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8th October 2020 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Adnan Muminović

Chevening Scholar

When things appear too good to be true, they usually are. Except for when they are not…

About a year ago, I decided to quit my job in Sarajevo and move to London in order to pursue my second master’s in something called Psychology of Economic Life. Inevitably, as part of that decision, several others had to be made as well. Those included, but were not limited to, the decision to trade […]

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23rd June 2017 Osaka, Japan

Joseph Robertson

by Joseph Robertson

Science and Innovation Officer (Japan), British Consulate-General Osaka

Innovation out west: cutting-edge regenerative medicine research, entrepreneurial support and business-academia collaboration in Fukuoka

Situated in the South West of Japan, Fukuoka is Japan’s fifth largest city and the fastest growing – from 2010 to 2015 it grew 5%, significantly faster than any other major city in Japan. With a population of 5.1m (larger than Ireland), it also has the highest ratio of young residents (c.20% aged 15-29). Geographically […]

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7th March 2016 Science and Innovation Network

Ben Kitcher

AMRC Offshore Renewables Manager The University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre

Opportunities for UK-India collaborations in advanced manufacturing

In December, we supported a visit of UK advanced manufacturing experts to Pune and Bengaluru in India. This included Ben Kitcher, who represented the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) and the University of Sheffield. Ben wrote an excellent blog (originally on the University of Sheffield website) capturing why this sort of visit is so important […]

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27th February 2015 Beirut, Lebanon

Tom Fletcher

by Tom Fletcher

Former British Ambassador to Lebanon

What Lebanese Students Tell Me About Us

I spend a lot of time in universities, talking with students about their hopes for the region and their perceptions of the UK. Lebanon has always been a good place to listen to the currents surging through the Middle East. These sessions are always lively, surprising, challenging. It is foolish to try to generalise about […]

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1st August 2013 Ottawa, Canada

Challenges facing Universities in a Global Market: Guest blog by Professor Nigel Thrift, Vice-Chancellor of Warwick University

Higher education is increasingly being noticed as a lucrative and growing business sector, especially where attracting international students is concerned. This provides many opportunities for forward looking universities and also many challenges. Professor Nigel Thrift*, Vice-Chancellor of Warwick University, attended a summit in Ottawa, Canada to discuss how universities worldwide are adapting to the swiftly […]

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31st July 2013 Ottawa, Canada

UK releases International Education Strategy

On Monday, July 29th the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) released its International Education Strategy. This strategy outlines how the UK will work with businesses, schools and universities to develop the economic opportunities of the growing education sector. Strategy highlights include: Welcoming international students: the strategy explains that there is no cap on the […]

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1st March 2013 Beirut, Lebanon

Tom Fletcher

by Tom Fletcher

Former British Ambassador to Lebanon

Britain’s Education Offer to Lebanon, and Speechmaking by Twitter

Yesterday was our ‘Education, Education, Education’ Day. I met the prizewinners of our competition for English teachers, including an inspirational administrator from Nahr el Bared Palestinian refugee camp, whose winning lesson plan was based on fish and chips. She is helping even those living in extreme desperation to enjoy and unlock English. But the day […]

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22nd July 2011 Toronto, Canada

UKHEIU releases guide to UK higher education and partnerships for overseas universities

This is John Preece guestblogging about an excellent new guide from the UK Higher Education International Unit (UKHEIU). As UK science officers, we here at SIN Canada are often approached by Canadian universities for information about how they can collaborate or partner with their British counterparts. Now, UKHEIU has done all our information-finding for us […]

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22nd June 2011

Peter Beckingham

by Peter Beckingham

Former governor in Turks and Caicos Islands

Student exchanges on the increase to and from India to Britain

For two consecutive Fridays I have had an opportunity to get a glimpse of how British universities are making their mark in India.   On the first occasion I attended the launch of an initiative by Glasgow Caledonian University with the Deccan Education Society at Fergusson College, part of Pune University. Held at the College’s […]

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31st May 2011 Ottawa, Canada

Andy Hopper Speaks to Innovation from the Re$earch Money Conference in Ottawa

More follow-up from the Re$earch Money conference! Dr. Andy Hopper, Professor Computer Science, University of Cambridge, UK was invited to participate in a panel at the recent Re$earch Money conference, entitled: Pushing the Envelope: Exemplary Practices in Supporting Business Innovation.  He spoke to the role the University has played in helping to create and promote […]

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