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Envisioning pathways to 2030: Webinar and report on global higher education and international student mobility

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What are the megatrends shaping the world around us? How are these megatrends transforming the future of global higher education? What are the implications for the mobility of international students and global engagement strategies?

These are the questions addressed in an upcoming report, “Envisioning pathways to 2030: Megatrends shaping the future of global higher education and international student mobility”, published by Studyportals, the global study choice platform. The report synthesizes perspectives of higher education leaders, analyzes number of external shifts (megatrends), and presents a conceptual framework for institutions to reflect, assess, and design their strategies leading up to 2030.

Highlights of the report will be shared and discussed during a webinar (online panel discussion) with university presidents.
Dr. David Finegold, President, Chatham UniversityDr. Fernando León García, President, CETYS University SystemDr. Wendy M. Purcell FRSA, Harvard University & Em…

Business schools to accelerate global engagement with collaboration and innovation: AACSB Blog

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Here is an excerpt from my blog published on AACSB website- Rahul Choudaha. PhD.


In the last decade a lot has changed in terms of the economic, political, and technological context. However, organizations around the world have yet to adapt to the ensuing change of pace, according to Mercer’s 2017 Global Talent Trends Study. In fact, this study revealed that the majority (93 percent) of organizations worldwide are planning to redesign their structure in the next two years; yet only 4 percent of surveyed business executives say their organization is “change agile”—an indicator of organizational ability to efficiently and effectively adapt to change.

Business schools have a responsibility to produce graduates who are capable of making organizations adaptable. At the same time, graduates ought to show the capacity to build a globally connected and locally relevant society. Pankaj Ghemawat and Phillip Bastian assert in “(Anti)Globalization and Higher Education” that, “[i]n today's turb…

Webinar with university and college president on global engagement

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Studyportals hosted a webinar on "The Innovation Imperative for a Globally Relevant and Impactful University" with university and college presidents. This offers unique opportunity to learn from global higher education leaders. Access the video recording of this discussion.

Related articles:
Why universities must innovate in global engagement
Achieving a globally engaged campus in testing times

Related webinar:
• Envisioning pathways to 2030: Megatrends shaping the future of global higher education and international student mobility


The future directions of higher education indicate increasing competition for talent, resources and reputation. If innovation is defined as creating value within constraints, then higher education is in dire need of it. In specific, institutional leaders must prepare for the coming decade of disruptive models that will change the way we prioritize, design and implement global engagement strategies.

In this 60-minutes webinar, a panel of unive…

Webinar recording and summary: Are universities crucibles of transformative leadership?

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University World News, The MasterCard Foundation, and DrEducation partnered to host a free webinar on the role of higher education in fostering transformative leadership.

This global webinar moderated by Dr. Rahul Choudaha of DrEducation and interEDGE.org, attracted over 1,100 registrations from around the world. The expert panel included:
Barbara Stocking, President, Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge, UK Lucia Lebasha, MasterCard Foundation Scholar, Costa RicaFred Swaniker, Founder, African Leadership Academy, South AfricaPatrick Awuah, President, Ashesi University, Ghana Missed the webinar? View the webinar recording below.
Access the PowerPoint slides
Read summary article - Universities can nurture leaders of social change
Read summary article - Connecting students with life's realities
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Previous webinars from DrEducation and University World News
"Embracing T…

Webinar: Are universities crucibles of transformative leadership?

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University World News, The MasterCard Foundation, and DrEducation partnered to host a free webinar on the role of higher education in fostering transformative leadership. It received over 1,100 registrations from around the world.

Click here to access the recording of global online discussion (webinar). 


Are universities crucibles of transformative leadership?

