When you deliver transnational education (TNE), you want to provide an equitable level of service to students overseas – offering high-quality education while enhancing your global reputation.
But achieving these TNE ambitions can be a challenge. Political, operational and technological differences between countries and working at a distance can lead to obstacles which are challenging to fix. This can affect the student and staff experience, causing your reputation to suffer.
To solve these challenges global partnership offers advice and guidance for organisations planning or delivering TNE. With this service, Jisc acts as your expert, unbiased partner to help you anticipate and solve a range of international challenges, so you can deliver your TNE strategy.
How does this help your organisation?
Global partnership builds on our trusted position as the membership organisation for UK research and education technology and extends this overseas. It helps you to:
Achieve TNE ambitions
We use a holistic approach to help you meet your TNE goals. At both strategic and operational levels, we help you manage the many aspects of making TNE work.
We aim to give you informed, impartial insight into where you currently stand with TNE and offer practical recommendations on how to achieve your objectives.
Save time and money
As the operator of the Janet Network we have access to a global network of strategic partners. Thanks to this, we have specialist in-country knowledge of some of the most significant territories where UK organisations are involved in TNE. This means we can help understand local issues at an early stage, helping to save time and money by avoiding pitfalls, considering options, and planning in advance.
We may also be able to help if your operational management teams are based in the UK and do not have the time or resource to travel overseas to solve problems. This support helps you to deliver services cost-effectively and in a more environmentally friendly way.
Solve complex, hands-on challenges
Impartial advice and hands-on support can help you to solve and troubleshoot challenges that could threaten to derail a TNE activity and which can be exacerbated by international boundaries.
Areas we can help with include:
Working with telecoms providers (see also global connect, which offers connectivity to your overseas site)
Legal and regulatory challenges, including contract negotiation
Issues relating to business-critical technology services, such as virtual learning environments (VLEs), virtual private networks (VPNs) and videoconferencing
Build for the long term
As trusted advisers to the sector, our expertise can help you select solutions. We also help you to develop the knowledge, skills and capabilities you need over the longer term, particularly if you choose the annual subscription.
How does the service work?
We offer a free initial consultation to understand your needs, discover issues, and agree a scope of work.
To meet your TNE goals, you can choose from two delivery options:
Short-term consultancy for a specific issue
Annual subscription, if you need ongoing advice and support on a range of queries