Global People project

The Centre for Applied Linguistics Research at the University of Warwick is leading the ‘Global People’ project, funded by HEFCE. The project, which formed the third phase of HEFCE’s eChina-UK e-learning programme, explores how to promote intercultural effectiveness in wider international contexts, with a particular focus on managing international education projects.

The project has developed a large web-based resource, which includes models and a competency toolkit to help people who want to become more efficient at working with others across different cultures.

The project will have an important impact on improving international relationships, managing miscommunication, and developing more effective working relationships; enhancing the UK’s international competitiveness in business and education. It has received numerous endorsements. For example, John Knagg, Senior Adviser Learning and Teaching at the British Council said: “Warwick University’s ‘Global People’ website and resources make a substantial contribution to thinking and practice in the area of intercultural working. As a professional in international cultural relations, I will be referring partners that we work with, both in UK and overseas, to this site.”

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