New research from the British Council was presented on the policy environment for international higher education in over 20 countries, measured against a wide range of factors.
The findings of a new British Council study on digital globalisation of knowledge and comparing its impact in South Asia and EU were also presented and discussed.
“Uber-style” approaches to university education and “nanopublication” were among the developments discussed in a session that examined educational applications of blockchain technology.
Delegates were asked to consider whether knowledge is the new diplomacy. Professor Jane Knight, an Adjunct Professor of Education at the University of Toronto, Canada, sought to provide an answer in her research report sponsored by the British Council, Knowledge Diplomacy in Action.
The vital role of universities in helping students meet the demands of a digital future was the subject of a lively and packed debate.