Going Global 2013 #GOINGGLOBAL
05 Mar 2013
Dubai - World Trade Centre

Going Global is an annual conference hosted by the British Council, offering an open forum for global leaders of international education to discuss issues facing the international education community. Since its inception in 2004, Going Global has grown from a bi-annual event in the UK to an annual event travelling the globe.

Each year it attracts over 1,000 registered delegates from across the tertiary (further and higher) education sectors and a variety of other industries with perspectives on international education.

Programme

Day 1 - 05 Mar 2013

07:00
Dubai - Pre Conference
08:30
B2) THE World Reputation Rankings of 2013: the official worldwide launch
Phil Baty Simon Pratt

08:30
B3) Education hubs: the third generation of internationalisation?
Chair: Professor Geoffrey Rodgers, Dr Warren Fox, Dr Jane Knight, Lucky Moahi, Tengku Azian Shahriman, Dr Eden Y Woon

08:45
B4) understanding employability skill gaps: a workforce planning study
08:45
B1) Growing global graduates UK universities equipping graduates for the future
10:00
1.0 Global Education:Knowledge-based economics for 21st century nations
Chair: Prof. Sir Drummond Bone Dr Jo Beall, Dr Wafi Dawood, Sally Dicketts, Dr Talal Abu-Ghazalah, Dr Mohammed Fathy Saoud

10:30
2.0 Opening ceremony
HE Sheikh Nayahan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Rt Hon. David Willetts, Martin Davidson CMG

11:30
3.2 The university in the 21st century: innovate, or die!
21st century: innovate or die! Martin Dean, Prof. Precious Kassey Garba, Prof Pamela Gillies, Chair: Michael Stevenson, Pat Killingley

13:30
3.3 Global Launch: Intercultural skill needs: what are employers looking for?
13:30
3.1 Local challenges, local solutions: what roles for indigenous and local knowledge
13:30
13:30
3.6 Does international collaboration really work?
14:15
4.2 Transnational education: the student experience
Chair: Tim Gore, Will Archer, Leigh Anne Jone-Kohsla and Elizabeth Shepherd

14:30
4.3 Turkey session: land of new opportunity for partnerships in knowledge and innovation
14:30
4.4 English language: a skill for the globalised 21st century?
14:30
4.5 Your knowledge, my knowledge, our knowledge?
15:30
4.6 Rankings, classifications and the information needs of MENA higher education
Phil Baty, Dr Allan Goodman, Dr Tayeb A Kamali

16:15
5.1 What role, if any, can the private sector play in higher education?
Chair: Scott Jaschik Pawan Agarwal, Professor Orlando Albernoz, Professor Joshua Ka Ho Mok, Professor Abdul Razak Dzulkifli

17:00
5.4 Soft Power: higher education and cultural diplomacy
Chair Kim Catchside, Prof. Dr Mukhtar Ahmed, MArtin Davidson, Dr Li Mingjiang, Dr Dorothea Ruland

17:00

Day 2 - 06 Mar 2013

09:00
6.5 University and industry links: case studies in innovation
Chair: Dr David Docherty Dr Seddik Abdel Salam, Professor Richard Davies, Dr Gregory Makrides, Dr Rolando Vargas Vallejos

09:00
6.1 Governments as strategic actors in education
Chair: Ehsan Masood Professor Abdullah Hasan Alabdulgader, Noor Amna Malik, Amany Moemen, Dr Fahoum Shalabi

09:00
6.4 Education re-imagined: what today's trends tell us about the future of learning
09:00
6.6 Editing fruit: do international standards make sense?
10:45
7.1 21st Century nations:no place for the humanities?
Chair: Professor Michael Worton, Dr Jo Beall, Professor Martin Hall, Santiago Iniguez de Onzono, dr Muhammad Nizamuddin

10:45
7.2 Digital partnerships to widen access to knowledge
Chair: Dr William Lawton Martin G Bean, Dr Tayeb A. Kamali, Oliver Urughart Irvine

10:45
7.4 Using TOEFL iBT Test to measure English language proficiency
10:45
10:45
7.6 Strengthening research through international collaboration
13:00
8.3 Does the economy drive education or does education drive the economy?
13:00
8.4 Why do you need higher level skills?
13:00
8.5 HE and societal transformational role: international collaboration in times of conflict and unrest
14:15
14:30
9.1 Universities as anchors: how to build effective local partnerships
Chair: Pradeep Mair Professor Dr Murat Barkan, Professor Martin Hall, Mr Martin Prince, Dr Junaid Zaidi

14:30
9.2 The demographic dividend: How HE in South Asia is reshaping the future
14:30
9.4 Graduate employability: a lost generation?
14:30
9.5 Action for women in higher education leadership
16:15
9.3 Developing knowledge of international collaboration economies: the role of the international collaboration
16:30
Going Global 2013 Closing Plenary
17:00
Interview: Bill Rammell
Vice-Chancellor of Bedfordshire University

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