International Partnerships in Higher Education
23 Mar 2011
Academic growth, fair global society. Held at Westminster Studio, London

This conference brought together leaders in the higher education sector as well as agencies involved in international business development to enhance commercial and academic benefits through international HE partnerships.

Programme
10:00
Steve McCormack, Education Journalist
Welcome and introduction by conference chair

10:10
Paul Marshall, Executive Director, 1994 Group
International networks and partnerships: academic progress, global citizenship

10:30
Professor Sir Drummond Bone, former Vice Chancellor, Liverpool University
Why are partnerships and collaborations important?

10:50
Professor Paul Boyle, Chief Executive, Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC); Research Councils UK International Champion
Exporting UK research; attracting overseas investment for UK R&D

11:10
Questions, comments and discussion: Session 1
11:30
Refreshments, networking and exhibition
12:00
Professor Robin Middlehurst, Professor of higher education, Kingston University; strategy, research and international activities, Leadership Foundation for Higher Education
Leadership Development as a Bridge to International Partnerships

12:20
Professor Christine Ennew, Pro Vice Chancellor (Internationalisation/Science); Professor of Marketing, University of Nottingham
The future of international HE partnerships

12:40
Fabrice Henard, Analyst in Higher Education, Directorate for Education, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
International partnerships in the OECD area

13:00
Questions, comments and discussion: Session 2
13:10
Buffet lunch, networking and exhibition
14:10
Pat Killingley, Director Higher Education and Education UK, British Council
Support for universities in building up partnerships

14:25
Professor Colin B. Grant, Pro Vice Chancellor International Relations, University of Surrey
Institutionalizing HE partnerships

14:40
John Fielden, Director, CHEMS Consulting
Staffing strategies for successful internationalisation

15:00
Questions, comments and discussion: Session 3
15:15
Refreshments, networking and exhibition
15:45
Seminar 1: An update on the visa application and immigration process
Charlotte Taylor, Programme Manager Customers and Communications, International Group, UK Border Agency

15:45
Seminar 2: International Research and knowledge transfer partnerships
Vivien Hodges, Research Manager, Vitae

15:45
Seminar 3: Attracting investors and exporting knowledge: the role of UKTI
Rufikat Ijaiya, Universities Liaison Officer, UK Trade and Investments (UKTI)