Professor Rebecca Hughes
Professor Rebecca Hughes is Pro Vice-Chancellor International at the University of Sheffield since March 2011. Rebecca works to further develop the University’s reputation for research and teaching of the highest international quality, working in partnership with leading universities and companies around the world in areas of shared interest. She also promotes links between local and international communities.
Professor Hughes has published widely on her personal research interest of spoken language and given presentations on this topic at a number of international conferences. She has also regularly contributed to debates surrounding the globalised Higher Education system in forums such as the OECD and the British Council where she brings the combination of a 20 year career working in University internationalisation and an Applied Linguistics researcher to issues of language policy.
Rebecca is Chair of the White Rose Advisory Group on East Asian Studies, Chair of the Worldwide Universities Network Global Challenge on Higher Education and Research, member of the board of governors of the Institute for Managers in Higher Education, Higher Education and Skills Division at the OECD.
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