International Higher Education Forum 2018: thriving in a shifting global environment


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With Brexit fast approaching, British universities are scenario-planning for a future which is hard to predict. Their international counterparts are likewise navigating shifting geopolitical sands.

The aim of the sixth International Higher Education Forum, this year under the theme thriving in a shifting global environment, is to help universities develop the strategies they will need to flourish in this context.

You’ll hear from experienced sector professionals, government, and senior representatives from UK and overseas partner organisations. The event will explore trends, new developments and hear from university leaders about how they craft strategy during this period of unprecedented uncertainty.

With strands on international strategy, student mobility and the international research agenda, topics will include:

  • EU student recruitment strategy post-Brexit
  • TEF: the international implications
  • Outward student mobility and its relationship to widening participation
  • Diversifying sources of research income
  • Proving the worth of international higher education to our local communities

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Marilyn Lambert Drache, Associate Vice President International, York University, Canada
  • Dr Kyosuke Nagata, Vice President of JANU and President of the University of Tsukuba, Japan
  • Dr Christopher Tremewan, Secretary General, Association of Pacific Rim Universities
  • Professor Michael Hengartner, President, Swissuniversities and President, University of Zurich, Switzerland
  • Professor Janet Beer, Vice-Chancellor, University of Liverpool and President, Universities UK
  • Phil Baty, Editorial Director, Global Rankings, Times Higher Education
  • Dominic Scott, Chief Executive, UK Council for International Student Affairs
  • Professor Jonathan Adams, Chief Scientist, Digital Science
  • Shane McHugh, Head of International, Royal Academy of Engineering
  • Professor Stuart Taberner, Director of International and Interdisciplinary Research, Research Councils UK
  • Dr Jo Beall, Director Education and Society, British Council
  • Gordon McKenzie, CEO, GuildHE
  • Brett Berquist, Director, International, ‎The University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • Professor Rossana Valéria de Souza e Silva, Executive Director, Coimbra Group of Brazilian Universities, Brazil
  • Dr Joanna Newman, Secretary General, Association of Commonwealth Universities

Join over 400 colleagues to discuss higher education internationalisation in all its forms.

Last year’s event sold out so book early to secure your place.

There are also have a range of sponsorship opportunities available at this event. Please contact Rachael Firth for information on 020 7419 5402 or at