The International Council is a new institution created within the University in 2014 for the purpose of supporting significant expansion of its international activities up to, and beyond, 2020.
Its role is to provide the University with high-level guidance on all aspects of increasing of the University’s competitive position in comparison with established international universities.
The Council monitors and reports the University’s progress towards internationalization and provides feedback, advice and recommendations to the Supervisory Board (the ‘Governing Body’) on re-positioning the University’s global reputation and growing its international network over the next six years.
The main tasks of the Council include:
Developing of effective international marketing strategies for the University, including social networking;
Selecting, proposing and approaching global and regional strategic partners, networks and collaborations;
Targeting and expanding countries' list for international student recruitment;
Searching and recruiting of the cutting edge international staff, including Visiting Professors, Researchers, Administrators, Teachers;
Selecting international standards for benchmarking the University to its peer-group
Gaining of international grants and scholarships for the University, including regional (European, Northern European) development grants;
Advising on entering international league tables;