Conference on Internationalisation of Higher Education to be held in Pune

Symbiosis International University (SIU) and Association of Indian Universities (AIU) have jointly organized the grand educational event.

PUNE: Symbiosis International University (SIU) and Association of Indian Universities (AIU) is jointly organising an international conference on “The Changing Landscape of Internationalisation of Higher Education” on 9th and 10th April, 2017 at SIU, Lavale Campus.

Chief Guest, Prakash Javadekar,  Minister for Human Resource Development, Government of India, will inaugurate the conference at 11:30am on 9th April at SIU, Lavale Campus.

The two-day conference will be preceded by a Curtain Raiser on 8th April – A Roundtable Discussion on ‘Building World Class Universities’ especially for Vice Chancellors, senior faculty/administrators, and representatives from educational agencies and government departments.

This conference is organised to explore internationalisation in a comprehensive and multi-level framework. The focus will be on the advantages and challenges of internationalisation of higher education and have discussions on the ethos and dynamics of Internationalisation of Higher Education in the country and across borders.

The event marks the beginning of a new phase in the initiatives on Internationalisation of higher education in India.Various sessions will deliberate the significance of creating an institutional ecosystem for internationalisation and will include wide-ranging subjects such as varied theoretical concepts in understanding internationalisation of higher education, internationalisation in respect of the regulatory framework and public policy, internationalisation as an institutional mission and organisational practice, “best practices” across institutions, limitations of cross-border mobility, and intercultural integration.

Attendees will explore the academic practices that serve the goal of positive student learning outcomes, including elements of curricular and co-curricular learning environments, the role of technology, cross-cultural proficiencies, global competencies, and modern advances in pedagogy.

On the whole, this conference expects to harness strategies, expertise, and resources in internationalisation across the widest spectrum of the higher education community in India and abroad. The track details of the conference comprises Creating an ecosystem for internationalisation,  Cross-border Higher Education , Internationalisation@home and Building Successful Partnerships.

The conference will be attended by educationists, leaders from institutions, academics, and researchers from around the world. Renowned Indian policy makers, legislators, civil servants, and members of civil society organizations will participate in the discussions.

Additionally, members of many international and regional organizations devoted to internationalisation will also participate, as will representatives of foreign embassies, including consuls and education attaché. It is relatable that delegates from organizations engaged in global academic rankings will share their views in the discussions and workshops, led by Vice Chancellors of Indian and international universities, subject experts in the field of internationalisation of higher education.


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