Conference Presentations


OBHE Global Forum, 'Ready or Not - The Role of Online & Blended Learning in Higher Education'

11-12 December, London, England

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Conference presentations in programme-order:

The Impact of Online Learning… so far - Reflections on 12 country case studies, Richard Garrett, Director, The OBHE

Presentation to the OBHE Global Forum 2017, Mary Stiasny, PVC (International) and Chief Executive, University of London International Programmes

Accreditation of Online TNE Programme in Hong Kong, Joe Hong, Registrar, Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ), Hong Kong SAR

Higher Education in Dubai - Review of Online Providers, Nitesh Sughnani, Director, University Quality Assurance, Knowledge & Human Development Authority (KHDA), Dubai, UAE



OBHE Global Forum, 'Brain Gain:  Charting the impact and future of TNE'

9-11 November, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Pre-Conference Workshop by the British Council & the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Common TNE Classification Framework - TNE Data Collection and Use, John McNamara, Director of Research, McNamara Economic Research and Kevin Van-Cauter, Senior Higher Education Advisor, Internationalization, British Council


Conference presentations in programme-order:

Transnational Education: What do We Know?, Raegan Hiles, Head of Programmes (Outbound Mobility), Universities UK

'The Changing Face of Australian Transnational Education', Christopher Ziguras, Deputy Dean, International, RMIT

'Hong Kong as a Regional Education Hub: the changing nature of education policy and its impact both locally and internationally and in relation to the global trade in transnational education', John Cribbin, Deputy Director (Academic Services) School of Professional and Continuing Education, The University of Hong Kong

'TNE – National & Institutional Case Studies - Examples of Successful TNE Impact', Duncan Bentley, Swinburne University of Technology Melbourne, Sarawak

'Connecting offshore graduates to jobs: The value of one Australian degree in Malaysia', Glenda Crosling, Dean of Academic Enhancement, Head Centre for Higher Education Research, Sunway University, Malaysia; Adjunct Associate Professor, Monash University, Australia

'US Perspective on mobility', Jonathan Lembright, Regional Director, Southeast Asia, Institute of International Education

'The Challenge of a Global Campus Community - How to connect our onshore and offshore student cohorts', Trevor Spedding, Pro Vice Chancellor, Southeast Asia, University of Wollongong

'TNE - Mobility', Aom Pattanotai, Senior Programme Officer, EAMEO RIHED

'Victoria University – Sunway College Partnership Innovative Approaches', Carolyn Chong, Executive Director, Victoria University College; Greeja De Silva, Head of Department, Australian University Programme, Sunway College

'EPFL Middle East: The impact and potential of graduate-level TNE –the case of EPFL in RasAl Khaimah(UAE)', Franco Vigliotti, Dean, EPFL Middle East

'Institutional Perspectives on Quality Assurance and TNHE', Kevin McKelvey, Resident Director SIM-UB Programs - University at Buffalo, the State University of New York; Singapore Institute of Management

'Institutional perspectives on quality assurance and TNE - Curtin University', Beena Giridharan, Curtin University

'International Branch Campuses: Trends and Developments, 2016', Richard Garrett, Director, OBHE; Rachael Merola, Sr Researcher, OBHE; Kevin Kinser, Department Head, Education Policy Studies, Professor of Education (HIED), Pennsylvania State University



The New Landscape of HE:  Pathways, partnerships & performance 

2-3 December, Regent's University London

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Conference photos

Conference photos via StudyTravel Magazine's Grapevine

Reports on the conference:


Effective Online Learning could be greatly beneficial to global HE sectors, Study International News, 4 January 2016

Online learning can enhance soft power, universities told, The PIE News, 31 December 2015

OBHE conference focuses on pathways and transnational education, StudyTravel Magazine, 11 December 2015

UK should learn from ‘downsides’ of US higher education, The Times Higher Education, 4 December 2015

How is the UK pathway sector evolving? More focus on integration, TNE, transparency, The PIE News, 4 December 2015


Session 1 -Welcome and keynote

Welcome - Professor Aldwyn Cooper, Vice-Chancellor and CEO, Regent’s University London          

