Mumbai: 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- Shri. Prakash Javadekar, Hon’ble Minister of Human Resource Development will inaugurate the function at 11-30am at SIU, Lavale Campus.
The Conference is organized to explore internationalization in a comprehensive and multi-level framework. It will focus on elaborating an analytic outline that challenges institutions and educationists to open the opportunities for international education to all those who comprise the higher education co-hort. The discussions are planned with a definitive focus to emphasize operability by delving into grounded practices to infuse a home-grown ethos of internationalization across all common institutional spaces.
This Conference intends to discuss and deliberate on the dynamics of Internationalisation of Higher Education in the country and across borders .This event shall mark the beginning of a new phase in the initiatives on Internationalisation of higher education in India.
Highlighted in the sessions will be the significance of creating an institutional ecosystem for internationalization. This will include wide-ranging subjects such as the varied theoretical concepts in understanding internationalization of higher education, internationalization in respect of the regulatory framework and public policy, internationalization as an institutional mission and organizational practice, “best practices” across institutions, limitations of cross-border mobility, and inter-cultural integration. Also explored will be 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 in “high-skills,” modern advances in pedagogy, and student success and retention.
The Conference is expected to harness strategies, expertise, and resources in internationalization across the widest spectrum of the higher education community in India and abroad.
Track 1: Creating an ecosystem for internationalization
Track 2: Cross-border Higher Education
Track 3: Internationalization@home
Track 4: Building Successful Partnerships
The two-day conference will be preceded by a Curtain Raiser on 8th April- A Round Table Discussion on ‘Building World Class Universities’ especially for the vice chancellors, senior faculty/administrators and representatives from educational agencies and government departments.
The Conference will host educationists, institution leaders, 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. Members of many international and regional organizations devoted to internationalization will join in, 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. Vice Chancellors of institutions in India and neighboring countries and subject experts in the field of internationalization will lead the discussions.