APAIE Conference Taiwan: Sessions on international campuses, student mobility and global experiences

The 12th Annual Asia-Pacific Association of International Education (APAIE) Conference will take place from 20 – 23 March, 2017, in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Dr. Rahul Choudaha, and Di Hu will be chairing sessions on international student mobility, international branch campuses, and student success.


Presenting thought leadership workshop at APAIE on international branch campus and student success


International Campuses: What Works, What Doesn’t?
Tues 21 March, 16:00-17:30

International campuses (foreign branch campuses) are resource-intensive initiatives that indicate deep commitment to internationalization from an institution. However, sustaining and scaling these campuses is a complex process fraught with surprises and challenges. What are some of the pitfalls? What are the rewards? How institutional leaders create a shared vision and deliver effective results?This interactive panel discussion will focus on challenges and opportunities in the institution building process of international campuses with a focus on what works and what doesn’t.
  • Rahul Choudaha, co-founder, DrEducation
  • Tony Downes, Provost and CEO, University of Reading Malaysia
  • Jean Chen Dean, International Business School Suzhou, Xian Jiaotong-Liverpool University
  • Min Park, Dean of Administration, George Mason University, Korea

Investing in Student Success: Institutional Imperative for Attracting International Students

Tues 21 March, 16:00-17:30
Recruiting international students is becoming an increasingly important strategic priority for many institutions in Asia. However, attracting international students and creating successful ambassadors requires delivering a superior educational experience by investing in student success. This requires not only a deep understanding of international students’ needs and expectations but delivering academic and career support services that engage them throughout their educational journey. This interactive panel will discuss good practices on effectively engaging international students and supporting their success.
  • Di Hu, co-founder, interEDGE
  • Jennifer Weinman, Executive Director, Global Student Experience, University of Nottingham Ningbo China
  • Angela Pok, Vice President of Student Experience, Taylor’s University, Malaysia
  • Sangeet Jaura, Associate Vice President, Chitkara University, India

Pre-conference Workshop organized by DrEducation
Global Mobility Of Students From And To Asia-Pacific: Emerging Trends, Evolving Strategies
Mon 20 March, 13:00-16:00

Students from Asia-Pacific region form the majority of the globally mobile students heading to traditional western destinations. There continues to be a strong interest in attracting international students from Asia-Pacific. However, at the same time, many institutions in Asia-Pacific are keen on recruiting international students for full-time, degree programs and governments are interested in retaining global talent as future skilled workers. The competition for attracting international students is intensifying and requires a more strategic and informed approach. The overarching purpose of this interactive workshop is to examine the mobility patterns of international students from Asia-Pacific and identify institutional strategies of recruiting and supporting students.

  • Rahul Choudaha, co-founder, DrEducation
  • Mohd Ismail Abd Aziz, Deputy Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Alumni, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
  • Tom Buckley, Director, Recruitment, Admissions and International Development, Lancaster University, UK
  • Govindan Nair, Director, International Office, The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus
  • Kuo-Wei Liu, Dean of International College and International Education, Ming Chuan University, Taiwan
Global Dialogue: Advantage Asia Pacific? Implications of the populist vote in Europe and America.
How will the Trump presidency, Brexit and political uncertainty in Europe impact education mobility and cooperation within and between regions?  Have we passed the peak of globalization?  There will be winners and losers from recent developments, but international education and the internationalization of education isn’t a zero sum game – far from it.  As educators our work is to foster and strengthen international understanding and collaboration.  Speakers representing regional and national organizations will debate opportunities for the sector to make a positive difference in difficult times.
  • Will Archer, Founder and CEO, i-graduate (Chair)
  • Susan Elliott, University of Melbourne
  • Jane Lu, Dean, Office of International Affairs, National Chung Hsing University
  • Edilio Mazzoleni, Director, UCSC International, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy
  • Professor Cillian Ryan, Pro-Vice-Chancellor International, Nottingham Trent University
  • Rahul Choudaha, DrEducation