Amidst the uncertainty of Brexit negotiations, some organisations have looked to transnational education (TNE) as a way of quelling fears about the opportunities to engage with Europe after the UK leaves the EU. Some have heralded TNE as a means to hedge against risks of exclusion from research programmes and ensure that universities can continue to reach a wide European student population, and increase staff and student mobility.
Can TNE really do all that, and in time for the UK's EU exit?
This one-day workshop will explore models that be scaled up for a 'new' TNE in Europe, and ways to shore up existing TNE. Proposals for networks and greater collaboration will be mooted, legal insight sought, case studies shared, and the story so far about the opportunities that will remain/develop as negotiations become clearer.
Chair's welcome and opening comments
with Anne-May Janssen, Head of European Engagement at Universities UK International
EU engagement through TNE
'The current scale of UK higher education: TNE in the EU' with Raegan Hiles, Head of Transnational Education at Universities UK International
'Emerging interests and hotspots in the EU' with Almut Caspary, Senior Consultant HE/Research Strategy at the British Council
An example of 'Effective engagement through TNE in Greece' with Professor Dinos Arcoumanis, President of Academic Board at the Metropolitan College of Greece
What to expect from a future relationship with the EU
'Legal frameworks' with Martin Priestley, Partner at Mills & Reeve LLP
'Free trade' with Dr Federico Ortino, King's College London
Visions for the future: new thinking, networks and joint degrees
'New approaches being implemented' with Hilary Layton, Director of Global Engagement at the University of York and Lucy Winskell OBE, DL, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Employability and Partnerships at Northumbria University
'A new way: networked universities' with Professor Jan Palmowski, Executive Secretary at The Guild of European Research-Intensive Universities and Dr. Thomas Jorgensen, Senior Policy Coordinator at the European Universities Association
'Beyond networks: making joint and dual programmes reality' with Professor Martin Stringer, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Swansea University