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The TNE-Hub is partnering with UK NARIC for two of their GlobalEd Forum online talks and webinar series, both devoted to aspects of TNE. 

Free access for TNE-Hub members

TNE-Hub members who have not already free access to the GlobalEd forum through UK NARIC membership can access for free the two TNE events. Please complete this form by Friday 2to claim your complimentary access. 

If you have contacted us already via email, then there is no need to complete this form. 

Event 1: Flexible paths to learning via TNE

Tuesday 1 December, 11.00-12.30 GMT (UK time)

Transnational education (TNE) accounts for a substantial proportion of UK higher education provision. The volume and nature of international student mobility is likely to be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic for at least a few years. In a UUKi survey of PVCs (International) in May 2020, half said they were likely to expand TNE provision in response to COVID-19. This session will explore innovative institutional case studies of TNE delivery models that have arisen, or will soon be implemented, in response to the pandemic.


  • Dr Christopher Hill (co-chair), Associate Professor and Co-Convenor, British University of Dubai and TNE-Hub

  • David Pilsbury, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (International Development), Coventry University

  • Griff Ryan, TNE Projects Officer, Universities UK International

  • Matt Durnin, Global head of Insights and Consultancy, British Council

  • Marisa Furno, Associate Director (International Partnerships) and Deputy Convenor, Western Sydney University and IEAA TNE Network


Event 2: Changing recognition of online education in key countries

Tuesday 8 December 2020, 11.00 – 12.30 GMT (UK time)

In many parts of the world credentials attained online are not formally recognised for certain types of employment or for entry to subsequent study. But in 2020 many international students are attending classes remotely. The direction of travel is towards greater recognition, and the pandemic has led to hopes of wider acceptance for online and TNE qualifications globally.


  • Fabrizio Trifiro (Chair), Head of Quality Benchmark Services, UK NARIC

  • William Lawton (co-chair), Independent Consultant and Co-Convenor, TNE-Hub

  • Dr Sohail Bajammal, Executive Director, National Centre for Academic Accreditation and Evaluation, Saudi Arabia

  • Kayode Odedina, Deputy Director, National Universities Commission, Nigeria

  • Dr Pankaj Mittal, Secretary General, Association of Indian Universities, India

  • Nadia Tahir, Managing Director, QAA, Higher Education Commission, Pakistan

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