The 30th Annual conference of the European Association of International Education (EAIE) in Geneva would gather 5,500+ international education professionals from around the world. It is Europe’s largest and most comprehensive higher education event. It will take place from 11–14 September 2018 with the conference theme of “Facing outward” into the world to “join forces with those who share our vision and engage with those who may have differing view.” I will be presenting following two sessions and also starting my term as an elected member of the General Council of EAIE (2018-2020)
Admission and Recognition Feature Session: The Reality of Transparency in Admissions
Wednesday, 12 Sept | 13:30-15:00
In an increasingly competitive environment and against the backdrop of a society where everything is transparent, our admissions systems are falling behind. Is there a lack of transparency around admissions? What are the latest developments in digitization to support student enrollment management? This session will focus on the key dilemmas and developments surrounding admissions in the contemporary context.
- Stephen Orme, Strategic Partnership Director (Europe), Navitas
- Floris Metzner, University of Twente, Netherlands
The Innovation Imperative for Global Engagement Strategies
Thursday, 13 Sept | 11:30 – 12:30
If innovation is defined as creating value within constraints, then global engagement strategies of higher education institutions are in dire need of it. This interactive session will focus on the role of innovation in the way institutions prioritize, design and implement global engagement strategies. It will discuss diverse perspectives, approaches and implications for institutions aiming to meaningfully engage with the world and prepare future global citizens.
- Dr. Douglas Proctor, Director of International Affairs, University College Dublin
- Dr. Stuart Perrin, Dean of International Affairs, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University