Keynote address - ‘The Dark Side: borderless fraud in higher education’ - Jane Rowley, HE Services Director, Graduate Prospects

Session 2 - Recent Trends and Perspectives on Higher Education in Emerging Markets, Alejandro Caballero, Senior Education Specialist, International Finance Corporation (World Bank Group)

Session 3 - TEF: Learning from other countries and accommodating innovation

Chair: Richard Garrett, Director OBHE - 'Teaching Excellence Framework!? Learning from other countries and accommodating innovation'

'The quest for excellence in higher education', Carolyn Campbell, Sr Consultant, OBHE

'View from Hong Kong', Dorte Kristoffersen, Deputy Executive Director,  Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications

Session 4 - Pathways & Progression: lessons from a decade of partnership

(Panel discussion - no presentations available)

Session 5 - Online Learning: degrees, nanodegrees and MOOCs

'The world's most prepared students', Rajay Naik, CEO, Keypath Education (Europe)

'The landscape of higher education', Holly Shiflett, Solutions Director, Global Education, Wiley Education

Session 6 - Building a Global Institution: nurturing innovation, navigating international QA

'Building a Multinational University: Reflections', Christopher Hill, Director Research Training and Academic Development and Academic Director PGCHE University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus

'Building a global institution: Ashridge and Hult', Martin Lockett, Dean of Academic Development, Ashridge Business School and Global Dean (Academic Affairs), Hult International Business School

Session 7 -  Evaluating TNE from University and Host Country Perspectives

(Panel discussion - no presentations available)


Going Global 2015 Post Conference Workshop:  P1. Quality assurance of transnational higher education

The Royal Society, London, 3 June 2015

Session 1 - TNE: connections, co-operation and quality - Carolyn Campbell, Senior Consultant, The Observatory on Borderless Higher Education

Session 2 - Quality Beyond Boundaries - Dr Warren Fox, Chief of Higher Education, Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), United Arab Emirates and Nitesh Sughnani, Senior Manager, Quality Assurance, Higher Education Department (KHDA)

Session 3 - The Quality Assurance of Cross Border Higher Education (QACHE): moving towards strengthened co-operation - Dr Fabrizio Triforo, Manager International, Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA)

Session 4 - The Quality Assurance of TNE: a global institution experience - Dr Martin Lockett, Dean of Academic Development, Ashridge Business School & Global Dean (Academic Affairs), Hult International Business School; Dr Ian Dunbar, Global Dean, Undergraduate, Hult International Business School




The Future of Public-Private Partnerships in Higher Education

3-4 December, Regent's University London

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Conference photos are available here via the PIE News gallery.

Reports on the conference:

Public-private partnerships and all that, OBHE's Dr William Lawton for The PIE Blog, 18 December 2014

Laureate CEO: Our TNE driven by access, not politics, The PIE News, 18 December 2014

OBHE discusses importance of private education, Study Travel Magazine, 11 December 2014

Session 1 -Welcome and keynote

Welcome - Professor Aldwyn Cooper, Vice-Chancellor and CEO, Regent’s University London          

Keynote address - ‘Taking a modern approach to educational partnerships’ - Doug Becker, Chair and CEO, Laureate Education, Baltimore (slides not available)

Response - Professor Susan Robertson, Professor of Sociology of Education, University of Bristol

Discussion chaired by Aldwyn Cooper

Session 2 -If PPPs are the answer, what was the question?

To boldly go:  Is UK higher education really ready for PPPs? - Bob Hogg, Business Development Director, University of Warwick

If PPPs are the answer, what was the question? - Peter Marshall, Chief Operating Officer & Senior Vice-President, Monash University, Melbourne

US perspectives on PPPs - Dr JoAnn McCarthy, NAFSA Senior Fellow for Internationalisation and Academic Director of INTO University Partnerships – North America

Session 3 - Moderated discussion: Institutional cultures and PPPs 

Dr Paul Greatrix, Registrar, University of Nottingham

Professor Susan Robertson, Professor of Sociology of Education, University of Bristol

Bath Spa: Space to globalise - Professor Christina Slade, Vice-Chancellor, Bath Spa University

