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Dr Vangelis Tsiligiris

Vangelis Tsiligiris

Visiting Professor


Vangelis is a Principal Lecturer at Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University, UK. He is also Honorary Lecturer at the School of Management of the University of Liverpool. He completed his degree in Economics at the University of East London and continued to complete a postgraduate degree in Management at the University of Leicester. In 2015 he was awarded his PhD is in transnational education by Birmingham City University.

He has broad experience in European transnational education and internationalisation of higher education. Over a period of 13 years, he developed and managed several European universities’ overseas partnerships.

He has acted as higher education policy advisor to the Ministry of Education and Employment of Malta and the Greek government.

His research activity is in the areas of transnational education, with focus on student experience, quality management, and strategic development; international higher education, especially on emerging trends and future policy; cross-border higher education mobility dynamics, and higher education business development models. He has published and presented his in various international academic journals and conferences, while he has been invited as a keynote speaker by various organisations (i.e. British Council, Council of Validating Universities, and International Education Association of Australia).

He is the co-editor of the book Exporting Transnational Education – Institutional Practice, Policy, and National Goals published in June 2018 by Palgrave.

Vangelis is the founder of the TNE-Hub (, a growing community of researchers and practitioners in transnational education. The TNE-Hub aims to facilitate the exchange of good practice and research evidence to support the development of efficient and effective TNE strategies and activities. In 2018 the TNE-hub had 205 members from 25 countries.

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