From internationalisation to global engagement: the evolution of UK university international strategies over the past 30-years

21st October 2020 : 14:00 - 15:00

Category: Webinar

Speaker: Christine Ennew, Tim Gore, Joanna Newman, Dominic Scott

Location: Zoom webinar, registration required

Convener: Simon Marginson

Audience: Public

In memory of Christine Humfrey MBE, founding International Office Director, University of Nottingham.

The University of Nottingham’s pioneering approach to internationalisation is, in so many ways, built on the work of Dr Christine Humfrey (née Shinn), the founding Director of the International Office who sadly passed away on July 10th 2020. From the early 1980s, when the UK’s fee regime for international students dramatically changed, Christine led a transformation in international higher education at the University and was at the forefront of internationalisation across the sector. Nottingham’s International Office was one of the first of its kind within the sector and was distinctive because of its integration of recruitment and partnerships with student welfare and well-being and support for research collaboration.

This webinar will explore the evolution of UK university internationalisation strategies since the 1980s, celebrating Christine’s championing of an holistic approach, through contributions examining the success of Transnational Education, the Prime Minister’s Initiative for International Education and a focus on international student care, and universities wider role in supporting capacity development and collaboration across the Commonwealth.

The webinar will also provide friends and former colleagues with an opportunity to remember Christine and consider, as she continued to do in retirement and as a teacher on the PG Cert for International Student Advisers, the current and future direction of UK university international strategies.

It will cover:

Christine Ennew: Context setting

Tim Gore: Rethinking TNE – Building on Success

Dominic Scott: Broadening our Horizons

Joanna Newman: The role of universities in supporting capacity development

Q&A and an opportunity for discussion and tributes

This webinar is part of the free public seminar programme hosted by the Centre for Global Higher Education (CGHE).