Transformative leadership is broadly defined as a process of generating positive and lasting change. What would our university campuses look like if the transformative leadership were to become core fabric of the student life? How do we infuse transformative leadership into academic programmes and campus experiences? How do we measure and assess its impact on individuals, universities and societies? What is the role of university administrators and academics in modeling or leading the change we would like to see in our students and societies? Are universities willing and ready to bring a positive and lasting change as the crucible…

Global Leaders Series: Chris Rudd, Provost, University of Nottingham Ningbo China

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DrEducation Global Leaders Series: Interview with Professor Chris Rudd

Professor Christopher D. Rudd is currently University of Nottingham’s longest serving Pro-Vice-Chancellor – a position he has held since 2008. In August 2015 he accepted the role of Provost at University of Nottingham Ningbo China and is currently based in China where he oversees the growth and development of China’s first and most successful Sino-Foreign University. Chris is Professor of Mechanical Engineering. He has been a Board Member of the China Britain Business Council since 2010 and chairs the Nottingham Confucius Institute. Chris was awarded the Changbaishan Friendship Award by the Chinese Government in 2013. He was awarded the 48 Group Club Icebreaker Laureate prize for services to Sino-UK relations by HE Liu Xiaoming Chinese Ambassador to UK and won the Model Confucius Institute Award presented by Vice-Premier LIU Yandong in 2015. 


Rahul- How has the broad notion of leadership in higher education diffe…

Webinar resources: The future of online higher education and global engagement

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How likely it is that by 2020 “degrees will be disaggregated into smaller credential units… with the possibility that the credentialing entity may be different from the institution that offers the course”? The majority (68%) of the webinar participants responding to a poll question based on MIT’s Future of Education report expect it to be a "likely" or "very likely" scenario of higher education.


The online discussion was second in the series of online thought leadership discussions hosted by University World News and DrEducation. The online discussion on the theme of "Embracing Technology for Global Engagement: A Leadership Challenge and Opportunity" attracted nearly 700 registrations from around the world.

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Read the UWN summary article
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The webinar moderated by Dr. Rahul Choudaha, principal researcher & CEO, DrEducation included following expert panel:
Gi…

Online live webinar on leveraging technology for internationalization strategies

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DrEducation is pleased to partner with University World News to host a free webinar on “Embracing Technology for Global Engagement: A Leadership Challenge and Opportunity.” The live online webinar will take place on October 4, 2016 from 11am-12noon EDT or 4pm-5pm BST.

University World News is a leading online publication of news and analysis on global higher education. This webinar follows the success of the first online event on “Transnational Education: Growth at the Expense of Quality?” which received nearly 1,000 registrations.



Online education and internationalization have been rising as strategic priorities for many university leaders around the world. While online experiments like MOOCs, badging, blended learning are still early in their evolution, few institutions have taken an innovative approach to finding a synergy between technological innovations and their application in global engagement strategies. And, of those who attempted to engage globally through technology have ex…

NAFSA Washington Leadership Meeting 2016

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With 10,000 members NAFSA: Association of International Educators is the world's largest nonprofit association dedicated to international education and exchange. NAFSA annual conference typically attracts over 8,000 professionals. [This year's conference will take place in Denver, CO from May 29 to June 3. I'm especially looking forward to it as I earned my PhD from University of Denver.]

Managing an association of this size and scope requires strong strategic planning and implementation in collaboration with members and association staff. NAFSA achieves this very effectively through its staff, board and volunteer leaders.

A large number of NAFSA members volunteer each year to help create and disseminate knowledge, influence public policy, and maintain a strong organization. These leaders serve on committees, knowledge communities, and task forces. At the same time, serving in a leadership capacity for the association offers a unique opportunity for personal and professio…

Shai Reshef on his mission to scale a sustainable model of non-profit, tuition-free, accredited, online academic institution

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Shai Reshef is President & Founder of University of the People – the world’s first tuition-free, non-profit, accredited, online University dedicated to opening access to higher education. An educational entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience in the international education market, President Reshef has been widely recognized for his work with UoPeople, including being named one of Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business; joined UN-GAID as a High-level Adviser; granted membership in the Clinton Global Initiative; selected by The Huffington Post as the Ultimate Game Changer in Education; nominated as one of Wired Magazine’s 50 People Changing the World; and selected as a Top Global Thinker by Foreign Policy Magazine. His TED Talk: “An Ultra-Low-Cost College Degree” has been viewed by almost 2 million people in the last year.

