Imperial College London,
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?
Plenary sessions will bring together expertise from around the world to consider geopolitical, ethical and reputational challenges of operating internationally, and scan the horizon for areas of innovation that will impact how the sector operates in the future.
Our flagship conference helps universities develop the strategies they need to flourish internationally in research, transnational education, student recruitment and mobility.
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
Location: Woburn House, London
Optional and additional half-day session.
Partnerships aren’t always perfect for all parties. After positive feedback at IHEF 2019, we’re bringing back the difficult topic of partnerships separation to IHEF 2020. This time we’re dedicating a half-day session the day before the main conference, to discussing partnership troubles and exit strategies. Please note this session is for UUK and UUKi members only and you will have the option to express interest in this session when booking for the main conference.
Join us for breakfast as we welcome the start of the International Higher Education Forum 2020.
Speaker to be announced.
Professor Sir Peter Gregson, Chief Executive and Vice Chancellor, Cranfield University
Operating internationally carries a degree of risk. How is this risk balanced with reward in international education? When is it wise to pass up an opportunity for collaboration rather than place your reputation under scrutiny? Whether the challenges are geopolitical, ethical or reputational, universities in the UK are not the only institutions navigating them. In this opening plenary, senior representatives from the education sector in major competitor countries will discuss the difficult decisions they have to make to engage, and where necessary disengage, in the context of institutional risk.
For more information on topics, please see the 'Breakouts' tab.
Speakers to be announced.
Keynote one: The future of international education: sustainability
Ailsa Lamont, Director and Founder, Pomegranate Global
Keynote two: The future of international education: research collaboration and our place in the world
Keynote speakers will be joined by two further speakers for a panel discussion wrapping up the conference.
Factors inside and outside the higher education sector will continue to influence the way universities across the world work domestically and internationally. What will drive these changes and why? What forces are already in play that mean the sector is thinking twice about its work overseas, and which areas of innovation are due to bring the biggest impact to the modus operandi of UK universities internationally?
In this closing plenary, representatives of education organisations operating in overseas markets will consider what’s on the horizon for international education. From technology and the environment to geopolitics and research collaboration, this will be a broad-ranging panel with opportunities for delegates to join in the discussion.