Session 4 - Debate:  PPP models of engagement - no presentation tools were used

Session 5 - PPPs:  Categories and policy environments

Related article 'The no-longer public university', UWN, 5 December 2014 - Professor Roger King, Visiting Professor, University of Bath; Research Associate, LSE; Member of the Higher Education Commission

PPPs in emerging markets - Karan Khemka, Managing Director and Head of International Education Practice, Parthenon Group, Singapore

Session 6 - Delivering public-goods outcomes through PPPs

Delivering public-goods outcomes through PPPs - Jonathan Harms, Executive Director of Partnerships, Pearson UK

PPPs: Global development and the pursuit of the common good in higher education - Professor Pamela Gillies, Principal, Glasgow Caledonian University

Closing comments:  The risks and rewards of PPPs - no presentation tools were used


MOOCs: What we have learned, emerging themes and what next

28 January, Senate House, University of London

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Conference report        

Further reports on the conference:     

Conference report  by Professor Martin Hall, Vice Chancellor, University of Salford

University of London hosts third one-day MOOC conference, University of London International Programmes' online magazine 'London Connection, 30 January 2014

Conference photos are available here.

Power point presentations are live below; video footage is live here as it becomes available.

Presentations in order of appearance:

Welcome and overview

Professor Sir Adrian Smith
Tim Gore OBE
Dr William Lawton 

Introduction from:

Rt Hon David Willetts MP, Minister for Universities & Science, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills [video]

Session 1 - Opening keynote

Martin Bean, Vice-Chancellor, UK Open University - no presentation tools were used

Session 2 - The pedagogic perspective

Wha's a MOOC? A personal reflection - Jon Harman, Learning Design, Technology & Innovation Consultant

MOOCs: A Pedagogical perspective on what we have learned, emerging themes and what next - Professor Stephen Brown, Professor of Learning Technologies, De Montfort University

What have we learned from MOOCs? - Professor Neil Morris, Chair of Educational Technology, University of Leeds

Session 3 - Emerging themes

Some themes around MOOCs - Professor Fred Mulder, UNESCO Chair on OER, Open Universiteit in The Netherlands

MOOCs:  Emerging trends - Michael Gaebel, Head of Unit, HE Policy, European University Association

Professor Dinesh Singh, Vice-Chancellor, University of Delhi - no presentation tools used

Session 4a - What to do about MOOCs?

Why, who, how, where, what? - Patricia McKellar, Associate Director, University of London Undergraduate Laws Programme

The student view on MOOCs - Alex Louch, Academic Affairs Officer, University of Exeter Students' Guild

Session 4b - World Café: Rotating group discussions - no presentation tools were used

Session 5 - What next

The online revolution:  Education for everyone - Professor Daphne Koller, Chief Executive, Coursera

Session 6 - Where next

Final statement and discussion - no presentation tools were used



The international higher education revolution:
Impacts on mobility, qualifications, networks

11-12 December, Regent's University, London

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Presentations are available for download to Observatory members. They are available to conference delegates upon email request. Please contact us

The Conference Report is available to the public here.

And conference photos are available here.

Presentations in order of appearance:

11 December 2013, Tuke Hall, Regent's University, London

Opening keynote lecture

An avalanche is coming:  Higher education and the revolution ahead - Sir Michael Barber, Chief Education Advisor, Pearson

Opportunites associated with the internationalisation of UK universities:  A study of Google search Data

Making the Web work for universities - David Black, Director of Google UK

This is GREAT Britain - Conrad Bird, Director of the GREAT Britain Campaign, Prime Minister's Office

Britain's Higher Education Empire - Mark Jeynes, Partner, OC&C Strategy Consultants


12 December 2013, Herringham Hall, Regent's University, London

Session 2 - Impacts on student mobility

Student mobility and global unity - Professor Dato’ Dr Hassan Said, Vice-Chancellor and President, Taylor’s University, Malaysia

Emerging innovations and student mobility - Dr Fernando León-García, President, CETYS University, Mexico

Improving transnational networks through online learning - Dr Stephan Geifes, Head of Division, Higher Education Projects Abroad, DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service)

