Higher Education

The following websites may be of interest to the higher education sector:

A comprehensive collection of press releases from UK and European universities, research institutes and research funders.

Association of MBA's
The global network for the MBA community.

The British Council
The UK's international organisation for educational and cultural relations. The British Council's purpose is to enhance the UK's reputation in the world as a valued partner.

Community Research and Development Information Service (CORDIS)
Information on current European research and development.

DfEE-International Students Pages
Up to date information and advice on Chevening scholarships, working in the UK and visa and entry requirements to the UK.

Information on the Prime Minister's Initiative, the EducationUK branding project and information for international students wishing to study in the UK.

Higher Education Links
International development programme funded by the department for International Development and the Fund for International Co-operation in Higher Education

Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA)
HESA collects, analyses and reports on HE statistics as the basis of a comprehensive management information system for publicly funded HE in the UK.

HOST aims to help students from overseas to make the most of their time in Britain, and to promote international friendship and understanding. HOST enables adult international students at universities, colleges and on professional attachments in the UK, to stay for a weekend or Christmas as guests in private homes.

International Comparisons of School Curriculums
Currently includes national descriptions of 16 countries. It forms part of an ongoing project and, as such, is subject to continual amendment and updating.

International English Language Teaching System (IELTS)
IELTS is a comprehensive test of English language proficiency designed to assess the ability of non-native speakers of English who intend to study or train in the medium of English. The site includes a list of IELTS centres world-wide, organisations recognising IELTS and sample IELTS tests.

The National Academic Recognition Information Centre
NARIC give information and advice on the comparability of international and UK qualifications and promotes British qualifications overseas.

National Grid for Learning
A collection of resources brought together by the UK government to promote standards in education and support lifelong learning. Includes an area dedicated to higher educaton.

National Information Service and Systems - Information for Education (NISS)
A useful general source of information on the UK research councils and higher education funding councils.

The Quality Assurance Agency (QAA)
The QAA have produced a booklet entitled 'Guidelines on the Quality of Distance learning' which can be accessed at http://www.qaa.ac.uk/public/dlg/contents.htm

Scottish Council for Research in Education (SCRE)
SCRE conducts educational research and communicates the findings of its own research and that of others through a range of publications. It also responds to enquiries about research and maintains a computerised database of Scottish educational research.(ERSDAT-http://www.scre.ac.uk/is/ersdat/index.html).

Scottish Enterprise
Scotland's economic development agency

The Scottish Executive Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Department (SEELLD)
SEELLD supports Scottish Ministers in the achievement of their objectives in the fields of economic and industrial development, tourism, further and higher education, skills and lifelong learning.

Scottish English Language Teaching in Consortium (SELTIC)
SELTIC represents accredited English language teaching institutions in Scotland. It has 14 institutions from both the private and public sector as members. SELTIC offers advice and consultancy on all aspects of English language teaching.

Scottish International Resource Programme (SIRP)
SIRP organises a programme of professional contacts, seminars, cultural events and work attachments for international middle and senior managers currently undertaking postgraduate study in Scotland.

Scottish Higher Education Funding Council (SHEFC)
SHEFC exists to support the maintenance and further development of Scotland's higher education system.

Scottish Knowledge
Scottish Knowledge promotes the provision of distance eduction. It has the backing of all 13 Scottish universities and their colleges, one of Scotland's leading further education colleges and many leading Scottish commercial and industrial organisations.

Scottish Research
Details of research and development work in Scotland.

Scottish Trade International (STI)
STI is Scotland's lead trade development agency, operated jointly by Scottish enterprise and the Scottish Executive. Focusing on key overseas markets, it helps companies increase their international business, and co-ordinates an effective network of local export support organisations within Scotland.

Technology Ventures
Links to various sites

Test of English as a Foreign Language
Official TOEFL website, through this site you can convert old and new TOEFL scores and download computer-based and paper-based TOEFL information.

The United Kingdom Council for Overseas Student Affairs (UKCOSA)
UKCOSA provides information, advice and training about the various aspects of the recruitment and support of international students.

UK Research Office (UKRO)
UKRO is a subscriber based organisation providing information and advice, primarily to organisations, on European Union funded opportunities for research and higher education.

Universities Scotland
Universities Scotland (formerly COSHEP) is the autonomous voice of the higher education sector in Scotland. Its website contains links to Scotland's universities and higher education institutions.

Universities UK
UniversitiesUK (formerly CVCP) is the leading voice of UK universities. Its website contains links to all the UK's higher institutions.


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