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GOING GLOBAL 2014
Miami Beach Convention Center, 29 April – 1 May 2014

Going Global is British Council's most prestigious global education conference. The conference explored how innovation systems are formed, structured and driven globally and transnationally. Delegates considered how talent to drive innovation is developed and how countries meet the challenge of providing sufficient high quality tertiary education to ensure the widespread inclusion and participation of their citizens. The conference focused on what impact an internationalised tertiary sector can deliver in these twin areas of innovation and inclusion. We investigated how impact is delivered - and explored the outcomes for policy makers, funders, tertiary education stakeholders and the institutions themselves.

In the context of TVET, the key questions included:

  • How can internationalisation of vocational education and skills training help solve problems of inclusion, especially when there are severe constraints on public spending, and what new initiatives are emerging with the potential to provide mass education systems? How do these initiatives feed into the development of more socially and diverse talent pools?
  • Industry, colleges and universities are core components of national and global innovation systems - but how can the value of linkages between these be maximised to increase prosperity and growth? What do future supply and value chains look like?
  • How can skills and talent be developed through vocational education to create the next generation of global innovators and entrepreneurs? How must the sector itself evolve to ensure its continuing relevance to national and global innovation systems?
  • Global flows of investment are increasingly shaping and driving research and development across the world but should nations co-operate or compete? .

If you have any questions, please e-mail Jack.Green@britishcouncil.org.

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