Europe: internationalisation, culture, competition

Tuesday 02 June 2015 -
13:30 to 14:45
Session 7.7. Queen Elizabeth II Centre, London.

This session presents the key findings from a report to the European parliament on the state of internationalisation of higher education in Europe. We ask: what are the key developments impacting on internationalisation in Europe? What can be done to attract more international students to study in Europe? Speakers also address the cultural and linguistic challenges by comparing internationalisation of Higher Education in the UK and France.

The session opens by presenting the views of 100 experts on current developments in the national policies and strategies of European countries. Setting these in context, we also seek to define new approaches, trends, or models of internationalisation throughout the world.

Central to the analysis is student mobility. Large numbers of mobile students and scholars consider Europe as an option amongst other potential destinations. Branding and marketing Europe as a large and intensely interconnected region of first-choice institutions and programmes is therefore more important than ever. We invite delegates to share their views on the key messages that would promote Europe to international students in other world regions.

The session also includes a comparison of internationalisation in the Anglophone and Francophone worlds. How do the different jurisdictions organise their strategic international work, what are the drivers and constraints? A number of options are proposed for greater knowledge sharing and cooperation between the Anglophone and Francophone worlds.

Professor Robert Coelen
Professor - Internationalisation of Higher Education, Stenden University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands

Robert Coelen has been responsible for internationalisation at four HEIs on two continents. He also holds a research position at his current institution. His research interests include the interfaces of internationalisation of higher education (both secondary education and employability). In addition, he is interested in learning outcomes as a result of internationalisation activities. Session 6.5 Session 7.7

Professor Robert Coelen

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

Johanna Hellwig
Project Manager - European Projects, Unit Department of External and Institutional relations, Campus France, France

Johanna is Project Manager at the European Projects Unit at Campus France, the French national agency for the promotion of higher education, international student services, and international mobility. Previously she worked in the Higher Education Marketing Unit at DAAD, the German Academic Exchange Service. Johanna has a long experience of organizing European higher education fairs in Asia and Latin America. Session 7.7

 Johanna Hellwig

Laura Howard
President, European Association for International Education (EAIE), University of Cadiz - UCA, Spain

Laura is President of the European Association for International Education. She has over 15 years’ experience in internationationalisation, holding several posts within the University of Cádiz (UCA), Spain.  Laura has chaired the Commission for International Promotion within the International Relations Commission of the Spanish Rectors’ Conference. She regularly publishes and presents at international conferences. Session 7.7

Laura Howard

Professor Peter Kopelman
Principal and Vice-Chancellor, St George's, University of London (SGUL), UK

Professor Kopelman has a long-standing interest in diabetes care, nutrition and obesity. He was Science Advisor to the Office of Science and Innovations Foresight Obesity Project. He plays a prominent role in NHS and higher education health policy in the UK and chairs the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Faculty Board, UCEA Clinical Academic Staff Advisory Group and London Medicine. He has been instrumental in developing and implementing an international strategy for SGUL. Session 7.7

 

Professor Peter Kopelman

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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