Higher Education represents a network of global relationships, knowledge transfer and human movement. This raises the question of how Higher Education Institutions can tackle a series of complex challenges and responsibilities to foster positive change.
This member benefit project positions Higher Education as global leaders and seeks to co-operate with members to understand from their perspective what the road to 2030 will look like in terms of international partnerships and education.
This member benefit project will explore the following questions:
How is current economy instability impacting students, staff and higher education institutions globally?
How, against a backdrop of increased focus on ethical education, do universities balance short-term needs for student number growth against long-term strategies to become more sustainable?
What is the role of higher education institutions in global situations such as climate change?
This member benefit project is open to all and would provide significant benefits to a range of membership groups. It will be of particular interest to:
Senior leaders tasked with producing and managing international education strategies.
Academics and professional colleagues involved in transnational education and building networks of influence.
Those involved in research and knowledge transfer work that has a transnational or global relevance.
Policy makers who are external to Higher Education Institutions but work in and around the sector.
This project will support members in developing forward-looking international education strategies, building partnerships and how to consider sustainability from a range of perspectives.''
Charles Knight, Assistant Director of Knowledge and Innovation, Advance HE
Project output: Introductory Blog
International Higher Education: What's next?
Higher Education already represents one of the world’s most successful systems for the global flow of knowledge, investment, and highly skilled people. The global pandemic and current economic instability coupled with questions surrounding sustainability present challenges for higher education institutions.
Working with members, we wish to consider what the core challenges Higher Education Institutions face in a range of areas, including:
International education and transnational education partners
Questions around sustainability and the tension of meeting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals while managing strategic targets for growth
The impact of the global economic downturn on the Higher Education sector
Perspectives on the opportunities and challenges facing Higher Education Institutions between now and 2030
Webinar 1: International Higher Education – What's Next? A leadership perspective
We convened an expert panel of leadership in TNE and International Higher Education to discuss some of the issues and trends that they predict will emerge. They discussed a range of issues including:
- Has Covid-19 lead to any long-term changes?
- What are the changes that we are seeing in student demands and needs?
- How are new technologies such as AI and working practices such as hybrid and remote working impacting the international student experience?
Watch the recording below.
Webinar 2: International Higher Education – What's Next? A Global South perspective
Conversations about international Higher Education and transnational education privilege those of the western domain and expertise. This webinar brought together a range of experts from institutes in the Global South to discuss their perspectives on trends, changes and where innovation will happen.
Webinar 3: International Higher Education – What's Next? Building lasting sustainable partners
This practice-oriented session brought together a range of leaders to talk openly and frankly about the opportunities and the challenges that building international partnerships bring. The interactive panel will shared examples of:
- Assessing and identifying possible partners
- Getting the cultural fit right
- Managing operational issues as they arise.