Neil Kemp Education
Neil Kemp is an international higher education consultant with his own company that advises and supports universities and governments to deliver education and institutional internationalisation strategies. He has contributed to a wide range of education and training projects in over 20 countries and his research and consultancy interests relate to the internationalisation of higher education, transnational education, international student mobility and the international marketing of education. His current activities include:
Previous responsibilities include:
Neil was Director of Education UK and Director, Science and Technology Divisions in the British Council, UK, and responsible for providing professional leadership for the organisations global operations in these areas. Neil also lived in Asia for 20 years, including eight years each in Indonesia and India as well as spells in Sri Lanka, Malaysia and Pakistan; additionally he has worked in Nigeria and Kenya for extended periods. In Indonesia and Sri Lanka he was the British Council Country Director and while in India (Kolkata and New Delhi) he headed the UK government’s support for education, social sciences and science & technology projects and cooperation.
He commenced employment as an apprentice in manufacturing industry and, after a physical sciences degree, completed a PhD in electron spectroscopy at Swansea University. He developed an interest in the relationship between education and employment while working in India and became a research associate at the Institute of Education, University of London. At the latter he followed postgraduate programmes in education planning and economics of education and undertook research in the evaluation of international education projects.
Some of his recent clients include the Academic Cooperation Association, Brussels; Danish Government (CIRIUS); Swedish Institute and STINT Foundation, Sweden; Government of St Kitts and Nevis; Education New Zealand; the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (UK); i-graduate UK (International Student Insight Group), UK; SIU Norway; Parthenon Group, Mumbai; the British Council (UK, India and Ghana); Innovative Education Networks, New Delhi; NUFFIC, Netherlands, and Universities UK. Many universities are included as clients and recent ones include the universities of Southern Denmark, Stenden, Limerick, Aberdeen, Aston, Glasgow, Swansea, Sheffield, Heriot-Watt, Keele, Abertay, Coventry, Robert Gordon, Westminster, LSE and Kings College, London. He also has considerable experience in the development and delivery of international projects in education including for the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, Commonwealth of Learning (Vancouver) and UK Department for International Development.