Miami skyline Going Global 2014

April 2 2014

Nine new pieces of research on international higher education will be published at our Going Global conference in Miami 

The Going Global conference, which runs from April 29 – May 1 at the Miami Beach Convention Center, is an annual forum for the world’s higher education leaders to discuss issues around international education. 

More than 1,000 delegates from over 70 countries will attend, including 66 university presidents, vice-chancellors and pro vice-chancellors. There will be 250 speakers and 50 exhibitors from governments, universities, colleges and businesses around the world. 

New research

The new research to be presented will include:

  1. Global survey of English as a medium of instruction. An index of English as a medium for instruction in 60 countries
  2. Dangerous demographics: women and leadership in higher education. New research analysing the demographic boom in Asia and the gender chasm emerging there
  3. The revolution starts here: higher education trends from South Asia. An exploration of the future model of higher education in South Asia
  4. The impact of transnational education on host countries. An analysis of 11 countries, examining whether universities’ expansion abroad through satellite campuses and online study is a ‘win-win’ solution to the internationalisation of higher education, or whether it can also produce losers
  5. Times Higher Education 100 Under 50 rankings 2014. A ranking of the world’s top 100 research-led institutions under 50 years old
  6. The rationale for sponsoring students to undertake international study: an assessment of national student mobility programmes. New research into the benefits and potential risks of countries investing in sending their students abroad  
  7. Assessment of the role of the humanities in addressing global challenges. How the humanities can provide solutions to global development challenges
  8. Universities, employability and inclusive development.  The biggest ever multi-country research project on higher education and graduate employability in Sub-Saharan Africa
  9. Broadening Horizons 2014. New data from thousands of US and UK students on the barriers (perceived and real) to study abroad and outward student mobility.

Swedish statistician and one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People (2012), Hans Rosling, is this year’s keynote speaker. His TED talks bring data to life and challenge the way we view socio-economic development, and have been viewed tens of millions of times.  

More than 35 UK Vice-Chancellors and Pro Vice-Chancellors are confirmed to attend the conference


More than 60 sessions will be held during the three day conference, addressing topics such as: 

  • How academic researchers and commercial industry can be better integrated 
  • The role of higher education in international diplomacy
  • Whether the opportunities presented by MOOCs are a miracle or myth
  • How to improve access and quality in Latin America