What we do


About the Go International programme

Supported by UK Government,  in December 2013 the UK HE International Unit (IU), now known as Universities UK International, launched the UK Strategy for Outward Mobility.   It established the Go International programme to work with higher education institutions, government and sector organisations to help increase the proportion of UK domiciled students with some international experience.

The programme has seven objectives:  

  • Promote the benefits of study and work abroad
  • Monitor trends in student mobility
  • Build capacity in UK HE to facilitate outward mobility
  • Address barriers to outward mobility
  • Create a flexible definition of outward mobility
  • Share best practice in UK higher education
  • Provide a collective voice for UK higher education

The programme is overseen by a Strategy Board which includes the programmes funders and representatives from across the UK higher education sector. In addition, Go International consults regularly with colleagues who work in study abroad offices as well as civil servants in the UK and the devolved governments through the Outward Mobility Network, which you can find out more about here.  The Go International programme is based at the Universities UK International. 

About Universities UK International

Universities UK International (UUKi) represents all the UK's Higher Education bodies internationally. It acts for the HE sector at Governmental and EU policy forums and enhances the UK higher education sector's ability to compete in a global market by providing intelligence on internationalisation and European policy development. Universities UK International also initiates and carries out high profile projects and activities, commission’s research and produces publications to support and develop the UK HE sector's international activities. For more information on Universities UK International visit, www.international.ac.uk