2.4.2. Café session: 'Regulating cross-border institution mobility in APEC economies – an analysis of policy in eight contexts'
Date: Thursday 8 October
Time: 2:25PM - 3:40PM
Session Type: Cafe session
Facilitator: Dr Sarah Richardson, Principal Research Fellow, Australian Council for Educational Research (Australia)
Regulating cross-border institution mobility in APEC economies – an analysis of policy in eight contexts (1004)
Many Australian higher education institutions (HEIs) are interested in expanding their offshore activities. However, this is complicated by significant variations in how cross-border education is regulated. In this interactive session, you will have the opportunity to learn about the regulatory environment in eight APEC economies: China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, The Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam. The presenter will share insights gained from in-depth interviews with 68 policymakers, institutional leaders and regulators in each economy during a project commissioned by the APEC Secretariat in 2014. This will include regulations, practices, policies and interpretations that both facilitate and limit the mobility of HEIs in each economy. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss their own experiences and the potential that each economy holds for the Australian higher education sector. The presenter will also discuss the common partnership growth pattern that she found to characterise most cases of HEI mobility and the important considerations this raises for institutions with an interest in establishing international collaborations. This session will be of significant interest to institutional leaders, anyone involved in marketing and recruitment, TNE, student mobility and anyone with an interest in internationalisation of the curriculum. While focused on higher education, the presentation will also be of interest to those in the VET and ELICOS sectors.
Key interest area (KIA): TNE
Sector(s): ELT, HE, VET
Dr Sarah Richardson, Principal Research Fellow, Australian Council for Educational Research, Australia