Considering the circumstances we are all operating in, we have moved our flagship International Higher Education Forum online, as #IHEFonline.
#IHEFonline consists of five live online seminars, each one exploring a different facet of the fast-changing world of higher education. We will explore the future of international higher education, and consider the geopolitical, ethical and reputational challenges we face in international engagement, and scan the horizon for areas of innovation that will enable us to lead the way in internationalisation.
The first two sessions were held on 25 March 2020. Three others will be held at the end of April.
You can book onto each seminar separately for £85, or book onto all three for £195.
This live online seminar will look at the challenges inherent in, and potential solutions to, balancing internationalisation programmes with climate policy.
You can view the delegate guide here.
9:30 - 10:30
Is it possible to have a green international strategy?
Professor Neville Wylie, Deputy Principal (Internationalisation), University of Stirling
Ashley Wheaton, Principal, University College of Estate Management
Ailsa Lamont, Director and Founder, Pomegranate Global and Co-founder, CANIE: Climate Action Network for International Educators
Professor Jim Longhurst, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Environment and Sustainability, University of the West of England
Many universities are now focussing more on sustainability in their institutional strategies. Indeed, many would argue that it is our responsibility to do so. Is internationalisation, with all its accompanying air travel, incompatible with a sustainability-led strategy? This session will explore innovative approaches to developing green internationalisation strategies.
You can view more details and book here.
Other live online seminars we are running in this series include:
Where next? Identifying target markets for recruitment and collaboration
View details and book here.
Managing risk: assessing hidden risks in transnational education operations
You can book onto all three seminars online here.
You can book access to the upcoming three seminars and recordings of sessions one and two online here.
If you have already booked for IHEF 2020 you will automatically gain access to all five IHEF online seminars. If you have yet to book a ticket, you can book onto the individual sessions separately, or you can book onto all five and receive a discounted rate.
Please note that this page is being continuously updated.
Professor Neville Wylie is Deputy Principal for Internationalisation. He is also a Professor of International History.
A native of Edinburgh, he graduated with a first class honours degree in Medieval and Modern History from Kings College London and an MPhil in International Relations (1990) and a PhD in International History (1994) from Cambridge.
A large part of his career was spent at Nottingham, where latterly he was Associate Pro-Vice Chancellor for Global Engagement.
After 30 years of professional experience spanning capacity building, social innovation and international education, including international director and PVCI roles at three Australian universities, Ailsa founded Pomegranate Global in 2016 to support the international education sector to take greater action on climate change.
Ailsa has trained with The Climate Reality Project, former US Vice President Al Gore's foundation to catalyse a global solution to the climate crisis. Based in Melbourne, her work focuses on helping institutions take practical action with real impact. She is also Co-Founder of CANIE: Climate Action Network for International Educators.
Ashley joined UCEM in 2013 as Principal. He is responsible for all aspects of UCEM’s academic and business operations. As Principal of UCEM he works directly with the Chairman, the Board of Trustees and the Senior Leadership Team to ensure that UCEM delivers against the key objectives of its strategic plan - ensuring both the highest quality of education and the best student experience.
Ashley has previously held senior roles as Director of Global Learning Services for Microsoft, and Chief Executive Officer of InfoBasis Ltd, a global Talent Management software company. He is currently also a Member of the Executive of GuildHE, a Trustee of both JISC and the Chartered Surveyors Training Trust (CSTT), a Director of Building People CIC and a Non-Executive Director of BRE Group.
Professor Jim Longhurst has nearly 35 years’ experience of research leadership specialising in air quality and carbon management. In his AVC role, Jim leads the university’s sustainability agenda ensuring that sustainability considerations are present in the university’s teaching, research, campus operations and civic engagement work.
In 2016 he won the UK and Ireland Green Gown Award for Leadership. In that year the university won three more Green Gowns for Student Engagement, Learning and Skills and Continuous Improvement and went on to win two of the three International Green Gown awards. In 2019, he is leading the development of UWE’s innovative Climate Action and Sustainability Strategy.