Brexit, Covid-19, and the climate emergency are forcing us as a sector to review, and in some cases, reset, the way we do things. The pandemic in particular has both accelerated existing trends and halted well-intentioned plans while efforts are focused on recovery.
While the UK higher education sector is working through what the UK-EU deal means for cooperation in higher education and research, the sector is also facing questions over academic freedom, foreign interference and sustainable partnerships. Around the world, the UK’s competitor markets are facing challenges around troubling visa policies and border restrictions.
International partnerships have been a vital part of the UK’s response to Covid-19, and will be a cornerstone of its recovery. At this crucial time in higher education, we, as a sector, cannot afford to lose our strategic and valuable partnerships across the world.
In line with the current health situation in the UK, the event will be held fully online over two days, with networking opportunities.
Why you should attend
IHEF 2021 will bring together hundreds of higher education professionals. Our sessions include:
- Opening plenary: Has everything changed or has nothing changed?
- What is the future of international research funding?
- EU student recruitment in a post-Brexit world – are we facing a collapse?
- The international student experience: What can we learn from the pandemic?
- TNE 4.0 – the biggest higher education activity around the world?
Our headline speakers and Chairs recently announced include:
- Professor Dame Janet Beer, Vice-Chancellor, University of Liverpool (Conference Chair)
- Katherine Fleming, Provost, New York University
- Professor Sir Steve Smith, International Education Champion to the UK
- Professor Margaret Gardner AC, President and Vice-Chancellor, Monash University
- Adam Habib, Director, SOAS University of London
- Dr Michael Spence, President and Provost, University College London
- Professor Stephen Toope, Vice-Chancellor, University of Cambridge
- Professor Rocky Tuan, Vice-Chancellor and President, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Who should attend?
This conference will be useful for staff who have responsibility for developing international strategies across student recruitment, transnational education, research and mobility. Specific sessions will examine internationalisation at small and specialist institutions. Job titles of past attendees include:
- Pro Vice-Chancellor (International)
- Deputy Vice Principal/Director/Deputy Director of International/Europe/Recruitment
- Head or Assistant Head of Global Partnerships/Projects
- Director of Research Operations
- Director/Head of International Marketing & Student Recruitment
- Regional Director
- Head or Assistant Head of Study Abroad
- Research Development Manager
If you have any questions about this or any other of our events, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07500 441505.
We have a range of sponsorship opportunities available at this event. Please contact Esther Dudley, Head of Events and Engagement for information, tel: 07500 441501; email: email@example.com.
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