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Going Global 2014
29 Apr 2014

Going Global 2014 saw more than 1,000 delegates, 250 speakers and over 50 exhibitors from across the higher and further education sectors. They met in Miami to examine the impact that internationalisation can have on the global education community.

The conference consisted of a series of sessions based around the themes of inclusion, innovation and impact.

Catch up with video, podcasts and documents from the event on these pages.

Highlights include a presentation and interview with Chancellor of the University of Huddersfield Sir Patrick Stewart.

Programme - GMT -05:00

Day 1 - 29 Apr 2014

PL1: Welcome address
Bhumi Patel, Undergraduate Student Body Representative, University of Miami, USA

PL1: Opening plenary
Sir Martin Davidson, Chief Executive, British Council, UK

Keynote: mind the gap - from here to the 22nd century
Prof. Hans Rosling, Co-Founder and Chairman, Gapminder Foundation, Sweden

Questions and discussion Prof. Hans Rosling, Co-Founder and Chairman, Gapminder Foundation, Sweden
PL1: Inclusion, innovation, impact
Chair: Nik Gowing, International Broadcaster and Journalist
Tim Bozik, President Higher Education, Pearson, USA
Molly Corbett Broad, President, American Council on Education
Eugenia Garduño, Head of Latin America, Organisation for Economic Corporation and Economic Development (OECD)
Dr. Martha Navarro-Albo, Deputy Director General of Academic Cooperation, Directorate General for Technical and Scientific Cooperation, Agency of International Cooperation for Development, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mexico
Professor Colin Riordan, President and Vice-Chancellor at Cardiff University and Chair, UK Higher Education International Unit
Ashok Thakur, Secretary, Ministry of Human Resource Development, India

End of broadcast - Day One

Day 2 - 30 Apr 2014

1.5 English as a medium of instruction: a global challenge for the 2010s
Chair: Anna Searle, Director, British Council, UK;
Prof. Ernesto Macaro, Professor of Applied Linguistics, Oxford University, UK;
Armab Zhumazhanov, Director of International Cooperation Department, Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan;
Prof. Rosemary Salomone, Kenneth Wang Professor of Law, St John's University, USA.

1.6 Is there space for mutuality? Higher education and diplomacy
Chair:Patti McGill Peterson, Presidential Advisor, Internationalisation and Global Engagement, American Council on Education, USA;
Dr Jo Beall, Director, Education and Society, British Council, UK;
Dzulkifli Abdul Razak, Former Vice-Chancellor, Albukhary University, Malaysia;
Lou Anna Simon, President, Michigan State University, USA;
Prof. Damtew Teferra, Professor of Higher Education, University of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa.

1.1 Dangerous demographics: women and leadership in higher education
1.3 The tension between quality assurance and access in Latin America
1.4 Internationalisation for impact in emerging economies
PL2: Universities in and of the world

Chair: Nik Gowing, International Broadcaster and Journalist


Lou-Anna Simon, President, Michigan State University
Prof. Michael Arthur, President and Provost, University College London
Prof. John Sexton, President, New York University
Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, Chairman and Founder, BRAC, Bangladesh

British Council Memorandum of Understanding signing with Brazil
2.7 MOOCS going global, giving access: miracle or myth?
Prof. Paul O'Prey, Vice-Chancellor, University of Roehampton, UK;
Prof. Apoorvanand Jha, Professor of Hindi, University of Delhi, India;
Prof. Adam Habib,Vice-Chancellor, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa;
Prof. Daphne Koller, CEO and Founder Coursera, USA;
Simon Nelson, CEO Futurelearn, UK.

2.1 Graduate employability in Sub-Saharan Africa
2.2 National qualification frameworks: a tool for economic growth and international collaboration?
2.4 The revolution starts here: higher education trends from South Asia
2.6 Ensuring quality and fairness in international language testing
Journey to the West: China's university reform and partnership opportunities
2.5 Journey to the West: China's university reform and partnership opportunities
Chair: Susan Milner, Director Education, British Council, China;
Jeremy Chan, Regional Head of Research, East Asia, British Council, China;
Prof Liu Ming, Director, Foreign Affairs Office, Dali University, China;
Ma Tao, Deputy Director General, National Centre for Education Development Research, Ministry of Education, China;
Prof. Zhou Zuoyu, Vice President International, Xinjiang Normal University, China

3.7 Will higher education survive the 21st century?
Chair: Molly Corbett Broad, President, American Council on Education, USA;
Douglas L Becker, Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive, Laureate Education Inc., USA;
Prof. Pankaj Chandra, Professor of Operations & Technology Management, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB), India;
Prof. Sir Howard Newby, Vice-Chancellor, University of Liverpool, UK;
Prof. Donna E Shalala, President, University of Miami, USA;

3.8 The impact of TNE in host countries
Chair: Dr Nina Lemmens, Director, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), USA;
Prof. Aldwyn Cooper, Vice-Chancellor Regent's University London, UK;
Sir Martin Davidson KCMG, Chief Executive, British Council, UK;
Dr Fernando Leon Garcia, President, CETYS University, Mexico;
John McNamara, Director of Research, McNamara Economic Research, Ireland;
Dr Nguyen Xuan Vang, Director General, Vietnam International Education Development (VIED), Vietnam.

