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Europe – the New Market for TNE?

In this blog post, Tom Buckley, Director of Recruitment, Admissions and International Development at Lancaster University shares the rationale and lessons learnt from the establishment of their new campus in Germany.

Image: XJTLU campus 2013 by Goyah licensed under Creative Commons CC BY-SA 3.0

Embedding QA in an International Startup – 5 Lessons from XJTLU

Sylvia Franke worked for three years as Director, Centre for Academic Affairs, at XJTLU (Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University) in Suzhou, China. This was during the early days of this UK-Sino joint venture, during which many QA lessons were learnt. More recently, Sylvia worked in the Student Lifecycle Support Programme at the University of Bristol.

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‘Til Brexit Do Us Part – 5 Actions To Take Now

There has been a lot of talk about Brexit, but how do businesses and higher education leaders expect Brexit to impact on them, and what steps are they taking to prepare? Jonathan Nicholls, former AHUA Chair, and now Director of Strategic and Policy Services (Education) at Shakespeare Martineau LLP, shares insights from their recent survey, and recommends five actions to take now.

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Leadership Ethics in a Volatile World

Esa Hämäläinen, Chair of HUMANE (Heads of University Management and Administration in Europe) and Director of Administration of the University of Helsinki, considers the impact of the current political landscape on higher education and the role of universities in a post-truth society.   

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The Magic of a Spell Down Under

After working at various HE institutions in the UK, Philip Harvey moved to Australia to become Vice President Operations at the University of Canberra. Two years into the role, he reflects on the similarities and differences between the higher education sector in the UK and Australia. 

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Looking In After Stepping Out: A Global Perspective

Ian Creagh spent 20 years working in higher education leadership, most recently as Chief Operating Officer at King’s College London. He left this role last year, and now has a portfolio of roles within the higher education sector. Here he considers current challenges for the sector from an international perspective, and identifies issues that are common across the globe.