Internationalising Higher Education
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The IHE programme aims to promote innovation, extend policy debates, and establish a new generation partnership model with businesses to develop global knowledge economies. Our work in higher education focuses on the global policy dialogues. We also contribute to the continuous dialogue of Kazakhstani policy makers, higher education institutions and employers.


In science, we work to build capacity of early career researchers and develop the links between the UK and Kazakhstani institutions and researchers (Researcher Links and Researcher Connect programmes). To find out about our work in research read about our Newton-Al Farabi project


Our work in skills focuses on developing strong relationships between employers, governments and training providers and engages with UK’s expertise and experience in skills development area.

Career Centre Day at Nazarbayev University

Nazarbayev University and the British Council in Kazakhstan held the first Career Centre Day on 11 April 2015 in Astana. Specialists of the Career and Advising Centres had an opportunity to participate in workshops delivered by experts from the University of Warwick and Brunel University. The first workshop aimed to explore how career centres can help create a vibrant economy by linking government strategy, university objectives and the labour market and connecting students and graduates. The second one focussed on the importance of building bridges to successful employability and building capacity in order to meet employers’ needs.

View the presentations from the Career Centre Day:

Presentation by Ms. Sue Bennett, Director of Student Careers and Skills, Warwick University;

Presentation by Dr. Abraham Althonayan, Dr. Bella Gazdiyeva, Brunel University, Ms. Sue Bennett, Warwick University.

Going Global

Going Global is an annual conference hosted by the British Council, which offers an open forum for global leaders of international education to discuss current issues. Since 2004, it has grown from a biennial event in the UK to an annual event alternating between the UK and major international cities. The event provides an opportunity for networking, and has become a fixture of the global education calendar. The conference consists of a series of collaborative sessions that focus on the year’s chosen themes.

Over 1,000 registered delegates from across the tertiary (further and higher) education sectors and various other sectors with perspectives on international education attend each year.

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Knowledge Centre

Visit the British Council’s Knowledge Centre, where you'll find International Higher Education reports, research, videos and blogs.

The British Council conducts research and analysis, providing evidence to shape the global policy level debate around issues facing international research and higher education.


English as a medium of instruction – a growing global phenomenon

Other reports

Education and Society Study Visits to the UK

Bringing together expert speakers from some of the UK’s leading educational institutions, these Seminars combine lectures, workshops, discussions and visits to educational organisations and employers to provide an invaluable insight into the UK skills system.


The Seminars will benefit senior government officials, policy and decision makers, employers and employer organisations, donor agency representatives and senior education staff. 

You can find out more information about the Study Visits here.