Effectively leveraging TNE relationships across borders 26 Mar 2019 15:20 16:20

Effectively leveraging TNE relationships across borders 26 Mar 2019 15:20 16:20

Dr Douglas Proctor Presenter
Dr Stephen Doughty Presenter
Mr Guy Perring Presenter
Ms Geetha Arumugam Presenter


Effectively leveraging TNE relationships across borders

Much transnational educational discussions have referred to the export of education, but there has been relatively little focus on the mutual benefits to the institution, the governments and the students. This workshop will have two key focuses. Firstly, we will look at the global data sets on the student experience across transnational education and highlight the rich experiences that students encounter in their TNE qualifications. i-graduate is fortunate in being able to compare quite clearly the experience of students in the UK, Australia and Ireland with those who are obtaining their degree through a transnational qualification in SE Asia. The key case study will be the long-term relationship between University College Dublin and RCSI and UCD Malaysia Campus in Penang. This a unique relationship being a fairly rare example of both an Irish TNE qualification, a medical degree and a collaboration between three institutions. Our presenters will explore the evolving relationship and highlight how this has benefited both institutions, governments and more importantly the students. Not only have the become highly qualified doctors, but also have the benefits of a multicultural education which benefits both themselves and their patients.

Discover how institutions have built a sustainable relationship across borders leaing to mutual learning for the institution, staff and students. Understand the challenges in developing effective TNE partnerships. Explore the data on student feedback on their TNE experiences. Build your own capacity to develop effective TNE programmes.



Mr Guy Perring
Regional Director

Guy Perring is Regional Director for i-graduate, an independent benchmarking and consultancy service, delivering comparative insights for the education sector specializing in improving the student experience and assisting institutions in ensuring their students are achieving their objectives in employment and citizenship. Guy is responsible for spearheading their ASEAN operation.

Dr Douglas Proctor
Director of International Affairs
University College Dublin

Douglas Proctor is Director of International Affairs at University College Dublin, Ireland where he has management responsibility for the international office and provides leadership to the broader university community on internationalisation, international engagement and international partnerships. Douglas completed a PhD at the Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education.

Dr Stephen Doughty
CEO and President,
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland & University College Dublin,
Penang, Malaysia

Professor Stephen Doughty is the President and CEO of RCSI & UCD Malaysia Campus (RUMC - formerly Penang Medical College) which delivers degrees of the National University of Ireland and is co-owned by University College Dublin (UCD) and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI). RUMC.

Ms Geetha Arumugam
Recruitment Coordinator, 
UCD Global Centre, 

Geetha Arumugam is the Recruitment Coordinator for UCD Global Centre located at Kuala Lumpur, line-managing the Global Centre team, ensuring the coordination with Dublin-based operation, develop and manage the international student recruitment channels and manage international student recruitment and admissions functions in the region.

Room 302