Home > Events > International higher education forum 2020: risk, responsibility and innovation

International higher education forum 2020: risk, responsibility and innovation

25 Mar 2020, 09:00 - 17:00
Imperial College London,
Ayrton Road,

Our International Higher Education Forum is back for 2020 and we’ll be asking some of the toughest questions facing the sector.

Risk. Responsibility. Innovation.

How can universities address the financial, reputational and security risks associated with internationalisation? How can we ensure international success while fulfilling our responsibility to our students, partners and the planet? What will international higher education look like ten years from now, and how can we embrace innovation to lead the way there?

Our flagship conference helps universities develop the strategies they need to flourish internationally in research, transnational education, student recruitment and mobility. This conference will be useful for staff who have responsibility for developing international strategies across student recruitment, transnational education, research and mobility.  

Why attend?

  • Come together with others in the sector to share experiences and learn from best practice in internationalisation

  • Identify  areas of risk in internationalisation and discuss ways of addressing these

  • Join sector-wide discussions about how universities can work together to address pressing global challenges such as climate change

  • Hear from colleagues at the cutting edge of international higher education and identify innovative approaches that you can put into practice in your own institution

  • Share your own experiences and help us to ensure that we are representing you in the most useful and effective way

Relevant job titles include:

  • Pro Vice-Chancellor (International)
  • Deputy Vice Principal/Director/Deputy Director of International/Europe/Recruitment
  • Head or Assistant Head of Global Partnerships/Projects
  • Regional Director
  • Head or Assistant Head of Study Abroad
Further information will be released nearer the event.

Sanaa Busaidy-Hubert

Sanaa Busaidy-Hubert

Events Producer
Universities UK

Esther Dudley

Head of Events and Engagement
Universities UK


Higher education policy priorities for the new prime minister

31 July 2019
UUK's Karmjit Kaur on how new Prime Minister Boris Johnson can can help maximise the role of universities for both his domestic and global ambitions.

Understanding international student mental health

26 March 2019
The University of Nottingham's Andy Winter on how the mental health needs of international students differ from those of home students.


New guidance for businesses on employing international students

7 November 2019
UUK has published new guidance to help ensure employers at businesses across the country have the information they need to employ international graduates.

International students paying through the nose for woefully inadequate document-checking service

29 July 2019
Concern is rising at UK universities as Sopra Steria – the company contracted to check documents and enrol biometric information as part of visa applications – is unable to meet demand, with students in some parts waiting 30 days to get an appointment