21st century universities
Thursday 28 November 2013 - 00:00 to Friday 29 November 2013 - 00:00

Global Education Dialogues: 21st century universities - the future of higher education in South Asia

By invitation

Higher Education is in the forefront of globalisation and world rankings are seen as key to future success. We are witnessing a global hunt for talent and ever closer forms of collaboration. Yet at regional and national level new models of funding and the rise of private sector provision is challenging national systems. What does this mean for the future of HE in South Asia and the UK?

What are the models for HE excellence that are delivering the best value for the government and for the student? Is regulation keeping pace and what is the student experience?

This Policy Dialogue looks at the emerging trends in South Asia in higher education delivery and where best practice exists. It will review the lessons from the UK and South Asia in the quest for excellence and university rankings. It will review the role of the private sector and examine whether state systems have a long term future.


  • Higher Education and the new normal.
  • Private vs. State - the rise of the private sector.
  • Best practice models for the 21st century in South Asia.
  • The Entrepreneurial University and what it does.


  • Analysis of current trends in institutional and sectoral provision and trends across South Asia.
  • Student voices and quality provision.

Who can attend?

This Global Education Dialogue is by invitation only and limited to participants from UK, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Afghanistan, UAE, Jordan and Egypt. If you would like to attend, please register your interest as early as possible by email.

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