Jisc welcomed the publication recently of the Department for Business Innovation and Skills’ international education strategy outlining the UK’s role in contributing to worldwide innovation within schools, colleges and universities.
In the news release, enabling international collaboration and ensuring global secure access to institutions’ services and resources, was highlighted as an area in which Jisc provides support to UK higher education, further education and skills.
Jisc’s work in Business and Community Engagement (BCE) featured in a recent guide on internationalisation. This guide stressed the need for a wider, more visionary approach to internationalisation in response to the need for UK institutions to compete more strongly than ever for international students as well as produce graduates with the skills and confidence to enter the global job market.
Examples highlighted from BCE work included:
- Teaching and learning – Projects at Northumbria University and the University of the Arts demonstrate the possibilities for international teaching and learning
- Research – Virtual Research Environments (VREs) enable distributed research groups or teams to collaborate online, regardless of location
- Business – Digital technologies are also helping institutions work with global businesses. Our infoKit, online collaborative tools for business and community engagement, can help you get started.
All of these examples feature in the synthesis document we have produced on facilitating collaboration for business and community engagement to help people consider the options for using technology to enhance their relationships with external partners. This forms part of our series of synthesis publications around the themes of: