Internationalising Higher Education with the British Council


Our work in higher education and research looks to enhance global education and promote global citizenship. We do this by connecting people working in the UK higher education sector with counterparts in the Philippines and internationally, and by supporting dialogue and exchanges between higher education institutes.

The British Council works with government, universities, research institutions, individuals and ministries in the Philippines, the UK and globally to share examples of good practice in order to help develop expertise in policy, leadership, employability and career development, and academic research.


Internationalising Higher Education provides an international dimension to learning in universities and colleges. As part of this programme we:

  • work with ministries and UK partners to develop strategies, policies and practice to develop the human resources needed for a move towards a knowledge-based economy 
  • encourage local and international discussion on higher education issues and challenges
  • support government policies looking to increase employment and economic growth through education reflecting the needs of employers 
  • support and take part in developing professional networks promoting information sharing and dialogue.  

What we can offer

We can work with you to:

  • share lessons and experience on educational reform and internationalisation with global educational leaders
  • help you access the right UK partners to collaborate with 
  • promote your Philippines and UK collaborative programmes 
  • provide information on collaboration opportunities and government funding. 

Our activities

Our work in Internationalising Higher Education includes:

  • Global policy and education dialogues: We help educators from the UK and around the world identify core themes and issues for debate and discussion. The goal is to create better policies and practices that influence educational leaders and policy makers. Our work includes conferences in East Asia and globally.
  • Knowledge Economy Partnerships: We believe partnerships among people from different countries and cultures are mutually beneficial for all participants.  We therefore facilitate and encourage international partnerships bringing leading UK educational institutions to the Philippines and taking Filipino educators to the UK. 
  • Services for International Education Marketing: British Council provides a set of professional services to help educational institutions achieve the best results from their international marketing activities. For detailed information on each service, please visit the British Council Services for International Education Marketing website (see below).

Our expertise, experience and worldwide networks help partners achieve their goals in internationalising higher education.


International Arts Festival

The South Manila Education Consortium in collaboration with the British Council is organizing an International Arts Festival, which will take place on 20-25 July 2020. The International Arts Festival will be a five-day event that will feature performances, exhibitions, workshops, and discussions. Works in all genres (dance, music, theatre, visual arts, performance art, digital arts, film, or combinations of any of these, including experimental works) are welcome.

The objective of the project is to provide a venue for artistic exchange among Filipino and British students and faculty.

This is a call for participation of your institution in any of the formats listed above. Please provide details of your proposed participation using the Proposal Form appended here. Participating institutions may submit multiple proposals. 

Submit proposals by 30 September 2019 to Notifications of acceptance to be released on 15 October 2019.

For more information

Find more details about our global conferences or services in internationalising higher education please contact us

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