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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

An OBHE Global Forum in partnership with:

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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?

 

 

25 July 2016

After the EU referendum result, what next for the UK’s universities?

Carolyn Walker, Observatory Associate
Consultant in International Higher Education
Former Academic Director at INTO

On 23rd June, after a campaign widely acknowledged to have been characterised by bitterness and a catalogue of untruths, the UK voted in a referendum to end 43 years of membership of the European Union with 48% wanting to remain (16,141,241) and 52% (17,410,742) opting to leave.  At  72.16% of those registered to vote, turnout was high.

Immediately after the result the country was plunged into chaos and uncertainty: the pound lost approximately 14% of its value against the dollar and 12% against the Euro, the London stock exchange slumped, the Prime Minister resigned, and the two main political parties found themselves embroiled in farcical intrigue and dispute. The political leaders of the Leave campaign either resigned or were sidelined. There is now a new Prime Minister, Theresa May (who advocated remaining), and a new team of ministers. It is hardly surprising that the referendum and its cataclysmic result and consequences feel to many people like the most worrying of political periods in the UK for many years.

Full article available for members.

 

21 July 2016

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

Part III: Administration and Staffing Issues

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

The creation and growth of an international branch campus (IBC) is a costly and risk intensive process.  A common model involves seconding senior staff from the home campus to ensure knowledge transfer and guarantee quality assurance.  This process is expensive and often problematic – particularly in terms of reintegrating these staff when they return to the home campus. Over time, staff numbers will increase and not all can be on international seconded contracts.  Local provision will grow and with it, local knowledge and expertise.  An IBC will become more a product of its place than its international link.

Key questions arise however as to the processes in place along this journey.  Who is responsible for the hiring of staff, both academic and administrative?  Does the home campus oversee all of this and is this legitimate given their distance from the IBC?  Does the IBC oversee all of this and is this legitimate given issues of quality assurance?  Does it evolve over time?  Is there a distinction between the hiring and training of staff?   While academic staff on the various campuses follow the same requirements and standards for promotion, does the same apply for administrative staff?

Full article available for members.

 

14 July 2016

Elated and Excited? Sizing up India’s latest attempt to welcome foreign education providers

Richard Garrett, Director, The OBHE

India is a classic case of TNE confusion and complexity. The national government worries about domestic higher education capacity and the number of students who study abroad never to return, but is suspicious of foreign providers who offer help. A comprehensive regulatory framework for TNE in India has long been promised. The patchwork of guidance that exists, split across different government agencies, is both frustratingly vague and laboriously detailed. Quite a bit of TNE goes on in practice but must contend with lack of recognition, poor data and unpredictable enforcement of the rules.

On June 23rd, Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani unveiled amended regulations for collaboration between Indian and foreign institutions. The big change is that Indian institutions may now apply directly to have a foreign collaboration approved. Under the old rules, formalized in 2012, the foreign partner had to apply. The Minister revealed that not a single foreign institution had filed an application, and blamed perceived bureaucracy. Irani vowed that applications- to the University Grants Commission, an HRD agency- would be acknowledged within a month and processed within two.

The Indian Council of Universities, representing private institutions, welcomed the changes. "All the members of ICU are elated and excited with this new policy of UGC. Previously there was no clarity about collaboration of Indian universities with foreign counterparts. Now the released new policy has well explained clarity how to go ahead for collaboration with foreign universities. This policy is indeed to build healthy relations with top universities of the world which is sure to help Indian students immensely." There appears to have been no official reaction from the Association of Indian Universities, the lead representative body.

So is the latest announcement from the Ministry a breakthrough or another false dawn?

Full article available for members.

 

 

 

 

 

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Forthcoming Events

2016

9 August 2016:  WonkHE, BrHExit: Where next for universities and Europe?, London, UK

8-9 September 2016: University of Buckingham Festival of Higher Education, Buckingham,UK

13-16 September 2016: The European Association for International Education (EAIE) Annual Conference, Liverpool, UK

22-23 September 2016: HEIDA Project Conference, 'Data driven decision making for internationalization of higher education: Bridging the gap between faculty and admin using effective communication platforms', Istanbul, TURKEY

5-7 October 2016: 7th African Network for Internationalization of Education (ANIE) Annual Conference, Accra, GHANA

6-8 October 2016:  Association of American Colleges, 'Global Learning and the College Curriculum: Nurturing Student Efficacy in a Global World', Denver, Colorado, USA

13 October 2016:  ACA European Policy Seminar, 'Crisis management in international higher education', Brussels, BELGIUM

18-21 October 2016:  Australian International Education Conference (AIEC), Connectivity – at the heart of international education, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA

23-25 October 2016:  IIE Summit on Generation Study Abroad, Washington, DC, USA

31 October 2016:  Westminster Higher Education Forum, 'Next steps for the Research Excellence Framework', London, UK

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

20-22 November 2016:  ACA Annual Conference, UniverCities - Higher education institutions and their habitat, Budapest, HUNGARY

29 November 2016:  Westminster Higher Education Forum, 'The future for international student recruitment - marketing, building partnerships and tackling barriers to growth', London, UK

30 November - 3 December: American International Recruitment Council (AIRC) 8th Annual Conference, 'Ebb and Flow: The Shifting Landscape of International Student Recruitment', Miami, Florida, USA

2017

10-13 January 2017:  Regent's University and OBHE 'International Partners Conference - Intercultural Education: Global Citizenship in Changing World Scenarios', London, UK

19-22 February 2017:  AIEA Annual Conference, 'Internationalization Through Difference: Transcending Boundaries', Washington, District of Columbia, USA

10-11 March 2017:  International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE), Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning (SCDL) International Conference, Pune, INDIA

19-22 March 2017:  IIE, 5th Annual Diversity Abroad Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

20-23 March 2017: APAIE Conference and Exhibition, Kaohsiung, TAIWAN

May 28 – June 2 2017:  NAFSA Conference, 'Expanding Community, Strengthening Connections', Los Angeles, California, USA

17-19 October 2017:  27th International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) World Conference, Toronto, CANADA

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