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About transnational education licensing
Transnational education (TNE) licensing provides an efficient way of licensing resources to your students overseas, reducing duplication of effort and minimising the time spent negotiating with publishers for offshore users of content.
The constant changes in the digital world can have a huge impact on higher and further education services - now, more than ever, it is crucial to consider your institution’s global strategy.
Transnational education licensing is useful for higher education institutions that:
Need support in the provision of an equitable student experience
Have strategic plans to become players in the global education market
As part of our transnational education licensing service, you can request an audit.
Through detailed benchmarking against the HESA Aggregate Offshore Record (AOR) data, we compare and analyse your transnational education scenario provisions and local situation in consideration of licensing content and provide you with advice and guidance.
The TNE licensing audit helps librarians and partnership offices understand the implications of working with different types of partners regarding provision of content to different student cohorts at campuses and partner locations abroad and to understand their particular profile and cost implications. It provides a useful report to build a business case for developing TNE partnerships and creating a mechanism for dialogue between partnership offices, libraries, finance and IT departments.
Our audit has developed from working with several librarians who needed some expert advice and guidance in order to gain a level of understanding and knowledge to engage with colleagues working in this space in universities and participate in the discussions.
Initial information gathering to understand your organisation’s TNE requirements or plans and identifying gaps
Establishing your current TNE activity profile and relevant provision scenarios by using the HESA AOR data reported by the institution
Contextualising your profile with reference to:
Overall reported population
Overall service subscribing population
Comparable ‘provision scenarios’
Relative scale against UK FTE
Licensing terms and conditions
Cost of content delivery
A briefing report of the summary findings of the audit