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Pacemaker International

The British Council helps to internationalise Northern Ireland's schools, colleges and universities. We engage with and support the mobilty of policy makers, lecturers, researchers, teachers and students in and out of Northern Ireland.

Higher Education

By helping universities, industry professionals and governments to collaborate we are advocates for quality in international higher education. We also help Northern Ireland students develop skills and increase their employability in a global marketplace. 

Further Education

We promote and support the exchange and mobility of staff and students in further education in and out of of Northern Ireland. We also support skills collaborations and partnerships between colleges, industry and governments across the UK and beyond.


We provide teachers in Northern Ireland with the opportunity to work with schools across the world to enrich the learning of their pupils. We offer a range of curriculum resources to support teachers in all international dimensions of their schools' work.

Activity specific to Northern Ireland