Going Global is the British Council’s conference for leaders of international education to debate the future of further and higher education.
Monday 13 to Wednesday 15 May 2019, Berlin, Germany
This year's theme is Knowledge diplomacy and the digital world: does international tertiary education have a role?
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?
- The conference provides a unique platform for knowledge sharing.
- Connecting local, national, regional and global agendas;
- Providing a global network for policy makers and practitioners working in the field of international education;
- Supporting evidence led policy decisions deriving from research and regional policy dialogues;
- Supporting global thought leadership.
Who should attend?
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, then we look forward to seeing you there.