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April 30, 2016

Keynote on Trends with Regionally Mobile 'Glocal' Students at IUNC Eurasia, Moscow 2016

IUNC (International Universities Networking Conference) Eurasia conference will take place in Moscow, Russia from May 11-13. It will be bring together international educators and service providers responsible for recruiting international students, building global partnerships and supporting internationalization activities.

Rahul Choudaha, DrEudcation to deliver keynote at IUNC Moscow conference on global higher education and international student mobility

I will be delivering a keynote presentation on the overarching theme of global higher education trends and in specific focus on "New Opportunities of Engaging Regionally Mobile 'Glocal' Students."

In my previous articles, I have conceptualized ‘Glocal’ students as an expanding segment of students who seek international education experience/credential while staying in the country or region.

More than 4 million students were enrolled in tertiary education outside their country of citizenship, according to OECD. Nearly 800,000 or every one out of five foreign student in OECD countries come from neighboring countries that share land or maritime borders. (Education at  Glance, OECD). These are 'glocal' students. With increasing demand for foreign education in emerging countries and new models of transnational education, the 'glocal' student segment will grow. Several countries have also been working towards creating regional education hubs. 'Glocal' students present promising opportunities of growth and engagement with many countries in Eurasia region.

Here are few examples of 'glocal' students:
- One out of five students studying wholly overseas for a UK degree through a distance learning program (HESA, UK)
- 70% of international students in Japan are from China, Korea and Vietnam
- More Malaysian students in branch campuses of UK universities (45,000) than those going to the UK (15,000)
-21% of all foreign students in OECD countries came from countries that share land or maritime borders
-11,825 Indian students pursued MBBS from China in 2012-2014 and appeared in test to practice in India

I look forward to IUNC

- Dr. Rahul Choudaha

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April 24, 2016

Transnational Education: A University World News Webinar in Partnership with DrEducation

Transnational and cross border education webinar chaired by Rahul Choudaha DrEducation


University World News will be hosting a free webinar in partnership with DrEducation, LLC on the theme of emerging trends and issues related to the growth and quality of transnational education.

To secure your participation, register for the webinar today by clicking the link below:


Tuesday, May 24, 2016 11am-12noon New York | 4pm-5pm London 

Transnational Education: Growth at the Expense of Quality? 

Cross-border delivery of higher education is becoming a financial necessity for some institutions and a strategic differentiation for others. Transnational education (TNE) takes many forms ranging from joint-degrees and branch campuses to recent emergence of technology-enabled learning. While TNE has provided new opportunities for global engagement and expansion for many institutions, these models often come with challenges of quality. Is growth of TNE dependent on more flexible standards of quality? Or, are we stifling innovation in TNE by putting too many barriers for experimentation?

• Rahul Choudaha, PhD, (Chair), Principal Researcher & CEO, DrEducation, LLC & interEDGE.org
• Nigel Healey, PhD, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (International) and Head of College, Nottingham Trent University
• Jason E. Lane, PhD, Vice Provost for Academic Planning and Strategic Leadership and Senior Associate Vice Chancellor, State University of New York
• Elizabeth J. Stroble, PhD, President, Webster University
• Stéphan Vincent-Lancrin, PhD, Deputy Head of Division and Senior Analyst, OECD



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Keynote at Centennial College on the Role of Higher Education in Fostering Social Entrepreneurship

Keynote on international higher education and social entrepreneurship by Rahul Choudaha DrEducation
Centennial College is Ontario’s first community college. It is also celebrating its 50th anniversary. Centennial is recognized as one of the most culturally diverse post-secondary institutions in Canada. Located in Toronto, it primarily serves the Greater Toronto Area through four campuses.

I am honored to deliver a keynote at the Social Innovation Summit on the role of higher education in empowering social entrepreneurship. Austin et al. (2006) in their article Social and Commercial Entrepreneurship: Same, Different, or Both? note that "the underlying drive for social entrepreneurship is to create social value, rather than personal and shareholder wealth."

I will be building on World Bank's definition of empowerment as “the process of increasing the capacity of individuals or groups to make choices and to transform those choices into desired actions and outcomes.”

Higher Education play a integral role of empowering social entrepreneurs through learning experiences--academic and experiential--which in turn helps students develop their capacities as future social entrepreneurs. Higher education also serves as an important connector of current and future talent and resources.

Look forward to the event.
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