The University of Nottingham has brought together a global group of prestigious universities to Indonesia to explore the impact and benefits of transnational education.
Delegates from 15 higher education institutions from around the world, all of which have teaching collaborations with the University of Nottingham, shared best practice on a range of topics including developing partnerships in new markets, cultural and structural challenges and distance learning.
Building on the success of last year’s inaugural Nottingham Global Network event in Kuala Lumpur, this year’s two-day event, hosted by BINUS University in Jakarta on 1-2 July, came at an important time for international education in Indonesia, and part of the focus included partnership development in the country.
The University of Nottingham, which was represented by delegates from its three campuses in the UK, Malaysia and China, currently has research and teaching links with 69 institutions around the world.
Professor Christine Ennew, Pro-Vice Chancellor, CEO and Provost, The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus, said: “The Nottingham Global Network provides a unique opportunity to bring together universities which all share a commitment to working in partnership to enhance the experiences of our students and to share our expertise.
“We were especially pleased to be able to host the Network’s second meeting in Indonesia – a country where economic growth and development has sparked a real appetite for greater international collaboration in higher education.”
The network included delegates from partner universities from as far afield as Australia, Sweden, India, Thailand, Indonesia, China, Malaysia and Taiwan.
As well as providing an opportunity for universities to engage with teaching partnerships, delegates had opportunities to extend their collaborations with both the University of Nottingham and other partners within the network.
The final afternoon culminated in a global leadership forum entitled ‘Excellence in Leading Higher Education in a Globalised World’, attended by academics and business people from across Indonesia. Speakers included Professor Ennew and Professor Dr Ir Satryo Brodjonegoro, Advisor to BINUS University.
The University of Nottingham won awards in recognition of its international strategy at this year’s the Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards and the inaugural Guardian University Awards.
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