20-24 Tavistock Square
London WC1H 9HQ
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Using our newly released Scale of UK HE TNE report, we'll take stock of the crossroads we find ourselves at and unpick the data behind the student numbers. We'll examine the challenges and opportunities we're facing: Brexit, demographic shift, technological innovation and the emergence of new competitors and partners. We'll take a look at how regulatory reform overseas is opening up new opportunities for UK providers and how UK universities can make efficient and effective use of their resources to expand overseas.
We'll explore the questions that will shape the future of TNE: how can we maximise the role of TNE as a valuable education export, and generator of soft power, to fulfil the ambitions of the International Education Strategy: global potential, global growth and help the UK further grow its standing on the world stage post-Brexit? How can institutions balance capacity-building TNE initiatives with the need to break even? How will future technologies transform the international education landscape?
10.00 – 10.05
10.05 – 10.15
What do the latest figures tell us about UK TNE?
Kicking off this year's conference, our director Vivienne Stern will introduce key findings of UUKi's newly-launched report: 'The Scale of UK HE TNE'.
We'll discuss macro trends, region-specific consolidation and emerging markets as we start to unlock the story behind the student numbers.
Speaker: Vivienne Stern, Director, Universities UK International
What does the International Education Strategy mean for TNE?
With the International Education Strategy on everyone's minds, this Ministerial address will provide an opportunity to consider the value of TNE to the UK, and to hear how the government can support the sector's transnational delivery ambitions.
Speaker to be announced
How can UK institutions make the most of TNE growth opportunities overseas?
In this session we'll hear from key government representatives from countries with a strong appetite for collaboration with UK higher education. Speakers will cover priorities and target areas for their countries, and we'll discuss opportunities for engagement with the UK.
- Professor Dr. Myo Kywe, Chairman, National Education Policy Comission, Myanmar
- Dr Apostolos Dimitropoulos, Secretary General for Higher Education, Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs, Greece
The Government's international education strategy looks ahead to 2030, but what will TNE look like in 2030? What can be achieved, and what is preventing the UK from meeting the strategy's goals? How will the UK's TNE offer need to develop in order to address both global and domestic challenges?
In this final session, our panel will grapple with these complex questions that will define the direction of travel for our sector in the years to come.
Join us as a panel of senior university representatives discuss the support institutions need to achieve the goals of the International Education Strategy and explore the trends that will define transnational education in 2030.
- Alan Mackay, Deputy Vice-Principal International and Director of Edinburgh Global, University of Edinburgh
- Martin Hamilton, Futurist, Jisc
- Professor Leigh Robinson, PVC Partnerships and External Engagement, Cardiff Metropolitan University
- Dr Elizabeth Lee, Chief Executive Officer, Sunway Education Group
- Wendy Alexander, Vice Principal International, University of Dundee
Chaired by: Vivienne Stern, Director, Universities UK International
Where is UK TNE being delivered? What type of TNE is most common? What future changes to TNE data can we look forward to?
If you're looking to dig even deeper into the numbers, this is the session for you. Our analyst Dan Wake will present trends from our new UUKi report in more detail, so you can return to your institution with the latest TNE intel up your sleeve.
Dan Cook from HESA will introduce the current review of the Aggregate Offshore record – the data source for much of the analysis in the session – and explain the improvements that will be made to the record in the short and longer terms.
-Dan Wake, Data Analyst, Universities UK
-Dan Cook, Head of Policy and Research, Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA)
How can UK universities make sure that they are managing the
risks of operating overseas appropriately? Working with overseas partners,
running programmes remotely and navigating changing regulations – delivering
TNE comes with an element of risk. This session will examine these risks and
how to mitigate and manage them.
- Tran Huong Ly, First Secretary, Embassy of Vietnam in the United Kingdom
Associate Professor Hoang Minh Sơn is president of Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST). He was awarded with the Doctorate Degree in Control and Automation at
Technical University of Dresden, Germany in 1998. His research focuses on
Advanced Process Identification, Control Design, and Automation Software
Technology. He was appointed as the university
President in 2015.
Associate Professor Son is also a regular
consultant for the Vietnamese Government and the Ministry of Education and
Training regarding higher education reforms. He contributes his expertise to
developing an innovative university model towards the Industrial Revolution 4.0
Kikis Athinodorou is a Member of the Board of Directors of Invest Cyprus
and the Director of Kikis Athinodorou and Associates LLC (Property Valuers and
Project Managers) which specialises in comprehensive consulting services in the
field of real estate in Cyprus. He was formerly the President of the Cyprus
Property Valuers Association. He is a University of Reading graduate in the
field of Land Management, and a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered
Surveyors (MRICS) with extensive experience in the valuation sector.
is Vice Principal International, University of Dundee, responsible for all
aspects of international strategy. She is Co-Chair of UUK’s Pro-Vice
Chancellor’s International network. She is a Scottish Government International
Trade Envoy, with a focus on higher education and member of the Strategic Board
for Enterprise & Skills. She previously served on the leadership team at
London Business School, including managing their overseas programmes. Prior to
that she spent a decade in policy, politics and Government.
Leigh Robinson is Pro-Vice Chancellor: Partnerships and External Engagement at
Cardiff Metropolitan University. She has responsibility for Global Engagement,
Marketing and External Relations and Sport, Health and Civic Responsibility.
She has a global reputation for her research and knowledge exchange in the
development of competitive advantage and capacity building in developing sport
nations. She has worked with a range of organisations, such as the
International Olympic Committee, the British Olympic Association, and the
Malaysian Government. Leigh is a
member of the Board of Sport Wales and an advisor to Olympic Solidarity, the
education commission of the International Olympic Committee.
Dr Apostolis Dimitropoulos studied at the Pedagogical Academy of
Ioannina (BA) and the University of Crete (BA). He continued his postgraduate
studies at the University of London and obtained his PhD at LSE on the
internationalisation of HE in the EU. He has taught at the University of Athens
and the Open University of Greece. He has also worked for the Greek Ministry of
Education and the Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation of Higher
Education, and served as education expert at the European Commission and
UNESCO. He was responsible for a series of research projects on the effects of
the economic crisis on the Greek education systems.