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Prof. Jane Knight

Brief Biography:


Professor Jane Knight of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, focuses her research on the international dimension of higher education at the institutional, national, regional and international levels. Her work in over 70 countries with universities, governments, and UN Agencies helps to bring a comparative, development and international perspective to her research, teaching and policy work. She has been a visiting scholar at numerous universities including in India, Japan, Malaysia, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Germany and South Africa. She is the author of numerous publications on internationalisation concepts and strategies, quality assurance, institutional management, trade, education hubs, and crossborder education. She is the co-founder of the African Network for the Internationalization of Education and sits on the advisory boards of several international organizations, universities, and journals. She is the recipient of several awards and honorary doctorates from the University of Exeter in the UK and Symbiosis International University in India and recently received the Outstanding Researcher Award from the European Association for Institutional Research and the Gilbert Medal from Universitas 21 for her contribution to higher education internationalization.


Title of the Lecture:

International Program and Provider Mobility: Innovation and Challenges



During the last two decades there has been an exponential increased in all forms of international academic mobility – student and scholar, programs and providers, policies and regulations, and the universal exchange of knowledge, ideas, values and culture. The diversity in the modes and forms of mobility is unprecedented. International Program and Provider Mobility (IPPM), in particular, is changing the landscape of international higher education. It is no longer only the students who are moving. Academic programs and providers are moving to the students. New models and modes of delivery such as joint universities, twining, and double degrees programs, international branch campuses, franchise arrangements, and MOOCS are emerging. This has brought new opportunities and innovation to higher education but has also raised new issues and potential risks such as quality assurance, qualification recognition and relevance of curriculum. There is no doubt that international program and provider mobility is growing in scale and scope. In many countries it can provide 15% of higher education (HE) provision and in others up to 45%. There are significant new developments, challenges and opportunities with IPPM and it is time to be more vigilant regarding the classification used to categorize program and provider mobility, the policies and regulations that guide it, and the collection of international program and enrolment data. This presentation will address some of the innovations in international program and provider mobility and also some of the complexities and challenges.




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