Rahul - At University of People, you have created a large volunteer operation with over 3,000 volunteering professors, academic leaders and…

Success with global engagement strategies requires a systemic integration of diverse university elements, says Webster University President

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Dr. Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble President, Webster University Dr. Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble was named President of Webster University in 2009. She leads Webster University's mission as a worldwide institution transforming students for individual excellence and global citizenship. She has expanded partnerships locally and globally has strengthened the university's reach and impact in the 60 cities, eight countries, and four continents students call home. Dr. Stroble has received numerous awards for leadership, community relations and international development. Stroble received her doctorate in curriculum studies from the University of Virginia. Her career includes academic and administrative appointments at the University of Akron, the University of Louisville, and Northern Arizona University.
Rahul-Webster is celebrating its Centennial anniversary and working towards the Global Impact for the Next Century strategic plan. Could you please share what would be your strategic…

Engaging with Senior International Officers in higher education and their comprehensive internationalization strategies

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I am honored and delighted to be elected as the Chair for NAFSA's International Education Leadership Knowledge Community (IELKC). IELKC serves knowledge, skills and networking needs of aspiring, new and experienced senior international officers (SIO) who lead comprehensive internationalization in a diverse institutional settings ranging from community colleges to doctoral research universities, based in the US and abroad. I look forward to working with NAFSA members and attending Washington Leadership Meeting (WLM).
Most of the readers of this blog are already aware of NAFSA, however, for the uninitiated, "NAFSA: Association of International Educators is the world's largest nonprofit association dedicated to international education and exchange. NAFSA's 10,000 members are located at more than 3,500 institutions worldwide, in over 150 countries."
Here is must read article published in International Educator magazine on the profile of SIOs and their increasingly i…

Chris Rudd, Pro Vice Chancellor, University of Nottingham on Transnational Education

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Professor Chris D Rudd, BSc PhD DSc CEng FIMechE FIM Pro Vice Chancellor and Professor of Mechanical Engineering University of Nottingham
Chris Rudd began his career as a sea-going engineer with the P&O Steam Navigation Company. He has been a faculty member at Nottingham since 1989 and is well known for his work on lightweight structures and fibre technology. He is a former Dean of Engineering and has held the role of Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Vice President) since 2008. His responsibilities include External Engagement – business partnerships, commercialisation and philanthropic fundraising. Much of his recent work has focused on Asia where he has led many trade visits and developed a string of R&D partnerships with the corporate sector. He is a director of the China-Britain Business Council and a regular commentator on University-led innovation and east-west technology exchange.

Rahul - University of Nottingham has been an exemplar for many institutions seeking to internationalize.…

University leadership: Finding the right balance between academic and business expertise

The nature of higher education leadership is undergoing change in the US. Demographics of university leaders is graying and a wave of change at the top is expected. According to the American Council on Education survey, the percentage of presidents age 61 and over increased from 14 percent in 1986 to nearly half in 2006 and the average age of presidents increased from 52 years in 1986 to 60 years in 2006. Here is a chart indicating likely retirement of presidents at leading universities in the US. At another level, the changes in the external environment with increasing competition for resources, ability to raise resources. To build a competitive advantage, this may require a stronger set of business skills ranging from operational efficiency to strategic development. Thus, emphasis on business skills may increase in American institutions.

However, in the Indian context, institutions are facing another leaderships crisis and it relates to lack of professionalism and academic values a…

Pathways to Gain Global Talent

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In my previous posting, I argued that there is a slow and emerging trend of global Indians moving back to India, however, after excluding the people who had to move back involuntarily due to lack of jobs or visas, the numbers of Indians moving voluntarily is too small to qualify as a major shift.


