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Cross-border student mobility for high quality education. Professor Andy Walker Vice-Principal, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. Heriot-Watt University - a Scottish university with a global reach. Orkney Campus. Scotland. Scottish Borders Campus. + Dubai Campus.
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Professor Andy Walker
Vice-Principal, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh
Scottish Borders Campus
+ Dubai Campus
Scottish Borders Campus,
Main Edinburgh Campus1.5km square parkland site
Dubai Campus1,400 students
Orkney Campus, Stromness
6,000 students studying for Heriot-Watt University degrees in their own countries by distance learning, using on-line and printed materials
Overall: 14,000 students studying for our degrees off-campus – with partners and independently – in 166 different countries (as of July 2009)
And: 60,000 pupils studying the Heriot-Watt SCHOLARprogrammes in 400 high schools across Scotland
Heriot-Watt is Scotland’s top producer of graduates in:
Physical Sciences MathematicsEngineering & Technology - 13% of totalBuilt Environment
Actuarial MathematicsPhotonicsLogisticsRetail Excellence (George Davies Centre) Brewing and Distilling
A key aspect of our plans concerns the development of our international strategy – in particular to grow further our existing global presence
33% of students on-campus in Scotland are from outside the UK
Other, mainly:Petroleum EngineeringBrewing & DistillingEngineering(11%)
Approved Learning Partners and Independent learning
TOTAL: 14,130 (08/09)
22,800 registered students in total, comprising:
- independent learners
- students studying at Approved Learning Partners
China University of Petroleum (CUP) Qingdao, Shandong
International Education College
What is the value of international university activity?
The UK body The Council for Industry and Higher Education published a Report (Nov.2007):
“Global Horizons for UK Universities”
The Report emphasised the importance of developing the international perspective of higher education to: students/staff – widening their education & learning about other cultures, by travelling themselves and by mixing with overseas colleagues; employers – who recognise value of overseas experiencewhen recruiting; the economy – not just from the perspective of education as a business but also in developing effective international networks.
The following highlights a selection of the Report’s recommendations:
Recommendation - 1
Recommendation - 6
Recommendation - 8
Results of 2008 Research Assessment
Top two categories are 4-star - World Leading 3-star - Internationally Excellent
50% of our research was assessed as in these top categories
87% of our research was rated as of international quality
Major research consortium –
13 Chinese members (7 universities and 6 companies)29 UK members (10 universities, 18 companies & Mobile VCE)
Project Leader: Prof Wang Cheng-Xiang, Heriot-Watt University
Recommendation - 10