Session 3 - Impacts on the acquisition and assurance of qualifications

Quality and competition in the global online learning market - Sam Brenton, Director of Academic Programmes, Academic Partnerships

Quality assurance and qualifications: same standards different landscapes? - Carolyn Campbell, Head of International, QAA (UK)

Hong Kong as an education hub for international higher education: issues and challenges for accreditation of transnational education programmes - Dr Joe Hong, Registrar, Academic Accreditation and Audit, Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ)

Session 4 - Impacts on HE partnerships and networks

The value of strategic international research partnerships - Professor Stephen Holloway, Provost, University of Liverpool

Networks and partnerships: Engaging with the online revolution - Graham Wood, Partnerships Development Director, Kaplan International Colleges

The opportunity for international partnerships - Ashwin Assomull, Partner, Parthenon Group

Session 5 - Panel discussion:  Final thoughts on the three themes

MOOCs, an Avalanche or a light, light dusting of snow - Professor Aldwyn Cooper,

Session 6 - Closing plenary address

International networks in higher education: What does the future hold? - Professor Nigel Thrift, Vice-Chancellor, University of Warwick


'We are delighted to have able to sponsor such a stimulating, thought-provoking event.  Observatory conferences are distinctive in terms of the thought which goes into the programme, the calibre of the contributions, and the quality of debate and insight generated as a consequence.  We are living through some interesting times in global higher education, and it is important for all of us to be able to share thoughts in such a useful forum.  This certainly will help inform and shape how we at INTO engage with our colleagues within the sector here in the UK and more broadly.’, Tim O’Brien, Director of INTO Knowledge, on the Observatory conference ‘The international higher education revolution:  Impacts on mobility, qualifications, networks’, 11-12 December 2013, Regent’s University, London




Going Global 2013, 4-6 March, Dubai

To view our session 'Digital partnerships to widen access to knowledge' on the Going Global 2013 presentation website, please click here, and follow links on site.  [Session 7.2]

Going Global 2013
Pre-conference seminar, 4 March 2013

The Impact of Education Hubs and International Branch Campuses: Dubai in comparative context

The Impact of Education Hubs and International Branch Campuses - Ashwin Assomull, Partner, Parthenon Group, Mumbai, India

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Creating Knowledge Economies through Education Hubs/IBCs - Dr Martha-Marie Kleinhans, Vice-Provost, University of Reading, Malaysia

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Online and open-access learning in higher education:  MOOCs, new pedagogies and business models

5 February 2013, Senate House, London

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View videos and vox pops from speakers and attendees here.

Presentations in order of appearance:

Welcome and Overview

Professor Sir Adrian Smith, Vice-Chancellor, University of London

Tim Gore OBE, Director of Global Networks and Communities, University of London International Programmes

Dr William Lawton, Director, Observatory on Borderless Higher Education


Session 1 – The Online Revolution: Innovating and adapting

Teaching as a Design Science:  Tools to support an evidence-based professional culture - Professor Diana Laurillard, Professor of Learning with Digital Technologies, Institute of Education, University of London


Session 2 - Global Innovators

Education and IT:  Game changers - Dr Diana Oblinger, President and CEO, EDUCAUSE, Washington


3a – New businesses and technologies: Impacts and perceptions

Winners and losers in On-line open enducation:  Who is it good for? - Professor Josie Taylor, Professor of Learning Technology and Director of the Institute of Educational Technology, The Open University



2012 Global Forum, Kuala Lumpur
New Players and New Directions:
The Challenges of International Branch Campus Management

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Presentations in PDF, in order of appearance (click names for bios)

Session 1 - Welcome and opening keynote

Welcome Speech
Hou Kok Chung, Deputy Minister of Higher Education, Government of Malaysia

Session 2 - The Observatory's IBC report: Summary of findings

William Lawton, Director of the Observatory
Alex Katsomitros, Research Analyst


Session 3 - TNE in Asia: Challenges and opportunities

'Transnational education in Asia: Opportunities and challenges' (link to video) and in PDF
Karan Khemka, Partner and Head of Emerging Markets Education Practice, The Parthenon Group, Mumbai


