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)
CRAC is seeking examples from UK universities of innovative or effective support for employability development in their TNE (transnational education) programmes
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. 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 data collection, please contact Robin Mellors-Bourne at CRAC. This takes place in January and February 2014.
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.
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.
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.