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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
Influx of foreign students sign of robust edu system – Ablakwa, Ghana Web, 19 December 2014
Education Department releases framework for rating U.S. colleges and universities, Washington Post, 19 December 2014
Limited courses and lecturers' poor English deter foreigners from studying in China, South China Morning Post, 19 December 2014
Higher Education Reforms to be discussed by HRD Ministry with States, Jagran Josh (India), 19 December 2014
Arab education chiefs meet to debate key challenges, Arabian Business, 19 December 2014
Virginia Tech training strengthens universities in Iraqi Kurdistan, Augusta Free Press, 19 December 2014
Universities and employability – Preparing for work, University World News, 19 December 2014
UK university entrants hit record high as 512,400 students secure places, International Business Times UK, 19 December 2014
Egypt universities outsource security, Al Monitor, 19 December 2014
Call for PPPs in education, Daily News (Tanzania), 19 December 2014
Are US colleges still a good investment?, Investopedia, 18 December 2014
Universities monitor ideological orientation of faculty members, Arab News, 18 December 2014
11 February 2015: The Council for Education in the Commonwealth, 'Private Finance and Funding in International Higher Education', London, UK
15-18 February 2015: AIEA 2015 Annual Conference, 'Leading global learning: Envisioning new paradigms', Washington, DC, USA
20 February 2015: The University of London Institute in Paris conference ' Worlds Apart? Internationalisation of higher education in the Anglophone and Francophone worlds', Paris, FRANCE
3-5 March 2015: The Fifth International Arab Conference on Quality Assurance in Higher Education (IACQA), Sharjah, UAE
10 March 2015: Westminster Higher Education Forum Keynote Seminar - Next steps for transnational education: growing UK HE provision in the global market, London, UK
19-20 March 2015: 7th Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) Conference 'The Expanding Landscape of COIL Practitioners, Networks, and Hubs: What’s Next?', New York City, USA
23-26 March 2015: APAIE Conference & Exhibition 2015, Beijing, CHINA
30 March - 3 April 2015: The International Network of Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE) conference, 'The Changing Landscape of Higher Education: New Demands for Quality Assurance', Chicago, Illinois, USA
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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The University of London Institute in Paris conference:
Friday, 20 February 2015
10:00 - 18:00 (CET)