) and its team of specialist partners/consultants to improve our understanding of the landscape of TNE operations by UK HE institutions. A key focus is to assess the value of different TNE modes, in economic terms as well as the wider and indirect benefits that accrue to UK HE institutions and the UK as a nation.

  • 14 Nov Vitae Researcher Development International Conference 2014 9 Sept 2014

    The 2014 Vitae Researcher Development International Conference will take place on 9-10 September 2014 at The Midland, Manchester. Further details will be available nearer the time.

  • 30 May RCUK and HEFCE confirm their commitment to Vitae and researcher careers

    Vitae welcomes the announcement today by David Willetts, Minister for Universities and Science, that Research Councils UK (RCUK) and the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) have come together to strengthen their support for ensuring the development of world-class skills amongst research staff.