Session 4 - Setting up and operating IBCs: Values and benefits

'Setting up overseas campuses: Important considerations before you start'
Raj Gill, PVC; Regional Director, Middle East, Africa and Pakistan, Middlesex University, Dubai

'Is small really beautiful? The place and value of "niche" campuses in today's international HE landscape'
Michael Worton, Vice-Provost International, University College London

'The 4 Bs of IBCs: Benefits - Big, Bold and Beautiful'

Robert Coelen, Vice-President International, Stenden University, Netherlands


Session 5a - The student experience at international branch campuses

'The branch campus student experience: Internationalised learning or transplanted teaching?'
Margaret Mazzolini, Pro Vice-Chancellor Learning & Teaching, Victoria University, Melbourne

'The student experience across campuses: The reality of the rhetoric'

Christine Ennew, Pro Vice-Chancellor Internationalisation & Europe, University of Nottingham

'Raising the bar - Examples of excellence in student experience'
Guy Perring, Director, South East Asia, i-graduate, Kuala Lumpur


Session 5b - Managing IBCs: A question of staffing

'Challenges in staffing an IBC: SUNY Buffalo's programmes at the Singapore Institute of Management'

John Wood's presentation                     Kevin McKelvey's presentation

John J Wood, Senior Associate Vice-Provost for International Education, University at Buffalo, SUNY
Kevin McKelvey, Resident Director, University at Buffalo - Singapore Institute of Management

'Recognising and rewarding leadership roles in transnational education'
Beena Giridharan, Dean of Teaching & Learning, Curtin Sarawak, Malaysia


Session 6 - Developing a global network:  Approaches to managing risk and reputation

‘Internationalizing a branch campus:  Positive and negative consequences’
Alan Brender, Associate Dean, Lakeland College Japan, Tokyo

'If you build it, will they come? Challenges in transforming ideas into a global network'
Duleep Deosthale, Vice-President, Manipal Global Education; Professor and Dean, Manipal International University, Kelana Jaya Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

'Reputation in a risky world'
Tim Gore, Director, Global Networks and Communities, University of London International Programmes


Session 7 - What do governments want with IBCs?

'Malaysia's expectations'
Siti Hamisah Tapsir, Deputy Director-General, Ministry of Higher Education, Government of Malaysia

'The German approach to cross-border education: German partnership model - German backed universities - Branch campuses'
Beate Schindler-Kovats, Director of Division, Higher Education Projects Abroad, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Bonn

'EPFL's graduate research centre in Ras Al Kaimah'
Franco Vigliotti, Dean, EPFL Middle East, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE


Session 8a - Models for developing and sustaining IBCs: Challenges and strategies

'Learnings from the past five years'
Carolyn Byrne, Dean and CEO, University of Calgary - Qatar, Doha
Lois Thornton, Interim Associate Dean, Academic, University of Calgary-Qatar

'Developing research capacity in a new university in Uzbekistan'
Abdumalik Djumanov, Rector, Westminster International University in Tashkent (WIUT)

'Higher education systems in a global environment: A framework for TNE models'
Alan P France, First Deputy Rector (Academic), Westminster International University in Tashkent (WIUT)


Session 8b - Managing IBCs: A question of quality

'Managing IBCs: A question of quality - A NUMed perspective'
Philip Bradley, Dean of Academic Studies, Newcastle University Medicine (NUMed) Malaysia

'A new approach to quality assurance of IBCs in Dubai:  The new UQAIB Board'
Martin Carroll, Pro Vice-Chancellor Academic, Charles Darwin University, Australia; Member, Universities Quality Assurance International Board, Dubai

'Managing quality and standards at a branch campus'
Bob Craik, CEO Designate, Heriot-Watt University Malaysia Campus, Putrajaya


Session 9 - Education hubs: From concept to execution

'Dubai International Academic City:  Successes, challenges and future direction of an education hub in the Middle East'
Ayoub Kazim, Managing Director, TECOM Investments - Education Cluster, Dubai
Leigh Ann Khosla, Director of Business Development, TECOM Investments - Education Cluster, Dubai

