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Trends shaping internationalization of higher education: Speaking at Teachers College, Columbia University

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I will presenting at Teachers College, Columbia University on the topic of "Three Megatrends Transforming Internationalization of Higher Education: Implications for Research Agendas and Institutional Strategies." This is a free, interactive, public event.

When: Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Where: Milbank Chapel, Teachers College, Columbia University
Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm

The event is hosted by Dr. Thomas P. Rock, Vice Provost for Enrollment Services at Teachers College and jointly sponsored by following offices of Teachers College, Columbia University:
-Higher & Postsecondary Education Program
-International & Comparative Education
-Office of Enrollment Services
-Office of International Affairs
-Office of International Services

Here is an overview of the session:
With more than 6,000 post-secondary institutions, American higher system commands global reputation and admiration, however, it is inequitable and unsustainable in terms of its internationalization strategies…

Research on international student success: Call For contributions

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Much has been researched on mobility of international students for meeting recruitment and enrollment goals of higher education institutions. However, corresponding discourse and evidence on campus experiences and how they contribute to success of international students is rather limited.

[Update: Final editorial on the special issue is available here]

I have the privilege of serving as the editor of the special issue on International Student Success for the Journal of International Students, a peer-reviewed, quarterly publication founded and edited by Dr. Krishna Bista, Chase Endowed Professor of Education in the School of Education at the University of Louisiana at Monroe. Submission deadline is June 15, 2016 and the issue will be released in November 2016. Email submissions/queries to me at info@DrEducation.com.

The aim of this special issue is to advance research agenda and improve institutional practices with an aim of helping international students succeed in their academic and …

OECD-Singapore conference on future of global higher education landscape

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"The OECD-Singapore Conference on Higher Education Futures will explore forward-looking themes in the global higher education landscape. Plenary sessions and parallel discussions will focus on mapping and meeting future demand for higher education, the rise of higher education in Asia, challenges to traditional modes of education, and how higher education can stay relevant in the face of resource challenges. The Conference will bring together some 500 participants from over 40 countries, representing senior government officials, higher education administrators, academics and practitioners, for an engaging exchange of ideas and best practices."



There are four themes for the conference are:

Mapping and meeting future demand for higher education; The rise of higher education in Asia and the impact on the global landscape; Technology, disruption and the 'unbundling' of higher education: challenges to traditional modes of education; and Two sides of the same coin: resource…

Mapping innovation opportunities in global higher education

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Innovation in internationalization of higher education is low, according to a quick poll of 112 professionals attending a session at the European Association for International Education (EAIE) annual conference in Glasgow. When participants were asked "How would you rate innovation in internationalization at your institution?", 47% reported it to be Low, 12% as High and balance 41% as Medium. I recently chaired this opening session on Innovation in Internationalization of Higher Education for EAIE's International Relations Managers (IRM).
While innovation may seem like a buzzword, in 1934, Schumpeter defined five areas of innovation — product innovation, process innovation, market innovation, input innovation and organizational innovation. More recently innovation is defined as “the co-creation or collaborative recombination of practices that provide novel solutions for new or existing problems”

A recent Study on Innovation in Higher Education from European Commission (E…