UWI VICE-CHANCELLOR TO TALK STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS AT GLOBAL HIGHER EDUCATION CONFERENCE

Professor E. Nigel Harris, Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies (The UWI) has been invited to speak at Going Global, the annual flagship conference of the British Council, in Miami this month.

Going Global brings together Higher Education Institutes (HEI) representatives from around the world to share best practices, network and strategies about the future of Higher Education and presents an ideal opportunity to showcase The UWI and the higher education system of the Caribbean to a highly relevant audience of international policymakers and HEI’s, in collaboration with the British Council.

Vice-Chancellor Harris has been invited to serve on three panels: Strategic Partnerships and Inclusive Internationalisation and on the final wrap up panel.

Vice-Chancellor Harris has been invited to serve on three panels: Strategic Partnerships and Inclusive Internationalisation and on the final wrap up panel.

Strategic partnerships will consider the major role of international partnerships in driving innovation and delivering impact and the models that have been developed in this regard. The session will consider models from the universities of the West Indies, Warwick and Monash and Swansea.

Inclusive internationalisation focusses on internationalisation as a hallmark of, and a path to, quality in higher education. Internationalisation is therefore essential for all types of institutions, in all disciplines, for all students, faculty and staff. The panel will question, among other things, whether inclusive internationalisation has been achieved, what distance remains to be travelled and the measures needed to reach this objective at institutional and policy levels.

Vice-Chancellor Harris sees The UWI’s singular focus at Going Global is to position the University in the global landscape as an authority in small island state development and an ideal global partner.

He notes, "The UWI, as the largest university in the English-speaking Caribbean, and as one of just two regional (multi country) universities worldwide, is well placed to take advantage of regional and international partnerships to strengthen its mandate as an engine of development in teaching, research and public service."

He notes, “The UWI, as the largest university in the English-speaking Caribbean, and as one of just two regional (multi country) universities worldwide, is well placed to take advantage of regional and international partnerships to strengthen its mandate as an engine of development in teaching, research and public service.”

The UWI will also have a booth and host a breakfast meeting for selected stakeholders, based on The UWI’s strategic projects as a cursor to partnership building. Caribbean Export Development Agency, the only regional trade and investment promotion agency in the African, Caribbean and Pacific group, is the main sponsor ensuring The UWI’s participation at Going Global. Going Global 2014 takes place in Miami from April 29 to May 1, 2014.

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