Global Education Dialogues

Global Education Dialogues (GED) bring together key policy-makers and influencers to debate the challenges and opportunities facing international higher education. They are facilitated dialogues between governments, universities and industry, with contributions and fresh perspectives from our network of leading thinkers.

Programme outline 2014/2015

Global

Going Global: 1 to 2 June 2015 | London

South Asia

 

Revolution and realities in the new economic order South Asia policy roundtable 22 January 2015 | UK

The absent revolution: women and leadership 10 to 11 February 2015 | India

Trinity or trilemma: english, skills and employability 6 to 7 May 2015 | Sri Lanka

East Asia

 

 

From national industry to regional player to global system: 4 to 5 July 2014 | Myanmar

Universities as anchors: re-positioning the knowledge economy: 12 to 13 July 2014 | China

Universities as agents of social change: 25 to 26 September 2014 | The Philippines

The power of consortia: 20 to 21 November 2014 | Indonesia

The role of technology in the race for global talent: 26 to 27 February 2015 | South Korea

From catapults to commercialisation: 9 to 10 March 2015 | Australia

The Americas            

Innovation and collaborative research: 16 October 2014 | Brazil

Quality and excellence in higher education: 5 November 2014 | Brazil

Bridging the gap: from education to work: 27 January 2015 | Mexico

Full programme details

The events provide space and time for participants to explore the shifting international higher education landscape – with its rapidly changing expectations and responsibilities – so that they are better equipped to future-proof higher education in their countries. Each dialogue features the latest thinking in its area, with new research and input from government and industry leaders. Papers and research from the GED will be published so that they can contribute to evidence-led policy developments. 

Each event has a specific and focused agenda, with a limited number of places to maximise knowledge sharing and interaction. Participation is by invitation only: to attend, please register your interest as early as possible by email.

Going Global

Going Global is a forum for world leaders in higher education to debate the role of the international arena in tertiary education policy. For full details, please visit our Going Global website.

The South Asia series

Read the 2015 series summary report: New Horizons - Higher Education and Skills in South Asia.

A change is coming to tertiary education in South Asia, one that will transform the future of its colleges and Universities, redefine the role of the public and private sector in the funding of education and fundamentally alter the student experience.

The data simply demands attention: South Asia is home to 1 in 4 of the world’s population; there are1 million new entrants to the workforce each month; a demand to create 500 million vocational training places; 50,000 faculty and 200 new Universities.

All the evidence indicates that replicating the current models of provision and building more universities is not the solution. Innovation in service provision, equity of access to opportunity, particularly to leadership roles and possessing market relevant skills, leading to employability, is now a prerequisite to make the connection between quality education developing relevant skills and prosperous, stable societies

The fate of millions now rest in the hands of policy makers in South Asia to rethink their tertiary education strategies and take a leap of faith to meet the urgent and immediate challenges facing the region.

The series will be outcome and solutions focused, with great potential for partnerships and collaborations among delegates.

Please contact Ismail Badat, Regional Manager Higher & Further Education for South Asia for further information about this series: Ismail.Badat@britishcouncil.org

2015 series

  1. Revolution and realities in the new economic order South Asia policy roundtable 22 January 2015 | UK
  2. The absent revolution: women and leadership 10 to 11 February 2015 | India
  3. Trinity or trilemma: english, skills and employability 6 to 7 May 2015 | Sri Lanka

2014 series

  1. Transforming higher education in South Asia: 18 to 19 June 2013 | Sri Lanka
  2. The quest for excellence: 23 to 24 September 2013 | United Kingdom
  3. 21st century universities: 28 to 29 November 2013 | United Arab Emirates
  4. Higher education and employability: 9 to 10 January 2014 | India
  5. Dangerous demographics: 17 to 18 March 2014 | Sri Lanka
  6. Research and relevance: 6 to 7 May 2014 | Pakistan  

The East Asia series

In today’s globally integrated economy, universities face common challenges – about the education and skills they offer young people; the networks they must build to be successful in research; the challenge in responding to the needs of local and global communities through transnational provision, and what the changing international landscape means for university leadership. This third East Asia Series provides a programme of dialogues to frame the debate on the issues affecting higher education in East Asia and the UK. Each Dialogue features the latest thinking in its area, with new research and input from higher education, government and industry leaders.

This series is in association with Sir Michael Barber, Chief Education Advisor to Pearson.

The East Asia region covers 14 countries and territories – Australia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, with the majority of participants from these countries and the UK. There are also other participants from Europe and the United States.

Please register your interest in attending one of the policy dialogues as early as possible by email to: caroline.chipperfield@britishcouncil.org.my or to the email contact provided on the specific event page.

2014 - 2015 series

  1. From national industry to regional player to global system: 4 to 5 July 2014 | Myanmar
  2. Universities as anchors: Re-positioning the knowledge economy: 12 to 13 July 2014 | Guangzhou, China
  3. Universities as agents of social change: 25 to 26 September 2014 | The Philippines
  4. The power of consortia: 20 and 21 November 2014 | Indonesia
  5. The role of technology in the race for global talent: 26 to 27 February 2015 | South Korea
  6. From catapults to commercialisation: 9 to 10 March 2015 | Australia

2013 - 2014 series

  1. Co-innovation for social and economic growth: 13 to 14 February 2014 | Thailand
  2. Inclusive leadership: 17 to 18 February 2014 | Hong Kong
  3. A smarter internationalisation agenda: who benefits? 3 March 2014 | Indonesia
  4. Reputation management in Higher Education: 6 to 7 March 2014 | Japan 
  5. A degree of importance: How significant is the degree in the future Asian economy: 18 March 2014 | Singapore

The Americas series

This series of one-day conversational conferences addresses key higher education themes, including transnational education, institutional partnerships, student mobility, research collaboration and the role of higher education in economic development and employment. 

2014 - 2015 series

  1. Innovation and collaborative research16 October 2014 | Brazil
  2. Quality and excellence in higher education5 November 2014 | Brazil
  3. Bridging the gap: from education to work: 27 January 2015 | Mexico

2013 - 2014 series

  1. The role of higher education in economic revitalisation: 10 October 2013 | United States
  2. Impact and trends of international higher education: 29 October 2013 | Brazil
  3. Impact and trends of international higher education: 19 November 2013 | Mexico
  4. The role of higher education in training the next generation of social entrepreneurs: 20 November 2013 | Canada
  5. Inclusion, quality education and innovation: challenges of higher education in Colombia: 12 February 2014 | Colombia