3.2 Brazil’s innovation strategy: driving growth and economic development
3.4 Who sets the standards? Internationalising knowledge and skills
3.5 University-Industry innovation in creating future models of education
3.6 Expert nations: developing exceptional talent
4.7 Opening the doors to learning: funding and philanthropy in higher education
Chair: William FL Moses, Programme Director Education, Kresge Foundation, USA;
Dr Abhijit Bhaduri, Chief Learning Officer, Wipro, India;
Gezahegn Kebede, Deputy Director, Scholars Program, MasterCard Foundation, USA;
Dr Alexander Nicholas, Program Officer, Education & Technology, The Lemelson Foundation, USA;
Samantha Owen, Vice-President, Business Services, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, USA;
Mercedes V Talley, Program Director, Science, Engineering & Liberal Arts W M Keck Foundation, USA.

4.8 Launch of the Times Higher Education 100 Under 50 rankings 2014
Chair: Phil Baty, Editor in Chief, Times Higher Education Rankings, UK;
Prof. Alvaro Penteado Crósta, Vice-Rector, University of Campinas, (UNICAMP) Brazil;
Prof. Koen Lamberts, Vice-Chancellor, University of York, UK;
Prof. Wendy Purcell, Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive, Plymouth University, UK;
Sung-Mo "Steve" Kang, President, KAIST, Korea. Sir Patrick Stewart, Chancellor, University of Huddersfield, UK.

4.1 Does TNE deliver impact, inclusion and innovation? (World Café)
4.2 Social enterprise and innovation: the business of higher education?
4.4 What role for higher education in innovation systems?
4.5 Outward mobility: student and institution perspectives
4.6 Industry and academe – ships that pass in the night
Sir Patrick Stewart
interview with Chancellor of University of Huddersfield

5.7 What is internationalisation and can it be measured?
Chair: Prof. Rebecca Hughes, Director International Higher Education, British Council;
Giovanni Anzol, Head of International Affairs, La Salle University, Colombia;
Prof. John K Hudzik, Senior Scholar Internationalisation NAFSA: Association of International Educators, USA;
Eva Egron-Polak, Secretary General International Association of Universities France;
Prof. Joseph JY Sung
, Vice-Chancellor, Chinese University of Hong Kong.

5.8 Why send students away?
Chair: Michael Peak, Research Manager, Education and Society, British Council, UK;
Prof. Philip Altbach, Director, Center for International Higher Education, Boston College, USA;
Dr Nina Lemmens, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), USA;
Gani Saktaganovich Nygymetov, President, JSC Center for International Programs, Kazakhstan;
Hong Chengwen, Executive Director, Institute of Higher Education Studies, Beijing Normal University, China;

5.1 Driving innovation through international collaboration
5.2 Realising the potential for scientific and education collaboration with Brazil
5.3 The skills revolution in higher education
5.4 English as a medium for instruction: lessons for and from Latin America
5.5 Research and innovation: a culture in a culture
5.6 Presidents in conversation: dividends and dilemmas of a transatlantic partnership
6.7 The war for talent: trends and challenges for high-skilled workers
Chair: Ekkehard Ernst, Chief, Employment Trends Unit, International Labour Organization (ILO), Switzerland;
Prakash Loungani, Adviser, International Monetary Fund, USA;
Alison Morris, Assistant Director, UK Commission for Employment and Skills;
Pierella Paci, Lead Economist, Office of Poverty Reduction and Economic Management (PREM), World Bank, USA.

6.8 The student experience in international education - is inclusivity a distant goal?
Chair: Prof. Dame Joan Stringer, Former Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Edinburgh Napier University, UK;
Tim Gore OBE, Director, Global Networks and Communities, University of London International Programmes, UK;
Prof. Troy Heffernan, Director, International Centre, Plymouth Business School, Plymouth University, UK;
Prof. Alexandra Hughes, Pro-Vice Chancellor, External, Univerisity of Kent, UK;
Prof. Simon Payne, Dean of Academic Partnerships, Plymouth University, UK.

6.1 Emerging from conflict: the regeneration of higher education as a force for good
6.2 Understanding TOEFL iBT test scores for admissions decisions
6.4 Deepening community engagement in higher education institutions
6.5 Expanding access and improving research: can Latin America do both?
6.6 Government, industry and education: partners in innovation?
7.7 Post-2015 development framework: The role of tertiary education
Chair:Vivienne Stern, Director, UK Higher Education International Unit;
Dr Jo Beall, Director, Education and Society, British Council, UK;
Francisco Marmolejo, Lead Tertiary Education Specialist, World Bank, USA;
Prof. Ananda Jayawardane, Vice Chancellor, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka;
Prof. Judith Bahemuka, UNESCO/UNITWIN Chair on Women, Education, Community Health and Sustainable Development, University of Nairobi, Kenya;

7.1 Mobilising the humanities: a global imperative
7.4 Lifelong learning: an industry and higher education partnership?
PL3: Closing plenary: looking to the future
Chair: Daniel Stevens,International Students' Officer, National Union of Students, UK;
Yewande Akinola, Environmental Services Engineer, Arup, UK;
Dr Jo Beall, Director, Education and Society, British Council, UK;
Hannes Klöpper, Director and Co-founder, Iversity, Germany;
Nabil Sebti, Managing Director, Mydeal, Morocco;
Zakiya Smith, Strategy Director, Lumina Foundation, USA;
Dale Stephens, Founder, Uncollege, USA.

Rebecca Hughes closing address
A message from five under thirty