Jisc welcomes the publication today of the Department for Business Innovation and Skills’ international education strategy outlining the UK’s role in contributing to worldwide innovation within schools, colleges and universities.

We are looking forward to being able to offer our expertise, while working with the Government and partners, in delivering this new strategy in particular in ‘leading the world in education technology’ and ‘building a new relationship with emerging powers’.

Our mission is to enable people in UK higher education, further education and skills to perform at the forefront of international practice by exploiting fully the possibilities of modern digital empowerment, content and connectivity.

The UK boasts one of the best digital infrastructures in the form of the Jisc research and education network Janet, delivering unparalleled connectivity and access to resources, while being safe and secure.

Martyn Harrow, Jisc chief executive says:

“We are already investing in Janet6, which will be the premier network of its type in the world, to ensure the continuing success of UK research and education, and the economic value it generates, now and over the next ten years.

“We hope our help on reaching out with online learning, connecting through social media to set up international student hubs, collaborating internationally for teaching, learning and research, enabling international collaboration and ensuring global secure access to institutions’ services and resources, will be a good basis for enabling this strategy to progress quickly.”

Jisc works in partnership across UK education and research to explore and provide cutting edge technologies in education, creating high-value-added products and services that have been built by the UK’s education sectors for the UK’s education sectors.