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Investing in Global Relationships: Ireland’s International Education Strategy 2010 - 2015. Presentation to Information Day on Irish International Education Strategy & European Programmes 22 nd February 2011. OUTLINE. Introduction Vision Objectives and Targets Ten strategic Actions

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investing in global relationships ireland s international education strategy 2010 2015

Investing in Global Relationships:Ireland’s International Education Strategy 2010 - 2015

Presentation to

Information Day on Irish International Education Strategy

& European Programmes

22nd February 2011

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OUTLINE

Introduction

Vision

Objectives and Targets

Ten strategic Actions

Statistics & Conclusion

introduction
Introduction
  • Ireland as a small, open European economy relies on international engagement
  • An internationalised education system has a crucial role to play in our international profile and attractiveness
  • In context of national strategy for economic renewal, the government established High level Group on international education in 2010 to:
    • Develop a national strategy
    • Co-ordinate a national approach
  • Report Investing in Global Relationships: Ireland's International Education Strategy 2010-2015 published September 2010
vision
Vision
  • The most compelling rationale for internationalisation is investment in future global relationships with
    • Students educated in Ireland – our future advocates overseas
    • Educational institutions – our teaching and research partners
    • Countries – our business and trading partners
  • Internationalisation enhances the quality of learning, teaching and research
  • And will contribute to Ireland ambition to become “a global innovation hub”
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Vision
  • International students need high-quality education,integration with local students & a great experience
    • Within context of ambitious targets for local student access and access for non-traditional learners
    • Demands collaboration between institutions and agencies &
    • Expansion of the education system
  • A long-term & sustainable process, based on high-quality engagement with international partners
  • Recognition that the European dimension is crucial to Irish education and commitment to active participation in the EU programmes
objectives
Objectives

Primary Objective:

“Ireland will become internationally recognised and ranked as a world leader in the delivery of high-quality international education by providing a unique experience and long-term value to students”

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Objectives and Targets to 2015

  • Increase:
    • Total international HE students 50% by >12,000 to 38,000
    • Full-time int’l HE students 50% by 8,500 to 25,500
    • Int’l students doing advanced research by 50% to 3,800
    • Taught postgraduate int’l students from 13% to 20% to 5,100
    • Exchange and JYA from outside EEA to 6,000 from 3,600
    • English-language students by 25% to 120,000
    • Offshore students by 50% to 4,500
    • Economic impact by €300 m to €1.2 bn
  • Strengthen institutional links with priority partner-countries
  • Increase outward staff and student mobility
ten strategic actions 1
Ten Strategic Actions (1)
  • Partnership and collaboration – greater collaboration within & between government, HE sector and English language sector, coordinated by High Level Group, with 4 Working Groups:
    • Implementation, market development & access (Chair: DES)
    • Sectoral Development (Chair: HEA)
    • Quality Assurance and Student Experience (Chair: NQAI/QQAI)
    • Branding and Promotion (Chair: Enterprise Ireland)

Monitoring & Benchmarking – HEA & EI to develop database & Annual Report

  • Renew Education Ireland Brand and strengthen marketing
  • Quality – Quals & QA Bill, Quality mark, Code of Practice
  • Strengthened immigration and visa regime
  • Comprehensive HEI internationalisation strategies
  • Develop relevant international education offerings, based on HEI capacity and student needs
ten strategic actions 2
Ten Strategic Actions (2)
  • Consistent & supportive government policies and actions
    • High Level Group as key mechanism
    • Small Strategic Fund
    • Three new Scholarship programmes:

The Government of Ireland International Scholarships

The New Frontiers Programme

The Government of Ireland English Language Educators Scholarship

  • Strengthen networks of influence– alumni associations and contacts; HEI’s with embassy & EI support
  • Outward mobility by staff and students – part of HEI’s strategic plans
  • North-South and EU co-operation
conclusion
Conclusion
  • Strategy on International Education comes as part of wider response to need for economic renewal in Ireland
  • Focus is on Ireland's international relationships, particularly on international student mobility and on educational links with future long-term trading partners
  • Nevertheless
  • There is recognition of the wider perspectives of the internationalisation process, including collaborative institutional and research links, internationalisation of curricula and engagement in multilateral initiatives, such as the Bologna process.
  • There is also recognition that the European dimension is crucial to the Irish education system and an active ongoing commitment to the EU programmes.
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Investing in Global Relationships:Ireland’s International Education Strategy 2010 - 2015

Presentation to

Information Day on Irish International Education Strategy

& European Programmes

22nd February 2011