UEA has a proud tradition of educating students from around the world, of solving problems that have global impact and of building collaboration with academics internationally.
Around the globe, governments are actively pursuing the recruitment of students from regions in which the UK has been dominant, while UK government policy on visas has made the recruitment of international students more challenging. At the same time we have seen the emergence of alternative, low cost models of higher education. In research, funds are concentrating longer and larger grants leading to research consortia and partnerships. A further challenge ahead is both student and staff mobility across Europe. In all areas of our activity, there is a need to better understand and promote our place in the world, to ensure that our students are equipped to succeed in a competitive global environment and that our University seeks and builds successful relationships with global partners.
UEA’s programme of global engagement prioritises developing our presence internationally. Our active Dialogue Groups focus on five key areas for the University and our well-established Study Abroad & Exchange programmes, facilitated through more than 200 exchange partnerships, support the Universities UK International ambition to double outbound mobility by 2020.