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Title How to capitalise on the internationalisation of higher education? An overview of Magnet Cities and Global Leader Experiences
Author Andy Coxall - Common Purpose Student Experiences


The global market for higher education is flourishing – in 2012 at least four million students travelled overseas for their higher education and this number is set to double by 2020. How can universities, host cities and students get the most from this unprecedented co-location?

Common Purpose has been running leadership programmes since 1989, and specifically for university students for over ten years. Delivering student programmes in 20 countries so far, we have worked with Harvard, National University of Singapore and University College London among many other higher education institutions. Common Purpose Student Experiences is an independent, not-for-profit, international leadership development organisation whose aim is to develop the next generation of global leaders as an active and collaborative network. We believe that by delivering on these aims, we will add value to the internationalisation of higher education, but what has been our experience to date? And what might universities and their students, corporate employers and the cities that they operate in, stand to gain from being part of the collaborative global network we are convening?

Date 17/08/2015
Region(s) Africa, Asia, Europe, North America
Countries South Africa, Singapore, United Kingdom, United States
Theme(s) Transnational Education (TNE) Models

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