Through higher education, young citizens gain a wider understanding of both their country and the world around them. 

Our globally recognised Internationalising Higher Education programme in Kuwait links us with partners in the UK, government universities and the Ministry of Higher Education. It supports local universities to develop expertise in the areas of: 

  • quality assurance
  • academic research
  • employability and career development
  • leadership and management.

Our aims

As part of this programme we aim to:

  • enhance the quality of universities in Kuwait through our work with the Ministry of Higher Education, the National Bureau for Accreditation and Quality (NBAQ) and UK partners 
  • encourage local and international discussion and debate around higher education issues and challenges
  • expose staff and students from universities in Kuwait to UK approaches to higher education and research
  • support government policies for increased growth in employment through skills-based qualifications 
  • take part in professional networks and dialogue that promote the sharing of information and ideas.  

Our activities

The programme has opened doors for the local universities to showcase our expertise internationally. We’ve recently had the opportunity to: 

  • participate in UK study visits to enhance the links between universities in Kuwait and the UK.
  • support the National Accreditation and Quality Assurance (NBAQ) board in the preparation of long-term strategic plans and provide guidance sessions for staff in leadership roles.
  • host representatives from UK universities, who came to scope and consult around potential partnership with local universities
  • conduct research symposia in collaboration with Kuwait University (KU) on priority areas to strengthen links

Read more about our activities on the British Council Internationalising Higher Education website.

More information

Call or email us for more information about our work with the programme or to find out how you can take part in our events and activities.