Going Global 2013 - Themes
The themes for Going Global 2014 are currently being discussed and finalised by our international steering committee and will be available on this page in May 2013, shortly before the call for proposals opens.
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The theme for Going Global 2013 was 'Global education: knowledge-based economies for 21st century nations' and looked at the challenges and opportunities facing tertiary and further education institutions in the conext of three key issues:
1. Research and innovation: the role of international collaboration:
- Research and innovation: what are the challenging questions (intellectual property, national funding systems etc) and what are the innovative answers?
- The value and impact of multilateral research: are the outcomes of conducting multilateral research worth the challenges?
- How are research hubs being established; how are they working and what do they contribute to nations, communities and cultures?
- Investing in research networks for the future: what should we invest in and what should we expect as the return on investment?
2. Developing skilled knowledge workers: the role of international collaboration:
- What does ‘employability’ mean in the context of a wealth of nations; how are these skills being developed?
- How are governments, employers, universities and colleges responding to the challenges of creating workforce skills for economic diversification?
- What systems underpin the development of global skills and competences; how internationalised are those systems?
3. Internationalising tertiary education structures and systems:
- Education cities and hubs: what is their contribution to global, national and local community agendas?
- How does transnational education impact on local and national culture, identity and gender issues - and are there inherent tensions between the provider and the local cultural setting?
- How is transnational education contributing to the economy, prosperity and well-being of host and source nations?
- What structures and systems ensure high quality education provision together with high quality student experience?