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Brain Gain:  Charting the impact and future of TNE
9-11 November 2016
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Brain Gain:  
Charting the impact and future of TNE

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Dinner: Wednesday 9th November
Global Forum: Thursday 10th & Friday 11th November

The Royale Chulan Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 

Global Forum timings overview:

Wednesday 9th November:  
Session 1: 4.00 - 6.00pm, Dinner: 6.00 - 8.30pm
Thursday 10th November: 
8.15am - 5.30pm
Friday 11th November: 
8.30am - 12.00noon

 

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KEYNOTE 
Our keynote speaker, Dato' Seri Haji Idris Jusoh, Minister of Higher Education in Malaysia, will explore Malaysia’s ambitious Higher Education Blueprint which lays out a programme of activity over a ten year period, with TNE in a leading role, to create an internationalised and globally competitive HE system.

THEMES
What is the secret to TNE success? What is the evidence for impact, and how is impact defined? This global forum will take on these and other important questions.

Our themes include:

  • Impact of TNE: Who has the best track record on TNE in terms of development and impact? How should impact be defined? Which metrics best capture the TNE contribution?
  • TNE Operations: Which TNE delivery models work best in particular circumstances and contexts?
  • TNE Quality Assurance: How to regulate and support TNE to both safeguard quality and spur innovation?
  • Future of TNE: What will TNE look like tomorrow? How to get the most value from technology?

 

 

28 June 2016

IBC Series:   Reflections from 8 years on an International Branch CampusStrategies

Part II: Faculty – Establishment, Development and Evolution

Christopher Hill, OBHE Associate
Associate Professor & Director Doctoral Training Centre, Faculty of Education, British University in Dubai – as of September 1st 2016

An International Branch Campus (IBC) can follow varying modes of delivery, from reliance on the fly-in model to a firmly established presence of on the ground academics and teachers.  There are key issues within these choices that merit closer examination as they speak to sustainability, quality assurance, opportunities for institutional growth, knowledge exchange and the development of local expertise.  How do faculty roles and models evolve over time and is this by design or necessity?  What are the key stages in recruitment, training and development of staff?  Is success measured by growth in numbers or reduction in reliance on the home campus?  These questions all speak, not just to the quality of delivery on an IBC but to its identity and intrinsic value as an entity in its own right.

Context

The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC) recruits its faculty from around the world and seeks to balance Nottingham UK senior colleagues with faculty members from Malaysia and further afield.  There are consistently over forty nationalities of academics on campus ranging in discipline and experience.  The system is evolving and there is no longer such a reliance on UK expertise and leadership but rather a commitment to developing capacity and supporting sustainable growth.  

Full article available for members.

 

21 June 2016

What does China’s first higher education quality report tell us?

Xiaozhou (Emily) Zhou
OBHE Associate 

In April 2016, the Chinese Ministry of Education announced its very first report on the quality of higher education. The report is positioned as the first of its kind in the world. The report has not yet been published, but the press conference offered some details, and raised some questions. The report is testament to the growing self-confidence of the Ministry when it comes to the strengths of Chinese higher education. But obvious shortcomings in the system seemed unmentioned at the press conference.

The report outlines the scale and scope of higher education in China: 34.7 million students in 2015 enrolled in 2,852 higher education institutions, constituting a 40% enrollment ratio. Interestingly, the briefing offered no trends, such as whether the longstanding growth in student numbers and the enrollment ratio are slowing down. The key message was the sheer scale and impressive transformation of the system in a relatively short period of time. There was no mention of adult students, distance or online students, or even the role of foreign providers in the country, despite their significance in China.

Full article available for members.  

 

14 June 2016

International Branch Campuses: Case study of University of Reading in Malaysia

Part 2: The view from the host country

Doria Abdullah, Observatory Associate,
Postdoctoral Fellow, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

On 25th February 2016, University of Reading held an inauguration ceremony to mark the opening of its new campus in Malaysia called the University of Reading Malaysia (UoRM).
UoRM’s presence has been well–received in Malaysia, but as outlined in Part 1 of this series, the initiative has had a more mixed reception in the UK, with some questioning investment overseas amid budget cuts and restructuring at home.
In this second article, we take the host country perspective, and give a general overview of international branch campus (IBC) development in the country.

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24 November 2016:  Westminster Higher Education Forum, 'The Teaching Excellence Framework - implications and implementation', London, UK

9-11 November 2016:  OBHE Global Forum on 'Brain Gain Charting the Impact & Future of TNE', Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA

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