2.3.4. Using data to shape responsible internationalisation strategies: lessons learned from Canadian universities

Date:  Thursday 8 October
Time: 1:00PM - 2:15PM
Location: R4

Session Type: Panel

Chair: Mr Douglas Proctor, PhD candidate, The University of Melbourne (Australia)

Using data to shape responsible internationalisation strategies: lessons learned from Canadian universities (1180)

In 2014, the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (now Universities Canada) conducted an internationalisation survey to develop a comprehensive overview of internationalisation trends at Canadian universities and to chart their global engagement. Survey highlights demonstrate how national aggregate survey data can help higher education institutions to benchmark their international activities and strategically shape their internationalisation programs and policies. Canadian universities’ international activities are growing broader, deeper and more sophisticated. The pace of internationalisation has accelerated. The panel will seek to address how internationalisation strategies can be developed to manage growth in a responsible manner that maintains quality. Presenters will provide examples of Canadian universities’ efforts to ensure access and equity as they develop international opportunities for students and staff. The panel will also feature a comparative analysis of how aggregate data such as surveys and benchmarking have assisted Canadian and Australian universities to improve their internationalisation activities.


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

Speakers:
Mr Douglas Proctor, PhD candidate, The University of Melbourne, Australia
Ms Gail Bowkett, Director of Research and International Relations, Universities Canada, Canada
Ms Rhonda Friesen, Manager, International Office, University of Manitoba, Canada