Wednesday 17 June 2020 -
15:00 to 16:00
Online event

As part of our #AtHome with the British Council programme, we are organising a series of Higher Education dialogues, which will help you, connect with colleagues from around the world and share your experience. 

We were discussing ‘What is the future of transnational education (TNE)?’ 

As demand for higher education outstrips supply globally, will the current situation accelerate the growth of transnational education? The fast transformation of delivery models means that higher education could be delivered through a wide variety of programmes and platforms (distance learning programmes, teaching partnerships, offshore campuses and, increasingly Massive Open Online Courses‎ (MOOCs)). What will be the new geographical spread of TNE and its impact?  How will the current crisis influence the demand for distance learning? 

About the speakers

Prof. Sir Steve Smith - has recently been appointed UK International Education Champion, having been Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive of the University of Exeter since October 2002. Sir Steve is a Board member of the Russell Group;  Chair of Universities UK (UUK) International Policy Network and Chair of UUK's International Strategic Advisory Board; Member of the UUK Board; Board member of the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership; a Trustee of the Education and Employers Task Force. 

Prof. Jennifer Watling - Pro-Vice-Chancellor for International at Manchester Metropolitan University, where she has led the development of internationalisation since 2016. She works with colleagues across the University to improve international enrolments, partnerships, student mobility, and global profile. 

Prof. John Brewer - Chief Executive, The Northern Consortium (NCUK). With his unique and diverse background, John complements the ambitious growth plans for NCUK whilst continuously providing a high-quality service to partners and students. John previously held roles such as Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Pro-Vice-Chancellor at UK universities as well as having extensive commercial experience.  

Dr Vafa Kazdal - Vice-Rector of Academic Affairs, ADA University (Azerbaijan) where she provides strategic leadership for effectiveness and quality of academic programmes, leads development of academic policies, procedures, and university core requirements, oversees student recruitment process.

Moderator Kate Joyce - Director of Higher Education and Science, British Council.  Kate is responsible for developing global strategy, managing stakeholder relationships and leading programmes to strengthen international collaboration in Higher Education and Science across 110+ countries.  

Once a week, every week, Higher Education professionals will be brought together to exchange knowledge and ideas on different topics. Come back and tune in to find out more. This series is free of charge.