Press release

million+ comment on HEFCE report on transnational education in the UK

27 Nov 2014

The university think-tank million+ have commented on the Higher Education Funding Council for England (hefce) report ‘Directions of travel: Transnational pathways into English higher education’. million+ have previously argued the case for the importance of developing transnational education in their research.

Pam Tatlow, Chief Executive, million+ said:

“Transnational students and the partnerships which universities in Britain have promoted with institutions overseas have been crucial to the success and reputation of UK higher education.

“It is in the long-term interests of the UK that transnational education has the support of all government departments and it would be disastrous if this was put at further risk in the increasingly fraught debate about immigration.”


Notes to editors
1. For further information or to arrange an interview, contact Rochelle Owusu- Antwi, Press and Communications Officer, million+ on 020 7717 1658 / 07527 336 795 or email
2. million+ is a leading university think-tank. More information can be found at
3. million+ published a research report in 2009 which recognised the value of transnational higher education here.
4. A follow-up report published in 2011 called on the government to set out a comprehensive strategy to promote international higher education here.