'Singapore's global schoolhouse strategy: The first ten years'
Peter Waring, Associate Professor and Deputy CEO, University of Newcastle Singapore
Vicky Drewe, Academic Registrar, University of Newcastle Singapore


Session 10 - Closing keynote address

'Levelling the playing field'
Dzulkifli Abdul Razak, Vice-Chancellor, Albukhary International University, Malaysia




Adapting to Disruptive Times: Emerging Models for HE Provision

Presentations (via YouTube) in order of appearance

Disruption and uncertainty in different sectors:  Reasons for despondency and stagnation, or optimism and innovation? - Ken Sloan, Director for Universities & HE, Serco

Strategic approaches for turbulent times - Dr Malcolm Read, Executive Secretary of JISC

Emergent strategies for adaptation I. - Prof Geoffrey Crossick

Emergent strategies for adaptation II. - Professor Malcolm Gillies, Vice-Chancellor, London Metropolitan University

The public sector: New models for provision - Tim Gore OBE, Director Global Networks and Communities, University of London International Programmes

The private sector: New models of provision - Roxanne Stockwell, Managing Director for Higher Education, Pearson Education

The Edge Hotel School and beyond - Alan Jenkins, Vice President, Kaplan Europe

Panel: Concluding thoughts and going forward - Chair: Will Archer, CEO i-graduate
Panelists: Prof Aldwyn Cooper, Chief Executive and Principal, Regent's College; Eva Egron-Polak, Secretary General, International Association of Universities; Prof Jonathan Kydd, Dean, University of London International Programmes; Ken Sloan, Director for Universities & HE, Serco

Adapting to disruptive times - Vox pops


Presentations in PDF, by Surname A-Z

Everest, Kelvin - University of Liverpool - Online Delivery: The Liverpool-Laureate Model

Gore, Tim - University of London International Programmes - Models of transnational education

Jenkins, Alan - Kaplan Europe - EDGE Hotel School and beyond

Read, Malcolm - JISC - Strategic Approaches for Turbulent Times

Sloan, Ken - Serco - Adapting to Disruptive Times: Despondency and Stagnation or Optimism and Innovation



2011 Global Forum: Leveling the International Playing Field, Vancouver

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Presentations in PDF, by Surname A-Z

Adams, Leslyn - Concordia University - The Dangers of Large Networks & Increased Mobility: Real or Imagined?

Baird, Craig - Curtin University - Targeted, Timely, Learning Support for International Students: One Australian University’s Approach

Bjarnason, Svava - IFC - Private Capital & Higher Education: Roles, Outcomes and Possibilities

Chu, Toby - CIBT Education Group Inc.- Credibility & Transparency Issues Faced by Private Education Players

Cichello, Francesca - SUNY Empire State College - Crossing Borders through Open and Online Learning:Collaborative Strategies for Learner Success

Deosthale, Duleep - Manipal Education - Not a Zero-Sum Game? Private Provision & the Public Good

Dobson, Gretchen - Tufts University - Entrepreneurial Networks: Adding Value, Affinity and Support

Eley, Winnie - Hong Kong Polytechnic University - Hong Kong PolyU in PRC

Fernandez-Chung, Leong, Hill, Cheong,and Perring - Transnational Higher Education in Southeast Asia: Realities, Challenges and Opportunities

Garrett, Richard - Eduventures - U.S. For-Profit Higher EducationEvolution, Growth, Tension

Gore, Tim - University of London - Entrepreneurial Higher Education in a Global Context?

Hawthorne, Lesleyanne - University of Melbourne - If You Let Them They Will Come: International Students and Migration Policy

Healy, Stephen - INTO - Destination China: The next international powerhouse fulfilling international student demand

Khanna, Sunil - Oregon State University - Public-Private Partnership & Higher Education: A View From the Ground

Pedigo, Kerry - Curtin Business School - Quality Assurance, Staff Development and International Campus Engagement: How One Australian University Bridged the Gap

Powell, Marci - POLYCOM - Global Best Practices in Video-enabled Blended Learning: An Interactive Discussion

Robertson and Olds - Global Regionalisms and Higher Education: Mapping Projects, Challenging Concepts

