Delivering high quality trans national education (TNE) experiences for students

The RAU is delighted to be part of a scheme from the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA).

Commissioned by Universities UK and GuildHE as a voluntary exercise to demonstrate the commitment of UK higher education to deliver high quality trans national education (TNE) experiences for students, the Quality Evaluation and Enhancement of UK Transnational Higher Education Provision (QE-TNE) scheme relates to benchmarking and assuring the quality and standards of international teaching provision by UK universities.

It emphasises a UK-wide approach to the quality evaluation and enhancement of TNE and the vision for QE-TNE is for UK trans national education to be recognised worldwide as providing education of the highest quality, an outstanding student experience, added value and enhanced outcomes.

TNE offers students worldwide the chance to access UK degrees closer to where they live and is an important component of UK degree-awarding providers’ global engagement. In 2019-20, 156 providers had students on TNE programmes, accounting for 453,390 students studying for UK awards through transnational provision, including through open and distance learning.

More than 70 universities from across the UK have now signed up to the scheme with more registering each day. UK support for the scheme is being matched in host countries with quality and regulatory bodies in Egypt, Germany and United Arab Emirates (2021-22), and China, Saudi Arabia and Sri Lanka (2022-23) involved in planning for the QAA visits.