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Uk us collaborations with third country partners

UK-US Collaborations with Third country partners

Abraham Varghese

Assistant Provost, International Affairs

University of Miami, Florida

UK-US Higher Education Partnerships: Realizing the Potential Conference

Royal Society for the Arts (RSA), London

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Uk us collaborations with third country partners

Founded in 1925

Private Research university – 15,000+students

Annual Budget of $2.1 Billion

$326 million in research and sponsored programs/year

114 Bachelors, 104 Masters, 57 Doctoral programs

International Education and Exchange programs: Over 80 programs in 33 countries

International student population on campus – 11%

Alumni – In 50 U. S. States and 148 countries

Over13,000 Faculty and Employees

Fundraising campaign: $1.4 Billion

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  • Rankings:

    • No. 50 in the U.S. in the national universities category, (17 spots up in 3 years)

    • Bascom Palmer Eye Institute - Ranked the No. 1 eye hospital in the country. (U. S. News & World Report, 2010)

  • 12 SCHOOLS & COLLEGES

  • 5 Campuses

  • 3 University-owned hospitals

  • 230+ collaborations worldwide

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University of Miami

Miller School of Medicine

  • Largest expansion program in its history

  • $1.9 billion in ongoing infrastructure projects

    • New Biomedical Research Building -188,000 square feet

    • Clinical Research Building -300,000 square feet

    • New 25,000 square feet wet lab research building

  • 507 new medical faculty hired in the last 3 years

  • The University of Miami-top NIH funded institution in the State of Florida

  • 1 million patient encounters per year

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Sample Grants to UM Medical School

  • Hispanic Community Health Study - $61M from NIH

  • Developmental Center for AIDS Research - $3.6M from NIH

  • Center on Aging received $9 Million from the NIH

  • Largest study ever of environmental effects on child and human health in the United States.

    • $39.9 Million- National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.

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  • CENTERS AND INSTITUTES

  • Currently more than 50 Medical Centers and Institutes representing diverse disciplines including:

    • Diabetes Research Institute

    • Sylvester Cancer Center

    • Miami Project to Cure Paralysis

    • Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

    • International Medical Institute

    • Hussman Institute for Human Genomics

    • Transplant Institute

    • Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute

    • Center for Computational Science

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  • UK – US Global Collaborations

  • For Decades

  • Types of Collaborations

    • Study Abroad

    • Faculty Exchange

    • Distance Education

    • Service Learning in Global locations

    • Joint Research and Training

    • Joint Degrees and Dual Degrees

    • International Campuses

  • INTERNATIONALIZATION

  • • British Council, CIEE, NAFSA, IIE, ACE, AIEA, others.

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    • INTERNATIONALIZATION

    • United Kingdom (Rhodes and Marshall Scholarships)

    • Rest of Europe

    • Malaysia

    • Middle East

    • Latin America

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    • INTERNATIONALIZATION of Universities

    • Opportunities

    • Student Diversity

    • •Internationalizing the curriculum

    • Expanding Research Possibilities

    • Enhancing the university name and brand globally

    • • More Tuition paying students

    • • Economic Development locally and nationally

    • Challenges

    • Student Recruiting Challenges

    • Downturn in the Global Economy

      • Local Labor Laws and Tax Implications

  • •Exit Strategy

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    • SO WHAT IS NEW?

    • The World

    • Political Structures & Implications

    • Global Economy

    • Competition for Higher Education

    • Student Expectations

    • University Resources

    • New Vigor and need

    • • U. S. universities moving forward with

    • further internationalization

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    THIRD COUNTRY OPPORTUNITIES

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    • MIDDLE EAST

      • Qatar: 6 U.S. universities set up

    • international campuses

    • Dubai

    • • Bahrain

    • • Saudi Arabia

    • Lebanon

    • • Egypt

    • Others

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    • CHINA

    • Opportunities:

    • Growing Economy and Middle Class

    • Ambitious wide ranging policy reform in HE

    • • Shanghai’s $44 billion World Expo

    • • China desires to set up 100 world-class universities

    • Ministry of Education providing resources

    • Adapting the Western countries standards and teaching methods

    • • More English courses in universities

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    • CHINA

    • UM – Largest student UG international student population is from China

    • • Delegations on a weekly basis

      • Fudan University

      • Peking University

      • Tsinghua University

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    • CHINA

    • Challenges:

    • •English language proficiency and courses

    • Qualified professors and teachers

    • Graduate and Post Graduate Research Levels

    • General quality of education

    • Teacher Oriented Lectures

    • Group discussions not encouraged

    • Lack of freedom to Change majors

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    • INDIA

    • Impressive Higher Education Market

    • • English skills

    • Information Technology leadership

    • India sent 103, 260 student to the U.S. in 2008/09

    • (China – 98,235, UK – 8,701) (IIE Open Doors Report)

    • Expansion Plans:

    • Courting the Higher Education System from:

    • U.K.

    • U.S.

    • Australia

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    • INDIA

    • India’s renowned Institutions: IITs, IIMs, and others.

    • • According to the Minister for Human Resource Development, Mr. KapilSibal:

      • Only 12 out of every 100 children make it to the college (70 in the developed nations)

    • 30 out of every 100 by 2020

      • 480 universities and 22,000 colleges currently

      • Need 600 more universities and 35,000 extra colleges

  • • Opening its doors to leading foreign universities with a Foreign Universities Bill in Indian Parliament

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    • INDIA

    • Opportunities

    • Research

    • Utilizing the human resource availability

    • • Rising Middle Class and affluence

    • Increasing number of students desiring Western style education and degrees

    • Opportunity for further expanding university brand worldwide

    • Key Challenges

    • Unknown education policies

    • Changing governments and local political difficulties

    • Finding right partners for collaboration

    • Identifying faculty to travel and work with Indian partners

    • With the Foreign University Bill:

      • Maintain a fund not less than U.S. $11 Million

      • Income cannot be repatriated but has to be reinvested

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    • Rest Of The World

    • Africa

    • European Union

    • Canada

    • Singapore

    • Malaysia

    • Taiwan

    • • Latin America (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico)

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    • Questions for:

    • The UK and US Higher Education Institutions

    • World of Higher Education is changing

    • What are we doing about it?

    • Just surviving, or strategically planning

    • for the next 20, 30, 50 years?

    • How does these global changes fit into your university’s internationalization plans?

    • What is the global future for the

    • U.K. and U.S. universities?

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    Questions for:

    The UK and US Higher Education Institutions

    • Are we ready to capitalize on the opportunities and face the challenges?

    • Strategic decisions need to be made at the higher administration and national level.

    • Our responsibility and opportunity

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    Thank you

    Thank You

    Abraham Varghese

    Assistant Provost, International Affairs

    Contact: [email protected]

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