TNE data collection systems: awareness, analysis, action

Monday 01 June 2015 -
09:00 to 10:15
Session 1.1. Queen Elizabeth II Centre, London.

Transnational education (TNE) is widely acknowledged to have significant potential to expand access, provide a catalyst for enhancing quality in teaching, academic and professional services, and generate additional income. However, despite becoming an increasingly prominent feature of the international HE landscape, robust intelligence of the true nature and scope of TNE worldwide remains elusive.

British Council, DAAD and others have researched the global TNE landscape and investigated the impact of TNE, but the lack of robust data on TNE activity and enrolments makes a detailed assessment of the impact of TNE a considerable challenge.

For 2015 the British Council and DAAD have led a new project to review the data collection systems in place in ten host countries and to assess how these systems can be improved upon.

After hearing details about this latest research project, the panel (including the views of the representative of a TNE host country) will discuss the implications of the research findings and the recommendations of the research.  The value of reliable TNE data for HE policy and planning will be explored.

Dr Jo Beall
Director - Education and Society, British Council, UK

Jo Beall is on the Executive Board at the British Council. Jo’s past roles include Professor of Development Studies at the LSE and Deputy Vice Chancellor of University of Cape Town. Jo is a specialist on internationalising higher education and international development and a regular speaker at major conferences in these fields. Her work has taken her to Africa, Asia and Latin America, with extensive periods of research in Afghanistan, India, Pakistan and South Africa. Session 1.1 Closing Plenary

Dr Jo Beall

Professor Aldwyn Cooper
Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive, Regent's University London, UK

Prior to becoming Vice-Chancellor and CEO, Professor Cooper was Pro Vice-Chancellor and Professor at the University of Glamorgan, leading the university’s extensive development of e-learning. He has written extensively on the use of technology to enhance learning and has been a member of the advisory board for the Observatory on Borderless HE for more than ten years. Professor Cooper is a member of several HE bodies and Chair of ‘The Independent Universities Group’. Session 1.1

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John McNamara
Director of Research, McNamara Economic Research, Ireland

John is an economist and director of research at McNamara Economic Research (MCER), a research consultancy with a data driven focus on international higher education. John has particular expertise in research and analysis of Transnational Education. Prior to establishing MCER in 2011, John worked as an economist with Enterprise Ireland, and more recently as a senior economist with the Economist Intelligence Unit in London where he managed the custom research education portfolio. Session 1.1

John McNamara

Dr Dorothea Rüland
Secretary General, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Germany

Dr Dorothea Rüland has been Secretary General of DAAD since October 2010.  She was previously Director of the Centre for International Cooperation at the Free University Berlin for two years. During her time in DAAD from 1980 to 2008, Dr Rüland was responsible for several regions of the world including activities in Asia, Africa and Latin America and head of the office in Indonesia. In 2004 she was assigned Deputy Secretary General of the DAAD. Session 1.1

Dr Dorothea Rüland

Professor Dr Bui Van Ga
Vice-Minister of Education and Training, Ministry of Education and Training, Vietnam

Professor Dr Bui Van Ga was appointed Vice Minister at the Ministry of Education and Training, Vietnam in 2010 and is in charge of HE and professional vocational training. He is Visiting Professor at the University of Angers and the University Institute of Technology 1 - University Joseph Fourier. He sits on the Editor Committee of the “Science and Technology” Journal and the “Vietnamese Journal of Mechanics”. He previously served as President of the University of Da Nang. Session 1.1

Professor Dr Bui Van Ga

Dr Stéphan Vincent-Lancrin
Senior Analyst, OECD - Centre for Educational Research and Innovation, France

Stéphan Vincent-Lancrin is a Senior Analyst and Project Leader at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (Directorate for Education and Skills). He is currently responsible for two projects of the OECD Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI): “Innovation Strategy for education and training” and “the future of higher education”. Session 1.1

Dr Stéphan Vincent-Lancrin