International Strategy – Bath Spa University

We aim to deepen and further develop international connections and activities that enhance our teaching and research.

Strategy overview

Bath Spa University aims to be an innovative and resourceful University that challenges our students and staff to realise their talent, for their own benefit and for the wider good.

Working across the University in collaboration with academic and professional services departments, students, alumni and the Students’ Union, and led by our three international-facing teams, GALA, Go Global and European Projects, our International Strategy aims to deepen and further develop international connections and activities that enhance our teaching and research.

The University’s aim is to embed internationalisation in everything we do across our core activities at home and abroad. In doing so, the University aims to make the world better by looking to Bath, the region and beyond, applying our skills to global challenges and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) and welcoming and broadening the diversity of our students and staff and their multiple narratives with a dedicated focus on student experience and international recruitment.

Strategic international aims for 2030:

  • To deepen and further develop international connections and activities that enhance our research, enterprise, teaching and learning through the Research Office, GALA, Go Global and European Projects;
  • To embed internationalisation in everything we do across our core activities at home and abroad, including promoting and supporting initiatives to internationalise our curriculum, establishing collaborative teaching and learning opportunities for students both at home and abroad and in line with our Education and Research Strategy;
  • To refocus/further align our international initiatives with global challenges and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals where possible;
  • To create a distinctive international research profile and increase international research funding;
  • To welcome and broaden the diversity of our students and staff and their multiple narratives with a dedicated focus on student experience and international recruitment;
  • To ensure that all current and new international partnerships are fit-for-purpose, mutually beneficial, reciprocal, clearly conveyed and transparent in their alignment to wider University strategic and academic priorities;
  • To assess and monitor levels of risk in international activities and partnerships,
  • To continue the International Strategy Group’s work to provide cohesive strategic overview of international partnerships, research, enterprise, teaching and learning activities and contribute to international innovation, enterprise and knowledge exchange in line with Bath Spa University's 2030 Strategy.

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