The Covid-19 crisis has brought the world to a standstill: countries have imposed travel bans and borders have closed. University campuses have shut down, face-to-face instruction has been suspended, and student mobility has come to a halt. As virtual learning becomes the new normal, the education sector across the world now faces an immense pressure to swiftly and efficiently adapt to these changes.
The impact of the crisis on international education and transnational education (TNE) has been unprecedented, raising questions such as:
- How has the perception on and the significance of TNE changed, for better or worse? Will it have a greater appeal as a result of limited mobility, or will TNE development and delivery be more challenging moving forward?
- How can the UK and East Asia continue to lead and innovate TNE partnerships throughout Covid-19 and beyond?
- What should education leaders and higher education institutions in the UK and East Asia do to sustain quality delivery and a positive student experience?
- Will TNE play an even bigger role in the internationalisation of education?
- What can we learn from our experiences today to shape the future of TNE?
This forms part of British Council’s Education Futures initiative, a series of in-depth discussions on key topics of global implications for the international education industry. Our aim is to support the UK and East Asia’s strategic action planning and decision making, allowing the education sectors to better anticipate challenges, manage risks and respond to opportunities.
Think TNE is British Council East Asia’s flagship dialogue series on quality and excellence in transnational education. It comprises education policy events that cover a wide range of TNE topics such as quality assurance, student experience, academic and talent development, and employer engagement. Leading education experts in the UK and East Asia will be engaged discuss top priorities and challenges in the development and delivery of TNE.
- To inform education practitioners in East Asia on actions taken by the UK education sector in response to the impact of Covid-19, and vice versa, allowing stakeholders to examine which plans and strategies are applicable to their contexts
- To catalyse innovation in international education, further driving development of joint UK-East Asia TNE programmes
- To encourage continuous strategic engagement and collaboration between TNE providers in the UK and East Asia during and post Covid-19
TNE experts - including policymakers, educators and leading practitioners from the UK and East Asia—will be invited to present and steer discussion.
- TNE strategists and higher education experts from the UK and East Asia
- TNE providers and practitioners
- Representatives from higher education institutions
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