Update from IUNC Conference Miami 2016

speaker on international education insights and strategiesI 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, it is an interesting example of pooling resources and expertise. Prima facie institutions may  be competing but for international student recruitment they are collaborating, sharing data and achieving mutually beneficial gains.

  • Challenges and Issues of Internationalization for Japanese Local Private Universities

Dr. Masato Ogawa, Chair of the Department of International Education, International Pacific University, Japan
Dr. Ogawa highlighted that often government policies are skewed towards favoring the already established large, reputed public universities that is driving homogenization of higher education system. There is less and emphasis on capacity building and diversification. This is hindering comprehensive internationalization.

Next IUNC Latin America conference will be in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on March 10–11, 2016.
The flagship conference, IUNC Eurasia will be in Moscow, Russia from May 11-13, 2016.