The Observatory’s 2012 Global Forum


                                                                    'New Players and New Directions:

                                         The Challenges of International Branch Campus Management' 


                                                                           Prince Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

                                                             Wednesday 25 and Thursday 26 April 2012

                                                              Welcome reception on Tuesday 24 April



**Early-bird registration for Observatory members and non-members ends on Friday 9 March**

The call for proposals is now closed.

  • The draft programme is on our website HERE.
  • A description of the aims of the conference is HERE.
  • The registration page is HERE.

Our speakers include:

  • Phil Bradley, Newcastle University Medicine (NUMed) Malaysia
  • Jean Chen, Surrey International Institute
  • Robert Coelen, Stenden University
  • Bob Craik, Heriot-Watt University Malaysia Campus, Putrajaya
  • Duleep Deosthale, Manipal International University, Malaysia
  • Christine Ennew, University of Nottingham
  • Tim Gore, University of London International Programmes
  • Siti Hamisah, Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education
  • Stephen Healy, INTO University Partnerships, Hong Kong
  • Hou Kok Chung, Deputy Minister of Higher Education, Malaysia
  • Karan Khemka, The Parthenon Group, Mumbai
  • Kevin Kinser, SUNY Albany
  • Margaret Mazzolini, Victoria University, Melbourne
  • James Myers, Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Dzulkifli Abdul Razak, Albukhary International University, Malaysia
  • Anand Sudarshan, Manipal Global Education
  • Franco Vigliotti, EPFL Middle East, Ras Al Khaimah
  • John J Wood, University at Buffalo, SUNY
  • Michael Worton, UCL

These speakers will offer their expertise on aspects of international branch campus management, including quality, risk, staffing, the student experience, and the role of governments. The format of the Global Forum will combine plenaries, parallel sessions and expert panel discussions.

The Global Forum has been constructed around our new report, ‘International Branch Campuses: Data and Developments’, which was published in January. It is available free to our members, and otherwise for purchase, via our website HERE.

The 2012 Global Forum represents the best opportunity to meet with practitioners of international branch campuses, as well as with universities considering such operations.

The registration site for the Global Forum and a separate but linked event on ‘Enhancing the Global Student Experience’ is HERE. Most delegates are registering for both events, and there is a discount for doing so.

The draft programme for the Student Experience conference is HERE.

The Student Experience conference will present an opportunity to evaluate the range of factors that together constitute the international student experience.