Wednesday 30 April 2014 -
09:15 to 10:30
Miami Beach Convention Center

The British Council and DAAD have in partnership commissioned research to gain a greater understanding of the underlying rationales for 11 countries to take very different approaches to encouraging their domestic students to undertake an international study experience. The research broadens our understanding of the policies, scope, mechanisms, objectives and (perceived) impact of international student mobility schemes.

Following a presentation of the approach to the research, and the main messages and implications from it, will be a chaired panel discussion addressing questions such as:

  • What has been learnt by countries that have successfully funded large scale outward mobility programmes?
  • What can other developed nations learn from these countries which support their students to study abroad?
  • What can developing countries, looking to devise their own outward mobility programme take from this research? 


Professor Philip Altbach

Professor Philip Altbach

Director, Center for International Higher Education, Boston College, USA

Prof. Altbach was the 2004-2006 Distinguished Scholar Leader for the New Century Scholars initiative of the Fulbright program. He has been a senior associate of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and served as editor of the Review of Higher Education, Comparative Education Review and as an editor of Educational Policy.

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David Enberg

Executive Director, Global Operations Group, USA

David has worked in the international education field for more than 20 years. Before founding GO Group, he directed international program offices at both public (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Montana State University) and private (University of St. Thomas) universities.   

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Professor Colin Riordan

President and Vice-Chancellor, Cardiff University; Chair, UK Higher Education International Unit, UK

Prof. Riordan took up these posts in 2012. Prior to this, he was Vice-Chancellor of the University of Essex appointed in 2007. He moved to Essex from Newcastle University, where he was Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Provost of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Previously he taught at the then University of Wales, Swansea, and Julius-Maximilians Universität-Würzburg in Germany.

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Yang Xinyu

Deputy Secretary-General, China Scholarships Council, China

Biography not available at this time.