2.4.1. Key drivers of internationalisation and encouraging student mobility

Date:  Thursday 8 October
Time: 2:25PM - 3:40PM
Location: P1

Session Type: Thematic session

Chair: Ms Sonia Chan, Manager Strategic International Development, Swinburne University of Technology (Australia)

Key drivers of internationalisation – a comparison between ‘cathedrals of learning’ and ‘cathedrals of earning’ (1050)

The world is in a state of flux. Old, slow-moving establishments are being replaced by new agile systems. The only way for academia to survive in this changing environment is to reinvent itself. This session will explore one of the drivers of change: internationalisation. It will provide information on the global picture of how truly international higher education institutions are. What are the key drivers in academia, what are the pros and cons of internationalisation and what lessons can be learnt from the corporate world? In comparing the cathedrals of learning with the cathedrals of earning, the speakers will bring in best practice from the corporate world and how it handles internationalisation of its organisations plus the lessons that the corporate world can learn from academia.

Key interest area (KIA): INT
Sector(s): HE

Ms Nannette Ripmeester, Director, Expertise in Labour Mobility, Netherlands
Dr Irene Jansen, Director Regional Office, Jackarta, DAAD, Indonesia