Private Finance and Funding in International Higher Education #IntlUniFunding
11 Feb 2015

This conference will examine how UK higher education institutions and the private sector can work in partnership with Commonwealth (and other) countries and their institutions to devise solutions to the dilemma that the increasing demand for higher education places on institutions and governments, wherever they might be located.

What are the dilemmas and challenges, risks and opportunities to international co-operation of mobilising new sources of funding and approaches for the expansion and distribution of higher education opportunities across the Commonwealth and other countries? 

Commonwealth governments and universities are looking at non government sources of investment and partnership to meet student demand, expand the academy, technology and infrastructure development.  

Programme
10:00
Rt Hon Charles Clarke, Former UK Secretary of State for Education
Chairs’ opening remarks and opening keynote: Fairness

10:20
Professor Pauline Rose, Professor, International Education, University of Cambridge; former Director, UNESCO Global Monitoring
Access and participation

10:40
Tim OBrien, Vice President Global Business Intelligence and Development, INTO University Partnerships
Supporting and funding the student journey

11:00
Session 1: Questions and discussion
11:15
Break
11:45
Professor John Odhiambo, Vice-Chancellor, Strathmore University, Kenya. Filmed presentation
Video address

11:55
Bill Rammell, Vice-Chancellor, University of Bedfordshire; former UK Education and Foreign Office Minister
Capital Investment, Innovative Funding and Technology

12:10
Julie Mercer, Global Industry Leader for Education, Deloitte UK
Capital Investment, Innovative Funding and Technology

12:25
Session 2: Questions and discussion
12:30
Patrick Hackett, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Liverpool
13:00
Break
14:00
Dr John Kirkland OBE, Deputy Secretary General, The Association of Commonwealth Universities
What Makes a Good Partnership? Good Practice at the National, Institution and Individual Level

14:15
Professor Christopher Colclough, Emeritus Professor of Education and Development, University of Cambridge
Does International Education Help International Development?

14:30
Dr Balasubramanyam Chandramohan, Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Commonwealth Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London
14:35
Session 3: Questions and discussion
14:45
Dr Mary Stiasny, Pro Vice-Chancellor (International) and Chief Executive of the University of London International Programmes, University of London
Ensuring quality

15:00
Glynne Stanfield, Partner, Head of UK Governance and External Relations Practice and International Education Practice, Eversheds
Ensuring quality

15:15
Session 4: Questions and discussion
15:30
End of broadcast