For more information on this event, please visit Going Global 2019 website.
Knowledge diplomacy and the digital world: does international tertiary education have a role?
13-15 May 2019, Berlin Congress Centre, Germany
As the digital world transforms our society, it brings both immense opportunities and significant risks. New technologies and platforms are revolutionising the way that knowledge is produced, accessed and used globally. Solutions to many of the world’s greatest challenges are increasingly within reach. The speed and scale of change is also disrupting labour markets and business models, radically changing the nature of jobs and the skills required. While technologies are creating huge opportunities and wealth for some, many more remain excluded, deepening inequality and polarising societies.
Historically, international tertiary education has fulfilled a unique position as a global knowledge producer, developer of high level skills and powerful anchor in local and global society. In a radically different future world, however, how relevant will it be and what contribution can it make?
Going Global will debate the role of international tertiary education in this new paradigm, focusing through a policy or practice lens, on four roles:
- Global knowledge producer
- High level skills development
- Global society anchor and solution provider
- Leader and partner in a future world
If you are a university or college vice-chancellor, president or principal, an adviser, minister or government representative, journalist or policy and strategy maker, or a professional and trade body working in international education, find out how to get involved.
Registration for Going Global will open in 2019.