Universities Wales Weekly Wrap Up – 13 May 2016

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Global Wales on IU Delegation to Malaysia and Vietnam

The UK HE International Unit is leading a delegation to Malaysia and Vietnam from Monday 13 to Friday 17 June.  Professor Iwan Davies of Swansea University, Chair of Universities Wales’ PVC International Network and the Global Wales partnership, put in a successful bid to take part. He will represent both Swansea University and the Global Wales partnership throughout.

The purpose of the delegation is to identify new opportunities for collaboration in the region. The group will meet with relevant senior representatives of the Government, sector agencies and domestic universities in Malaysia and Vietnam. In Vietnam they will also take part in a British Council Global Education Dialogue. The thematic focus of the delegation and the Global Education Dialogue is collaboration with industry, with secondary objectives relating to the shared priority research areas and individual national thematic interests. Research priorities in the region include agriculture, digital Innovation and creativity, environment and energy, future cities, and health and life sciences. Additional thematic priorities include international collaboration and improving the capacity of domestic higher education.

North Asia Briefing

Universities Wales worked with IDP Education to provide a market briefing on China, Taiwan and Hong Kong for International Offices on Monday 9 May in Cardiff. Mr Allen Jiang, IDP’s North Asia Director, gave an overview of developments in the region to International Directors and Country Managers and discussed opportunities for engagement in North Asia going forward. For more information or for a copy of the presentation, please contact Gwen Williams

HEFCE News 13/05/2016; Revised operating model for quality assessment: Announcement of preferred bidders

HEFCE has announced preferred bidders following an exercise to procure quality assessment services for the new operating model for quality assessment in higher education in England.  Further information can be found here.