Wake up IIMA: Lead the quality tranformation in Indian management education

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Indian management education is in a state of crisis and the issues of quality have aggravated over time. There is an imminent need of a leader to inspire a collective consciousness of quality and reform among B-schools. This leadership vacuum is most suitably filled by the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A) which is undoubtedly the most recognized and respected brand name in Indian management education.

Three primary strands where IIM-A could take a leadership role in shaping the management education agenda are: influencing practices and policies not only at the institutional level but also national level; building collaborations and alliances with other institutions; and encouraging interdisciplinary management education beyond traditional sectors and career paths.

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Guru Mantra: Yash Gupta, Dean, Carey Business School

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Dean Yash Gupta Dean & Professor The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School

Yash Gupta is dean and professor at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School in Baltimore, Md. He previously served as dean of the business schools of the University of Southern California, the University of Washington, and the University of Colorado at Denver. Dean Gupta’s academic and administrative appointments have also included the Frazier Family Professor in the School of Business at the University of Louisville (1988-1992), professor at the University of Manitoba, and assistant professor at Memorial University of Newfoundland. In 1991, he was awarded the University of Louisville President’s Award for Outstanding Scholarship, Research and Creative Activity, and in 1994 and 1996 he was ranked as the most prolific scholar in the area of operations management in the United States. He currently serves on the governing board of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Dean Gupta earned …

Guru Mantra: Angel Cabrera, President, Thunderbird

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Dr. Angel Cabrera
President
Thunderbird School of Global Management

Thunderbird President Dr. Angel Cabrera is a world-renowned global leader and management educator whose work and expertise has been recognized and tapped by top international organizations, including the World Economic Forum, the United Nations, and the Clinton Global Initiative.  Dr. Cabrera has been an outspoken advocate of corporate social responsibility and managerial professionalism, and in 2005 he inspired a student-led initiative that resulted in Thunderbird becoming the first business school in the world to formally adopt a Professional Oath of Honor, a commitment to social responsibility and professional ethics taken by graduating students. Also in 2005, the school established Thunderbird for Good, a philanthropic effort to provide business education to entrepreneurs in developing countries. Since then, hundreds of women entrepreneurs have been trained in Afghanistan, Jordan and Peru.

Rahul- Thunderbird had been…

Comprehensive internationalization strategy for higher education institutions: Published article in EDU

Published article on the need of comprehensive internationlization strategy for higher education institutions in the EDU magazine. Given below is the summary. Click here to read the full article.


Internationalization is a competitive compulsion for higher education institutions that are in the race for quality and excellence. There are several Indian institutions which have approached internationalization in a piecemeal fashion, however, there are no exemplars which have pursued a comprehensive strategy.

This is critical as internationalization is an expensive process with controllable and uncontrollable risks. Further, gaining the confidence of reputed foreign universities for collaborations or recruiting foreign students is a time and resource intensive process.

Comprehensive internationalization is an opportunity to create long-term differentiation and value-addition for the university or college. Here are five steps to approach it:

- Develop an internationalization plan
- Align p…

Why does India lack world-class universities?

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My article--World class aims demand quality--was published in the October 14th issue of the Times Higher Education.
Why does India lack world-class universities? It is easy to point to the lack of resources - money and time - needed to build such institutions. More importantly, however, Indian higher education fails to fully recognise the value of the most essential resource in such an endeavour, namely talent. An awareness of the importance of attracting the best talent - students, faculty and administrators - in delivering quality is sorely missing.
The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2010-11 featured six universities from mainland China, two from Turkey and none from India. The easiest defence for India is to attack the rankings' methodology, but this league table is yet another reminder of the ugly truth of Indian higher education: quality is simply not a priority at institutional or policy level. There is no dearth of self-proclaimed world-class institution…