Internationalising Higher Education Conference
The Internationalising Higher Education Conference 2015 provides the opportunity to discuss and debate the current and future landscapes of international higher education. You’ll benefit from the chance to consider new opportunities that are currently emerging in the university sector worldwide.
In attending the conference, you’ll discuss opportunities to work with international partners, and develop global employability skills for both home and international students. You’ll hear a number of different perspectives and best practice case studies as to how this can be achieved.
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|Anthony McClaran||Chief Executive, QAA|
|Dr William Lee Mitchell||Director of International Development, International Office, University of Bradford|
|Janet Ilieva||Head of Economics and Qualitative Analysis, Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE)|
|Professor Christine Ennew||Provost, University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC), Pro Vice Chancellor for Internationalisation and Professor of Marketing, University of Nottingham|
The UK has a long tradition, and worldwide reputation, for being at the forefront of international higher education (HE), and is a top destination for internationally mobile students. The 435,000 international students in the UK in 2011/12 comprised a major part of UK HE provision, with potentially large-scale impacts on the HE sector and the UK itself.
Internationalisation is a key feature of the UK HE agenda. Students face unprecedented choice and the expectation of a global learning experience, wherever their place of study. Now extending far beyond attracting overseas students and delivering UK programmes abroad, internationalisation represents the preparation of all UK HE graduates to live in, and contribute responsibly to, a globally connected society. Internationalisation is driven by several factors:
- Increasingly diverse student populations with more students choosing to study UK degrees in the UK and overseas.
- An increasingly diverse HE provision, with UK organisations exporting programmes through transnational education, ‘flying faculties’ and working with international partner organisations.
- Increasingly high expectations from students and employers for HE providers to equip students with the skills to succeed in a global community.
|09:00||Registration and Coffee|
Opening Remarks from Chair
Opening Address: University of Salford – International Priorities
John MacKenzie, Policy Officer to the Pro Vice Chancellor International Priorities, University of Salford
|10:40||Janet Ilieva, Head of Economics and Qualitative Analysis, Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE)|
|11:10||Jonny Driscoll, Founder & CEO at Unipin Ltd|
Questions and Answers
|11:45||Coffee and Networking Break|
Digital Solutions for International Student Compliance
Noel Dooley, CEO, Seats Software
Making International Students Welcome - What are International Students Seeking from their Accommodation?
Ben Hall, Managing Director, Loft Interiors and Simon Thompson, Managing Director, Accommodation for Students
Lunch and Networking
Afternoon Keynote: Modes of Internationalisation: Around the world in 80 ways?
This session will cover the following issues:
Professor Christine Ennew, Provost, University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC), Pro Vice Chancellor for Internationalisation and Professor of Marketing, University of Nottingham
Developing an Integrated University Internationalisation Strategy
Dr William Lee Mitchell, Director of International Development, International Office, University of Bradford
|16:05||Close of Event|
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The global context for higher education is changing fast, and internationalisation is now an integral part of higher education strategies. The competitiveness and attractiveness of UK Universities in the globalised higher education market has demanded that the international agenda receives greater attention from all institutions across higher education. This is particularly true given recent non-EU student visa reform and growing competition for domestic students from European and American universities.
This event will bring stakeholders together from across the higher education sector and beyond. Key points addressed on the day will include:
- Developing partnerships in emerging markets to develop and support international links
- Promoting UK education overseas to encourage further study in the UK
- UK competitiveness, student mobility, and the development of overseas campuses
- Championing the UK international education strategy to promote the benefits of internationalising education
- Developing a strategy to ensure the UK benefits from the globalisations of education
- Expanding the UK’s education sector overseas to boost growth
- Building relationships with emerging markets to enhance bilateral knowledge and innovation partnerships
- Understanding the challenges and competition in international higher education
- Helping the UK to maintain its reputation for academic excellence overseas
- Internationalising UK education through Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)
- Using technological advances in education to encourage greater international engagement
- Enhancing UK partnerships to promote UK business and diplomatic interests
- Developing Transnational Education (TNE) partnerships with international educational institutions
- Understanding the challenges of developing an integrated university internationalisation strategy
- Enhancing the student experience: examining what constitutes a positive internationalised experience for domestic and international students
- Helping international students on transnational education programmes to effectively transition between different learning models
- Supporting international students throughout their education to promote international links
- Delivering collaborative learning to achieve a better relationship between domestic and international students
- Reforming the student visa system to promote the internationalisation of education
- Enhancing student learning and teaching development in transnational higher education
Who should attend?
Delegates who will benefit from attending the Internationalising Higher Education Conference 2015 include: vice-chancellors, pro-vice chancellors, partnership directors, heads of strategy development, careers advisors, directors and managers of enterprise and business development, directors of communication, heads of marketing, and directors of international offices, partnership and recruitment. They will be drawn from central government departments and agencies, academia, research councils and the private sector.