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A world of opportunity

Our international ambitions

We aim to play a full part in international education, research and enterprise. In this way, our students will be equipped to make a contribution anywhere in the world.

By 2020, we aim for:

  • all our students to be offered study or work experience abroad – with a target of 80% take-up
  • all our staff to be offered an academic or professional experience abroad – with a target of 80% take-up
  • 20% of students on our UK campuses to be from beyond the EU
  • 3000 students to be enrolled on UWS degrees through trans-national or distance learning.

We will also:

  • expand on our existing 130 international partnerships
  • set up learning hubs in new countries
  • recruit more international students to our UK campuses
  • revise our curriculum, to ensure we provide students with globally relevant skills
  • develop all our staff to strengthen our international outlook
  • support international collaborations across all our learning, teaching, research and enterprise.

Global Reach Enabling Plan

Global Reach Enabling Plan 2014 – 2020 PDF | UWS | University of the West of Scotland

We will deliver an academic portfolio that provides our students with globally relevant skills, is internationally attractive and contributes to global reach.

Download our Global Reach Enabling Plan 2014-2020 (pdf)
Last updated: 03/08/2017