Representatives from the Joint Development of Niche Programme through Philippines-UK linkages project between the British Council and CHED during the TNE meeting on 13 August 2018.

Ten Philippine universities pioneering Transnational Education (TNE) programmes in the Philippines reconvened last 13 August 2018 to continue their conversations on how supporting internationalisation can advance the quality of the Philippine higher education. Bound by their experience on working with UK universities on TNE, the universities framed current issues and gaps on internationalisation and identified agenda that the group will champion to key education policymakers.

The ten universities recognised that demonstration of success of the TNE programmes will give traction for them to push for critical policy reforms that will sustain these programmes as well as maximising the benefits gained from the UK partnerships. The universities will be coming up with white paper to articulate the recommendations from the group.   

The meeting was convened by the British Council as part of activities under the joint CHED-British Council project on transnational education. The meeting was led by the University of the Philippines Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Alyssa Peleo-Alampay. Present were notable university leads of Ateneo de Manila University, Bicol University, Central Luzon State University, De La Salle University, Miriam College, Saint Louis University, Silliman University, University of San Carlos, University of the Philippines Los Banos, and the University of Santo Tomas.