Addressing the cultural challenges of TNE

Monday 01 June 2015 -
13:30 to 14:45
Session 2.1. Queen Elizabeth II Centre, London.

This session focuses on the cultural dimensions and impacts of transnational education (TNE) though analysis of case studies from different countries and regions.

Questions addressed by the speakers will include:

  • how does TNE address the challenge of creating talent of relevance to the local setting?
  • to what extent does TNE embrace cultural diversity while meeting local cultural expectations?

Dr Zulfiqar Ali
Professor - Environmental Health and Wildlife, Zoology Department, University of the Punjab, Pakistan

With experience in project management and planning, Dr Zulfiqar’s expertise lie in the effects of biological, chemical and physical hazards in the environment on human and ecosystem health, and managing these hazards. He has worked on British Council facilitated programmes including TNE, TRXP (INSPIRE) and DelPHE and has taught and conducted research in numerous different Higher Education Institutions across Pakistan. Session 2.1

 

 

 

Dr Zulfiqar Ali

Dr Rozilini Fernandez-Chung
Vice-President, HELP University, Malaysia

Rozilini is Vice-President (Quality Assurance) of HELP University, Malaysia, prior to which she was with the Malaysian Qualifications Agency. She was responsible for the development of the Malaysian Qualifications Framework and other key quality assurance documents. Roz holds a Bachelor of Laws (Cardiff), M.Ed (Deakin) and Ed.D (Leicester). Session 2.1 Session 5.2

Dr Rozilini Fernandez-Chung

Professor Andrew Gale
Director of Professional Development Programmes - MACE, University of Manchester, UK

Professor Andrew Gale is Director of Professional Development Programmes - School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering and Director of Nuclear Professional Development – Dalton Nuclear Institute, at The University of Manchester. He leads Manchester’s British University in Dubai partnership, serves on BUiD Senate and is supported by Dr Richard Kirkham. Session 2.1

Professor Andrew Gale

Professor Rebecca Hughes
Director - Education, British Council, UK

Professor Rebecca Hughes joined the British Council in December 2013 as Director of International Higher Education. In May 2014 she became Director Education, with responsibility for: Skills, Schools, Higher Education and Science. Professor Hughes’ appointment at British Council follows a career working extensively in international Higher Education and English Language and Linguistics. Session 2.1

Professor Rebecca Hughes

Professor Kevin Mitchell
Interim Provost, American University of Sharjah, USA

Kevin Mitchell is currently the Interim Provost at the American University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates, where he has previously served as Vice Provost of Undergraduate Affairs and Instruction, Associate Dean and Director of an interdisciplinary first-year program focused on art and design. Session 2.1

Professor Kevin Mitchell

Dr Rajan Welukar
Vice-Chancellor, University of Mumbai, India

Dr Rajan Welukar is Vice-Chancellor of the University of Mumbai, India. With 31 years’ experience within the Indian Higher Education System, Dr Rajan Welukar’s roles have included: Vice-Chancellor at Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University, Nashik, In-charge Vice-Chancellor at Shreemati Nathibai Damodar Thackersey Women’s University, Mumbai and Deputy Secretary (Education) at the Office of the Governor of Maharashtra, Mumbai. Session 2.1

Dr Rajan M. Welukar