P.2 Developing successful transnational strategies

Wednesday 03 June 2015 -
13:30 to 17:00
The Royal Society, London

Cost: £150

This session aims to encourage participants to evaluate their institutions' approach to transnational work and use a range of tools as well as references to reports such as the ‘Shape of Things to Come’ to develop their strategic approaches.

International work needs to adapt to a rapidly changing global landscape. In the background we have the socio-economic shocks of the recent financial crises; the tensions of the fundamentalist conflicts and the threat of a new pandemic which have all greatly altered the course of globalisation despite the advances made in technology and mobility in recent years . Demographic development and urbanisation are together fuelling much of the demand for higher education and changing its dynamics and geographies. Higher education institutions need to be able to develop nuanced strategies that take into account and are sensitive to the external environment but are also competitive and play to their strengths.

This session will look at tools that help analyse and react to the environment in a principled and responsive way . It will look at how transnational activity can be designed and flexed according to the competencies of the institutions and the needs of target audiences. The competitive environment will be looked at both from current and emerging forms of competition. Participants will be asked to talk about their own approaches to building distinctive strategies and to reflect on the examples given during the session. The workshop will open with a panel session to introduce the main thematic areas.

The workshop will then work in ‘World Café’ format as participants are asked to critically discuss their approaches to building strategies for their own institutions in small groups. A closing panel Q&A will discuss the outcomes and answer questions.

Dr Tim Gore OBE
Chief Executive Officer - University of London Institute in Paris; Director - Global Networks and Communities, University of London, UK

Tim Gore is Chief Exective Officer of University of London Institute in Paris and Director of Global Networks and Communities for the University of London International Programmes. Tim has previously held senior leadership positions with the University of Greenwich and the British Council. Session 7.7 Session P.2

Dr Tim Gore OBE

Dr Christopher Hill
Director - Research Training and Academic Development, University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus, UK

Dr Hill's research interests include TNE and its impact in SE Asia, the development of international education and the student experience in the global arena. Dr Hill has published and presented in the field of international education; organised and delivered conferences, workshops, training and lectures around the world and has led on funded projects to develop research capacity and internationalise HE systems in Iraq and Taiwan. Session 5.2 Session 7.3 Session P.2

Dr Christopher Hill

Professor Judith Lamie
Deputy Vice-Chancellor, International at Middlesex University, UK

As Deputy Vice-Chancellor International, Prof. Lamie is responsible for the strategic leadership and development of the University’s International Strategy. She has over 20 years’ experience in international education, having worked in Europe and in the Far East. Prior to joining Middlesex she was International Director at the University of Leeds and before that Professor of Advanced Language Study and Director of International Strategy and Relations at the University of Birmingham. Session P.2

Professor Judith Lamie

Dr William Lawton
International Higher Education Consultant, UK

Dr William Lawton is the former Director of the Observatory on Borderless Higher Education and before that a founding member of the UK HE International Unit. At the Canadian High Commission in London he was a political analyst on UK devolution and Head of Academic Relations. In the last few years Bill has published on branch campuses, comparative quality assessment, the use of recruitment agents, TNE and related internet requirements and massive open online courses. Session 7.2 Session P.2

Dr William Lawton

Myra Perry
Pro Vice-Chancellor and Director of Academic Partnerships, Middlesex University, UK

Myra Perry has more than 20 years’ experience in Transnational Higher Education. Myra is currently responsible for the development and management of the Middlesex’s global academic partnerships and has played a leading role in the creation and development of its three international Campuses (Dubai, Mauritius and Malta). Session P.2    

Myra Perry

Kevin Van-Cauter
Higher Education Adviser, British Council, UK

Kevin specialises in the areas of TNE and education partnerships. He managed the HE partnerships strand of the second PMI for International Education. Kevin's roles have included advising on Marketing UK Education. He co-authored Vision 2020 on forecasting international student mobility. Session 7.7 Session P.2

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