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global engagement: global insights programme

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, 24th April - 29th April, 2016

Our fifth global engagement: global insights event will be held in April 2016 in the USA. Working in partnership with the University of Pennsylvania this event builds on our most recent event this year. Further details about the programme and how to register your interest can be found here and here.

With a focus on Changing Contexts: The Need for New Business Models, Academic Innovation and Other Responses to a More Resource Constrained Environmentt it provides a real opportunity to share experiences of how all HE leaders are responding to these common global challenges.

Why Philadelphia?

Philadelphia offers a distinctive and varied range of US HE institutions. Whether you are a regular visitor to the US and already have strong research or teaching links or you are seeking a means of understanding current issues facing HE in the US, you will gain much from the programme. In particular we intend to provide the following:


  • To identify relevant ideas and insights to inform developments at your institution;
  • To build a new network of colleagues in this region of the US as a springboard for future collaboration;
  • To gain an enhanced appreciation of approaches to institutional leadership, management and governance;
  • To engage in discussions with other senior level HE leaders about the shifts taking place in the public role, purpose and expectations of universities; and
  • To obtain new data and information to help shape the medium to longer-term direction of HE in your country.

Who are the participants?

The programme is designed for those in senior leadership positions in HEIs and other agencies, from Chief Executive/Vice Chancellor/Rector to members of senior leadership teams and those with senior level academic or professional interests in international higher education. It is intentionally designed to encourage sharing of views - particularly across geographical boundaries.