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New destinations compete to attract international students in times of anti-immigrant rhetoric in UK and US

The number of globally mobile international students doubled to reach 4 million between the period 1999 and 2013. Every third globally mobile student is enrolled in an American or British institution of higher education. However, with the Brexit and American Presidential elections, 2016 is likely to affect the choices of many international students and prompting them to consider alternative destinations.

In my keynote presentation, “Three Waves of International Student Mobility: Implications for Recruitment and Partnership Strategies,” at International Universities Networking Conference - IUNC Eurasia 2017 in Moscow, Russia, I highlighted that institutions are facing an environment of hyper-competition, uncertainty and declining resources for attracting international students.

In contrast to anti-immigrant narratives in the UK and the US, Ireland extended the option of staying back to 24 months for graduates at postgraduate and doctorate level and recognizing the importance of gaini…

Accelerating campus internationalization with technology: Emerging trends and strategies

I delivered the opening keynote session entitled “Accelerating Campus Internationalization with Technology: Emerging Trends and Strategies” at The Lewy Global Education Technology Forum at the School of International Training (SIT) in Brattleboro, Vermont.

The Forum deliberated on the role of emerging technologies and innovation in helping higher education institutions to fulfill their educational mission in areas of learning, collaboration, inclusion, and administration.

The focus of my keynote was to encourage higher education institutions to leverage technology in expanding access and providing global learning experiences to their students.

As technology-enabled solutions become increasingly sophisticated, students are not only embracing this change; they are also expecting more from institutions. For example, MOOCs (massive open online courses) have gone from being revolutionary to redundant to now resurgent again with a varying degree of acceptance by academia. In contrast, the…

Dr. Rahul Choudaha is a keynote speaker at Lewy Global Education Technology Forum @ SIT

The Lewy Global Education Technology Forum at the School of International Training (SIT), Brattleboro, VT will bring together leaders in the field of education to discuss challenges and opportunities to improve our use of technology to teach, to collaborate, and to include a diversity of students, faculty, and staff in achieving our mission of education the next generation of global leaders.

Dr. Rahul Choudaha of DrEducation will be delivering a keynote on Tuesday, April 25 on "Accelerating Campus Internationalization with Technology: Emerging Trends and Strategies."

Here is the brief description:
As technology solutions become increasingly sophisticated and innovative, students are not only embracing this change, they are also expecting more. However, higher education institutions in general lag behind in technology innovation and student adoption. For example, MOOCs (massive open online courses) have gone from being revolutionary to redundant with varying degrees of accept…

IUNC Conference Moscow features Dr. Rahul Choudaha as a keynote speaker on international student trends

The 6th Annual International Universities Networking Conference - IUNC Eurasia 2017 will take place from May 15-18, 2017 in Moscow, Russia. The conference attracts about 250 international higher education professionals from around the world with the goals of learning more about the opportunities of building partnerships for recruitment, research, and exchanges with universities from Russia & CIS. This year IUNC is also hosting a BRICS HigherEd Cooperation Forum that provides a platform for developing university partnerships among institutions from BRICS countries.

Dr. Rahul Choudaha of DrEducation and interEDGE will be delivering an invited keynote session titled "Three Waves of International Student Mobility: Implications for Recruitment and Partnership Strategies." It will be based on his upcoming research publication "Three Waves of International Student Mobility (1999-2020)", Studies in Higher Education (SIHE), a highly respected journal with an impact fact…

Interview with British Council's Education Intelligence

Here is the link to my interview with British Council's Education Intelligence. 
British Council's Education Intelligence publishes Macro Trends Analysis like "Postgraduate student mobility trends to 2024" and a range of Research Reports which provide deeper insights on trends with countries, insights, and students. 
- Rahul

Plenary on global citizenship and student success at BUILA, UK Conference

I will be presenting a plenary with Erich Dietrich, Assistant Vice President of Global Programs & Associate Dean of Global Affairs, New York University at The British Universities' International Liaison Association (BUILA), a membership organisation of 139 the UK higher education institutions and over 2,000 international recruitment and promotion professionals.
The overall theme of the conference is ‘A brave new world?’ will look at the competitiveness of strategies of British higher education institutions on a range of dimensions including rankings, recruitment, marking, study abroad and international partnerships. It is especially an interesting timing with Brexit which has a strong anti-immigration and anti-globalization rationales.

Larry Elliott, Guardian's economics editor noted that "Brexit is a rejection of globalisation...The EU has failed to protect its population from a global economic model that many believe is not working for them." Alan Ruby in his o…

Presenting at AIEC Melbourne on three megatrends shaping the future of international student mobility

I have been invited by The Australian International Education Conference (AIEC) to speak on the theme of "connectivity at the heart of international education" with a broad focus on technology, people and partnerships. The conference will take place from October 18-21, 2016 in Melbourne.

I will be speaking on "Three Megatrends Shaping the Future of International Student Mobility" and illustrate the evolution, importance and implications of these megatrends for institutional strategies by addressing following questions:
- What is the impact of demographic and economic shifts regarding diverse needs and expectations of students?
- How is technology impacting the decision-making process and the mobility of international students?
- How are innovative models of institutional partnerships expanding choices for international students?

On average, 1150 attendees from over 400 organisations attend the conference each year with approximately 16 per cent of attendees coming …

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.

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…

Transnational Education: A University World News webinar in partnership with 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 on Tuesday, May 24, 2016.

[  The webinar recording is available here. ]
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 &
• Nigel Healey, PhD, Pro-Vice-Chancel…

Keynote at Centennial College on the role of higher education in fostering social entrepreneurship

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--acade…

Update from IUNC Conference Miami 2016

I had the privilege to deliver the keynote at the International Universities Networking Conference Three Trends Shaping Global Higher Education and its Implications for Institutional Strategies." I highlighted on the impact of changing demographics, shifting student decision-making processes, and maturing educational technologies on institutional growth and innovation strategies.
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Here are highlights from a couple of interesting sessions:
Building Bridges at Home for Collaborating with International Partners  Katrin Hussmann Schroll, Director of Admissions University of Maryland Carey School of Law
Polly Lawson, Assistant Dean for Graduate Studies University of Virginia School of Law
Steven Richman, Senior Director of Global Initiatives Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
The presenters highlighted the experiences of a consortium of law school professionals to recruit international students for LL.M. programs. In times of limited resources…

IUNC 2016 Miami for establishing internationalization strategies in emerging markets

International Universities Networking Conference (IUNC) will be hosting its North America conference in Miami from February 11-12, 2016. IUNC is supported by Universities Union of Eurasia (UUE) and Eastern European University Association (EEUA). Given the affiliations of IUNC in emerging markets, the conference offers an excellent opportunity to universities which are seeking to diversify their global engagement and internationalization strategies.

The Conference provides value at two primary levels:

1. Best practices and insights on internationalization: I will be delivering opening keynote session at the conference on the theme of "Three Trends Shaping Global Higher Education and its Implications for Institutional Strategies." 

The parallel sessions will bring diverse perspectives from
- Brazil, Laura Ancona Lopez Freire, Director of International Relations, Universidade Paulista - UNIP
- Japan, Donald Sturge, Associate Prof, International Relations,University of Tokushima