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Internationalising Higher Education – Where Next?

Roland Levinsky Building, University of Plymouth
30 June 2010 00:00

The University of Plymouth’s annual Teaching and Learning Conference, scheduled for Wednesday 30th June 2010, will, this year, focus on Internationalisation, which they are interpreting broadly to consider five main topics:

  • Internationalising the UK Student Experience – producing global citizens, employability in a global labour market, overseas placements and volunteering.
  • Overseas Students – recruitment, their student learning experience, changes in market trends, international contrasts, cultural and language issues.
  • Partnerships, Exchanges and Alumni – international collaboration between HEIs, student exchanges, joint programmes and research.
  • Overseas Staff – problems and opportunities in appointing and supporting staff from outside the UK, support for staff exchanges and for colleagues working overseas.
  • Bologna and the European Dimension – funding and EU programmes, international standards and QA.

In addition to showcasing the innovative work of local colleagues, the conference will welcome two prestigious keynote speakers.

  • Professor Philip Dodd is an award-winning broadcaster, editor and consultant for the BCC, a leading authority on China and cultural advisor to the British and Chinese Governments. He holds Visiting Professorships at King’s College London and the University of Arts.
  • Professor John Wood has held various senior posts in the office of the Australian Prime Minister and was previously Deputy Vice Chancellor at both Edith Cowan and Notre Dame Universities in Perth. He is currently Executive General Manager for Navitas Australia.

For the first time the conference will open its doors to colleagues from across the UK and the organisers very much hope that you will feel able to take this opportunity to join us to consider the opportunities and challenges of internationalisation – one of the key issues facing UK Higher Education.

Attendance is free of charge.

Contact Name:
Francoise Metay
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