Said, Hassan - Taylor's University - Private Higher Education in Malaysia: The Learning Curve

Sethy, Satya - Indian Institute of Technology - Offering Cross-Border Education Through Master of Arts in Distance Education Program: Experiences in Indira Gandhi National Open University of India

Sirat, Morshidi - Ministry of Higher Education of Malyasia - Private Provision, Public Sector Incentives: Towards Higher Education Excellence in Malaysia

Smith, Burck - Straighterline - The Great Unbundling: Risks and Opportunities

Taulats, Maria - Open University of Catalonia - The University of the Knowledge Society

Uvalic-Trumbic, Stamenka - UNESCO - The For-Profit Sector: Credibility and Transparency

Venezia, Scott - CETYS University - Focusing The Lens Inward: The Internationalization Review Process

Wa, Zong - China Education Association for International Exchange - Recent Policies on China’s International Exchange & Cooperation in Education

Weichold, Mark - Texas A&M University at Qatar - Inside Successful Branch Campuses: Perspectives From Texas A&MUniversity at Qatar

Worton, Michael - University College London - Perspectives From a New Member of Education City

Zgaga, Pavel - University of Ljubljana -  European Higher Education in a Global Setting: Up to 2010 and Beyond


'The Leadership Enigma: Myths and Realities of University Internationalism Strategy', "Ethics and Values in Higher Education in the Era of Globalisation: What Role for the Disciplines?" IAU International Conference, Vilnius, LITHUANIA, June 2010

'Global Connections –Local Impacts: Trends in Cross-Border and International Higher Education', 2010 UCEA Annual Conference: Global Associates International Symposium, San Francisco, USA, April 2010

'International Branch Campuses: Motivations, Opportunities & Challenges', British Council: Going Global 4, London, ENGLAND, March 2010

'Back to the Future: Sustaining the UK's Leadership Role in International Higher Education', Emap Education’s Recruiting and Supporting International Students Forum, London, ENGLAND, January 2010



'Global Connections -- Local Impacts: Transforming Cross-Border Higher Education and Open and Distance Learning Partnerships', 5th International Conference in Open and Distance Learning, Athens, GREECE, November 2009

'Camelot, Calamity, or Collaboration: The Road Ahead for TNE', 2009 International Education Association of Australia (IEAA), Sydney, AUSTRALIA, October 2009

 'Camelot, Calamity or Catch 22: Global Higher Education Myths and Realities', 2009 Quatity Assurance Agency Annual Subscribers' Meeting, Belfast, NORTHERN IRELAND, June 2009

'Off-shore Campuses and Programmes: A Mainstream Activity for Europe's Universities?' 5th European University Association Convention for Higher Education Institutions, Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC, March 2009

'Global Connections, Local Impacts: Opportunities and Challenges for Cross-Border Open and Distance Learning', Global Forum on Open and Distance Education, Shanghai, CHINA, October 2008

'The Challenges and Perspectives of Borderless Higher Education', 2008 International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) Standing Conference of Presidents (SCOP), Shanghai, CHINA, October 2008

'Did you know...The Myths and Realities of Global Higher Education', 2008 Annual Conference, The Council of Validating Universities, Durham, ENGLAND, September 2008

'Backto the Future: New Horizons for Global Universities and Borderless Higher Education', 2008 Association of University Administrators (AUA) Conference, York, ENGLAND, March/April 2008

'Managing International Partnerships', The Guardian 2008 Higher Education Summit on 'The Business of Higher Education', London, ENGLAND, February 2008



'Internationalisation in Higher Education', Russell Group Presentation, London, ENGLAND, January 2007

'The International Branch Campus - Models and Trends', British Council Conference 'Going Global', Edinburgh, SCOTLAND, December 2006

'Global Trends in Transnational Higher Education', Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD) Conference, Berlin, GERMANY, November 2006

'Values and Ethics: The Borderless Perspective', Institutional Management in higher Eductaion (IMHE)/Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Conference, Paris, FRANCE, September 2006

'Emerging Trends in Cross-Border Higher Education for Capacity Development', World Bank Presentation, September 2006