The International Higher Education Commission announced its Founding Commissioners in December 2022, with a second group of Commissioners to be announced during the February 2023 session.
The Commissioners’ combined experience, knowledge, and expertise will steer our work, aided by commissions research and additional data and insight. This will provide for an evidence-led Commission that will develop a new, re-energised, international higher education strategy fit for the opportunities and challenges we see for today, tomorrow and the future.
In the coming weeks we will share more information about the Commissioners, their backgrounds and why they are personally committed to developing a comprehensive and inclusive international strategy.
A number of leading figures and organisations have pledged to support the initiative and the names of the Founding Commissioners will be announced in December along with a series of scene-setting statements from policy makers, regulators, funders and other stakeholders. The Commission intends to publish its final report in late Spring 2023. Names of further individuals will be identified through nomination during the process.
The Commissioners’ combined experience, knowledge, and expertise, informed by commissioned research, data and insight, will steer our work and help achieve our aim to develop a new, reenergised, international higher education strategy fit for the opportunities and challenges we can see based on the changed context since 2019.
The commission will develop by engaging with institutional and individual representatives from across the U.K, including the devolved nations and every region of England. It will meet virtually and in-person in a series of roundtable discussions the distillation of which will form the basis of a new ‘International Education Strategy 2.0’ to be submitted to the Department of Education as a sector-wide plan for the future. We expect to publish a series of scene-setting statements from policy makers, regulators, funders, and other influential stakeholders shortly afterwards.
As the Commission progresses, evidence, articles, reports and interim findings will be available for public view on the website to encourage discussion and facilitate wider engagement.
The Commission intends to publish a series of reports throughout Spring 2023.