Opportunities for Internationalisation in Higher Education

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Opportunities for Internationalisation outlines the obstacles, benefits, development strategies for success and creating the right environment in Higher Education for international partnership. Plus some practical examples.

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Opportunities for Internationalisation in Higher Education

  1. 1. Opportunities for Internationalisation Barbara Howell B.Howell@rave.ac.uk 7th October 2010
  2. 2. Overview  The story so far…  Obstacles  Benefits  Strategy  Creating the environment  Practical examples 7th October 2010 Learning and Teaching Conference 2
  3. 3. The story so far…  Doncaster College  Unit on global issues - France, Spain  Sheffield Hallam University  Malaysia - collaboration  Leeds Met University  Africa - overseas block teaching  FTK - distance learning  Hong Kong - joint delivery  Ravensbourne… 7th October 2010 Learning and Teaching Conference 3
  4. 4. Obstacles  Funding  Backfill  Student travel  Experience of staff/students  cultures  customs  Support  Motivation/interest/insecurity  Competing priorities for staff/institution –  Time to develop relationships  Administration and communication difficulties  Politics 7th October 2010 Learning and Teaching Conference 4
  5. 5. Benefits  International dimension to the curriculum  Enhanced experience for UK and international students  Opportunities for knowledge transfer  Innovative teaching  Increased revenue  Raised profile  Diverse opportunities for staff 7th October 2010 Learning and Teaching Conference 5
  6. 6. Strategy  Targeted  Particular countries  Institutions  Niche  Mutual benefit  Collaboration  Curriculum development  Funded and non-funded projects  Knowledge transfer  Staff/student exchange 7th October 2010 Learning and Teaching Conference 6
  7. 7. Creating The Right Environment  Champions/Enthusiasts  Working with international alumni  Working with UK and international partners –  Independent visits  British Council  Funding applications  Prime Minister’s Initiative for International Education  Working with agents 7th October 2010 Learning and Teaching Conference 7
  8. 8. Practical Applications  PMI bid - China, Beijing  UK-ERI - India  International competitions/projects - Japan  Staff teaching overseas - Korea  Student/staff volunteering - Zambia 7th October 2010 Learning and Teaching Conference 8
  9. 9. 7th October 2010 Learning and Teaching Conference 9
  10. 10. Many Thanks Barbara Howell Head of Faculty Communication Media Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication Media B.Howell@rave.ac.uk 7th October 2010 Learning and Teaching Conference 10

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