Going Global 2013

Tim Gore chairs and presents at three education conferences focusing on transnational education and global citizenship
Tim Gore
Dubai to Athens via Hong Kong: Tim Gore, Director, Global Networks and Communities

Tim Gore, Director, Global Networks and Communities, takes part in three major education conferences in March 2013.

Going Global, Dubai
Models of transnational education provision

4-6 March 2013

The University of London International Programmes is leading a half-day workshop at Going Global for 80 conference participants on the subject of models of transnational education provision. 

The recent British Council report ‘The shape of things to come’ points to the increasing prominence of TNE in international higher education. But, as the discussions in such publications as the Observatory on Borderless Higher Education (OBHE) Branch Campus report points out, there is much uncertainty over the different forms and methodologies of TNE - and the issues that the University of Wales faced highlights the levels of risk in this area of higher education. This session aims to familiarise participants with the various TNE formats and models; to propose a framework for the analysis of roles; responsibilities; quality control and risk and to appreciate critical success factors for transnational work and to look at ways of managing the student experience. It will also look at how different models cope with regulatory and other barriers and what the prospects for them are. There will also be the opportunity to learn from practitioners and case studies.

We will also host a lunch for participants at the end of the session in partnership with the Dubai Knowledge and Human Development Authority and the OBHE.

Chair: Tim Gore
Panellists: Professor Jenny Hamilton (Director, Undergraduate Laws, University of London International Programmes); Dr Rahul Choudaha (Director, Research and Advisory Services, World Education Services, New York); Dr Christopher Hill (Director, Graduate School, University of Nottingham, Malaysia Campus); Dr Randa Bessiso (Director, Middle East, Manchester Business School); Dr Rozlini M Fernandez-Chung (Vice President and Associate Professor, HELP University, Malaysia); Professor Ammar Kaka (Vice Principal, Executive Dean and Head of the Dubai Campus, Herriot-Watt University). 

Asia-Pacific Association for International Education, Hong Kong
Global Citizenship – from Theory to Practice

11-14 March 2013

Tim will be presenting at a session on global citizenship at the APAIE conference in Hong Kong. The session explores the ways in which institutions have moved from a theoretical understanding/rhetoric of global citizenship to the development of targeted models and schemes that put that rhetoric/understanding into practice. The session will look at five case studies from UK HE institutions where internationalisation is a primary strategic objective.

  • University of Leeds – Internationalisation at Home: The Intercultural Ambassadors Programme
  • University of Kent – Hong Kong and China Portal Project
  • University of Sussex – Languages with Proficiency: Facilitating Greater Student Mobility
  • Birmingham City University – Driving Globalisation through International Alliances
  • University of London International Programmes: the development of students’ global identity and citizenship. 

TNE Policy Dialogue
British Council, Athens

26 March 2013

Tim will be talking at a policy dialogue in Greece on 26 March. The conference is organised by the British Council under the auspices of the Ministry of Education, with the support of the British Embassy and in partnership with state Higher Education institutions such as the University of Macedonia and University of Piraeus and private educational institutions offering UK courses in Greece.

TNE has become a key part of both institutional and governmental strategies to improve education systems around the world, attract globally mobile students and foster partnerships between nations. Within a European context, however, there has been little study either of the benefits of transnational education or the chance to highlight examples of excellence in the field. The dialogue will highlight the global impact of TNE, putting this in the context of Greece but including case studies for a variety of European countries.

The aims of the one day event are to: 

  • Raise awareness of the definition and diversity of TNE provision.
  • Facilitate contact and dialogue to explore the potential for transnational education and partnerships within the European Higher Education Area (EHEA).
  • Hear from Higher Education institutions who have set up successful overseas operations and international partnerships.
  • Offer a global perspective on managing quality assurance of international partnerships.
  • Look at issues around quality assurance for all kinds of transnational delivery modes: dual and joint degrees, accreditation and validation, and branch campuses.

The invited audience will include ministerial officials, senior academics, decision makers and education experts from the Ministry of Education, universities and private colleges in Greece and neighboring countries.