We live in an era characterized by both globalisation and urbanisation with more than half of the world’s people living in cities and towns.
Universities and colleges are the global connectors among the world’s fast-evolving knowledge economies and cities are the beating hearts of innovation.
This urban-global age provides tertiary education institutions with unprecedented opportunities to mobilise their expertise, prepare young people for the future and drive forward research and policy agendas at the city, national and global levels.
Yet the urban-global age also poses challenges for universities and colleges and the cities and towns of which they are a part, not least because of the changing nature and locations of tertiary education delivery.
This is examined through four lenses:
  • Research and innovation
  • Talent development and flows
  • Societies and communities
  • Leadership
Going Global is a conference for leaders in international education to debate the future of further and higher education.
  • Providing a unique platform for knowledge sharing.
  • Connecting local, national, regional and global agendas.
  • Providing a global network for policy makers and practitioners working in the field of international education.
  • Supporting evidence led policy decisions deriving from research an regional policy dialogues.
  • Supporting global thought leadership. 

Date: 2-4 May 2017
Venue: Queen Elizabeth II Centre, London
              United Kingdom