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Stephen Williams

Stephen Williams

Director of NTU Global

NTU Global


As Director of NTU Global, Stephen is responsible for embedding internationalisation at Nottingham Trent University in line with the University’s Connecting Globally strategy theme. This includes oversight and development of strategic international partnerships, student and staff mobility, summer schools, internationalisation at home and the global student experience. To ensure coordination across NTU, Stephen sits on a number of internal bodies including the University Internationalisation Committee, University Leadership Team and Academic Standards and Quality Committee. As a member of the Awards and Talent Committee of the European Association for International Education (EAIE), Stephen is committed to promoting best practice in the internationalisation of higher education.

Career overview

Prior to joining NTU in April 2016, Stephen worked at the University of Warwick for 12 years in a variety of international roles including Head of Global Partnerships, Head of International Student Experience and Deputy Head of International Student Recruitment. He has also lived and worked in South Korea and Spain and managed a residential language school in Warwickshire before joining the higher education sector.

Stephen has co-authored a number of student experience publications including Promoting Integration on Campus: Principles, Practice and Issues for Further Exploration, published by UKCISA (2014). He founded the annual Warwick Integration Summit in 2012 to increase collaboration between universities and students’ unions on internationalisation. Stephen has held a number of elected positions within the EAIE and was a member of the EAIE General Council before joining the Awards and Talent Committee in 2016.