Wednesday 24 May 2017 -
11:30 to 12:45


Listen to the entire session through the audio podcast.

Session slides

You can view Janet Ilieva's slides here.

You can view Krista Knopper's slides here.

You can view Professor Mohamed Loutfi's slides here.

You can view Dr Ethel Agnes P. Valenzuela's slides here.


If higher education institutions are to enjoy sustained success and relevance in this ever-changing world, they must be mindful of local environments' wider policy objectives. 

The British Council study, The shape of global higher education, was launched at Going Global in 2016, and has now been extended to capture details of the policy landscape in a total of 38 countries.

This session will present an update on the findings from this study, and hear perspectives of what changes in higher education policies mean for collaboration in Europe, South Asia and Latin America.

What signals are nations sending in terms of their openness to international collaboration in higher education? What opportunities are emerging for higher education within Europe? And, with increasing engagement in Transnational Education (TNE):

  •  Which countries allow TNE?
  •  Which countries quality assure TNE?
  •  Which countries recognise TNE qualifications?

speakers include 

  • Professor Rebecca Hughes, Director of Education, British Council, UK (Chair)
  • Dr Janet Ilieva, Founder and Director, Education Insight, UK
  • Krista Knopper, Senior Advisor to Executive Board on International Strategic Partnerships, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
  • Professor Mohamed Loutfi, Pro Vice-Chancellor, International Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK 
  • Dr Ethel Agnes P. Valenzuela, Deputy Director for Programme and Development (SEAMEO), Thailand
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