Kind words from members and partners


'The research undertaken for us by the Observatory has been critical for our transnational education (TNE) support programme. The report has provided an awareness of communication in the planning and delivery of TNE within higher education institutions and is facilitating the engagement of the community by emphasising the importance of good technical infrastructure for such activities. This evidence has highlighted a previously unnoticed problem for TNE and resulted in many more opportunities for us to raise the profile of Jisc’s support in this area. ', Esther Wilkinson, Business Development Lead, Transnational Education, Jisc


'The IU has had a long and positive working relationship with the Observatory. In 2013, the IU in partnership with the Leadership Foundation commissioned the Observatory to conduct qualitative research on what international higher education might be like in 2020, examining future trends and opportunities to help inform universities’, and policy makers’, strategic thinking about internationalisation. The “Horizon scanning” report was steered by a group including leaders in internationalisation from the sector, Chaired by Professor Sir Drummond Bone.  The report has been read and well received around the world.', Vivienne Stern, Director of the UK Higher Education International Unit (IU)


'We are delighted to have able to sponsor such a stimulating, thought-provoking event.  Observatory conferences are distinctive in terms of the thought which goes into the programme, the calibre of the contributions, and the quality of debate and insight generated as a consequence.  We are living through some interesting times in global higher education, and it is important for all of us to be able to share thoughts in such a useful forum.  This certainly will help inform and shape how we at INTO engage with our colleagues within the sector here in the UK and more broadly.’, Tim O’Brien, Director of INTO Knowledge, on the Observatory conference ‘The international higher education revolution:  Impacts on mobility, qualifications, networks’, 11-12 December 2013, Regent’s University, London

'The DAAD supports and advises German universities and their international partners  in their transnational education activities. For this task, the Observatory of Borderless Higher Education provides useful surveys, interesting articles and valuable information on all aspects of TNE.  For the future, the DAAD aims at interlinking its own global network even closer with the OBHE network.

The conference „Global Forum, Observatory on Borderless Higher Education to International Branch Campus" in Kuala Lumpur/Malaysia therefore was an important first point of contact  as well as a starting point for stronger engagement and intensified cooperation  with the Observatory and with partners from all over the world involved  in TNE.', Beate Schindler-Kovats, Head of Division "Higher Education Projects Abroad", Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD)/German Academic Exchange Service


'The Observatory of Borderless Higher Education is a great resource for up-to-date information on a wide range of issues. Thinking about starting a branch campus? OBHE is the resource to go to for all the latest information regarding statistics and trends.', Leslie Diamond, Analyst, OECD


'Our membership with The Observatory on Borderless Higher Education has proven a valuable research and networking opportunity as we explore the global distance education market.  The timeliness and amount of information available through this membership has been extraordinary. ', Angela L.M. Stopper, Global Portfolio Strategist, Penn State World Campus


'Our membership with the Observatory aids us in keeping abreast of salient and current research in international higher education. The OBHE Global Forum in Malaysia was a very worthwhile event for our team from the University of London International Programmes.  The talks were of a uniformly high quality and kept me engaged from beginning to end.  In addition the opportunities for appropriate networking at a senior level were excellent. I would recommend keeping the audience size at this level as the quality of interaction and discussion worked very well.', Tim Gore, Director Global Networks and Communities, University of London International Programmes


'The service provided by the OBHE is excellent; the materials provided are easy to access and are up to date, current, and cross reference for easy use. There is a wealth of both current and archived materials facilitating pain-free research. The material is practical and is underpinned with academic references allowing the user to dig as deep as they need. Many thanks.', Loraine Houlton, Director of International Development, School of Law, Social Science & Communications, University of Wolverhampton



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