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3-4 December 2014, Regent’s University London - Programme
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Our next conference

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

A matter of honours, The Economist (UK), 22 November 2014

World Bank plans for Mali’s tattered universities, University World News, 21 November 2014

Canada needs to send more students abroad, report says, Globe and Mail (Canada), 21 November 2014

Obama’s Immigration Shift, Inside Higher Ed, 21 November 2014

Ukraine Considers Adopting US Standards at Institutions of Higher Learning, Sputnik News (Russia), 21 November 2014

Why Germany's Free College Education Is Actually Not That Great, Business Insider (Australia), 20 November 2014

UK to send 25,000 students to India by 2020, PIE News (UK), 19 November 2014

Times Higher Education announces reforms to its World University Rankings, Times Higher Education, 19 November 2014

UGC diktat throws colleges in frenzy, Pune Mirror (India), 18 November 2014

International Enrollment Up, Inside Higher Ed, 17 November 2014

Record numbers of British students at US universities, Telegraph (UK), 17 November 2014

University essay cheating scandal rises from chase for the foreign student dollar, The Age (Australia), 15 November 2014





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Forthcoming Events


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

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

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

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 March 2015:  Universities UK's International Higher Education Forum 2015: Gaining the competitive edge for your international strategy, London, UK

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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