Our mission is improving learning by raising the quality and status of teaching in higher education globally.
Today, more than ever, governments and institutions are recognising the importance of the role of teaching quality in higher education (HE), its impact for students and preparing them for their future contribution to the society and economic performance of a country or region.
The Higher Education Academy works with governments, universities and other higher education providers across the world to help and achieve change in learning and teaching. We work to improve the experience that students have while they are studying, and we support and develop those who teach them.
"We work across the global higher education system to bring about changes that improve the quality of teaching and the learning experience for students"
Chief Executive Officer
Higher Education Academy
Enhancing learning and teaching in higher education across the world
We work across the global higher education system to bring about changes that improve the quality of teaching and the learning experience for students, helping to ensure the education they receive is world-class.
We are proud of our global connections and our international partners value our expertise. We manage the Professional Standards Framework for teaching and supporting learning in higher education and have a proven record of utilising this framework to enhance learning and teaching in a wide range of contexts and settings.
Our recognition services make it possible for new or experienced teaching academics, those in leadership roles in learning and teaching, as well as other staff who support student learning to be recognised for their skills and experience against four categories of HEA Fellowship: an internationally renowned mark of professional success.
Our enhancement services help universities and colleges worldwide make strategic and practical changes to the way they work at institution, faculty and teaching-team level.
We work to improve learning and teaching in higher education at an individual, local and national level.
Working in partnerships with governments
The Higher Education Academy will meet your professional requirements for the development of best-practice in teaching and learning. We have significant experience of working in partnership with governments to develop and enhance national higher education systems.
Collaboration with higher education institutions
The Higher Education Academy collaborates extensively with universities to bring about change at institutional and departmental levels to improve the student experience.
Supporting your professional development
The Higher Education Academy supports individual professional development, making it easy for staff to keep up-to-date with latest international research and best practice in learning and teaching.
Global connections: The Higher Education Academy’s international presence
From China to the Middle-East, across North America and Australasia, the HEA is working with a growing number of universities, ministries and individuals who share a commitment to world-class teaching and learning.
The Higher Education Academy has worked with higher education institutions from around the world: