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3-4 December 2014, Regent’s University London - Programme
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The future of PPPs in Higher education

Join us for our forthcoming conference to be held at Regent's University London, 3rd - 4th December. Listen to high-profile speakers, join the debate, and network with over 150 delegates from around the world.                                                                                                       

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In the News

Christopher Pyne flags possible delay on university bill, Australian, 1 November 2014

Hungary's Orban puts Internet tax on hold after huge protests, Reuters, 31 October 2014

More focus needed on higher education staff mobility, University World News, 31 October 2014

College Applicants Get Glimpse at Their Future Job Prospects, Wall Street Journal, 31 October 2014

SAARC countries chart common education agenda, The Hindu (India), 31 October 2014

Major reform expected at two education ministries, Jakarta Post (Indonesia), 31 October 2014

Yemen, China discuss cooperation in higher education, SABA NET (Yemen), 30 October 2014

Wo sind die festen Stellen?, Die Zeit (Germany), 30 October 2014

For-profit programs face 'gainful employment' rule, St Louis Today (USA), 30 October 2014

Lukewarm reception for tuition fee proposal, Helsinki Times (Finland), 30 October 2014

Chinese and South Korean Students Face Fallout From Suspicions of SAT Cheating, New York Times, 30 October 2014

Hybrid higher education services provider iNurture raises $5M from Bertelsmann, (India), 30 October 2014





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Forthcoming Events


4 November 2014:  UK Higher Education International Unit, 'The Benefits of Brussels: Opportunities and Challenges for European HE', London, UK

4-6 November 2014:  The 2014 WISE Summit, 'Imagine, Create Learn:  Creativity at the heart of education', Doha, QATAR

6 November 2014:  Westminster Higher Education Forum 'Attracting international students - immigration policy, recruitement challenges, and improving UK competetiveness', London, UK

10-11 November 2014:  UK NARIC Annual Conference, London, UK

10-12 November 2014:  2014 UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development, Nagoya, JAPAN

11-13 November 2014:  QS Asia Pacific Professional Leaders in Education – QS-APPLE Conference and Exhibition, 'New directions in Asia-Pacific higher edcuation:  Challenges and opportunities', Taipei, TAIWAN

13-14 November 2014:  10th FICCI Higher Education Summit 2014, New Delhi, INDIA

13-15 November 2014:  EUA's 9th European Quality Assurance Forum 'Changing education – QA and the shift from teaching to learning', Barcelona, SPAIN

18-22 November 2014: CBIE 2014, 'The diplomacy of knowledge and our common future', Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA

19-21 November 2014:  Asia Pacific Educational Research Association (APERA) Conference, 'Managing global changes and educatino reforms: Asia and Pacific responses', Hong Kong, SAR

19-22 November 2014:  Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) 2014 conference, 'Breaking Barriers. Cost. Curriculum. Culture., Baltimore, Maryland, USA

20-21 November 2014:  OECD Higher education 'What Works' conference on entrepreneurship and higher education --- Draft Programme, Helsinki, FINLAND

2-5 December 2014:  ISANA/ANZSSA Annual Conference, 'Working with synergies: Benefiting the diversity of students', Adelaide, AUSTRALIA

3-4 December 2014:  The Observatory on Borderless Higher Education conference on 'The future of public-private partnerships in higher education', London UK

4-7 December 2014:  American International Recruitment Council's (AIRC) Sixth Annual Conference, Miami, Florida, USA


15-18 February 2015:  AIEA 2015 Annual Conference, 'Leading global learning:  Envisioning new paradigms', Washington, DC, USA

10 March 2015:  Westminster Higher Education Forum Keynote Seminar - Next steps for transnational education: growing UK HE provision in the global market, London, UK

23-26 March 2015: APAIE Conference & Exhibition 2015, Beijing, CHINA

7-8 May 2015:  The IAU 6th Global Meeting of Associations (GMA VI), 'Private Participation in Higher Education: Today and Tomorrow?', Accra, GHANA

24-29 May 2015:  NAFSA 2015, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

1-2 June 2015:  Going Global, 'Connecting cultures: forging futures', London, UK

24-25 June 2015:  The 5th International Assessment in HE Conference, Birmingham, UK

20-24 July 2015:  The National Association of Disability Practitioners International Conference – ‘Working for disability equality in Higher Education – the global perspective’, Manchester, UK

15-18 September 2015:  The 27th Annual European Association for International Education (EAIE) Conference, 'A wealth of nations', Glasgow, UK

28-30 October 2015:  International Association of Universities conference, 'The internationalisation of higher education: Moving beyond mobility', Siena, ITALY

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