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global engagement: global insights programme 2018

Melbourne & Sydney, Australia: Sunday, April 15th - Friday, April 20th, 2018

Our next global engagement: global insights event will be held in April 2018 in Australia. Building on our recent programmes in 2015, 2016 and 2017 this event is also being planned in partnership with the LH Martin Institute at the University of Melbourne and will involve engagement with leaders in Melbourne and Sydney. A copy of the draft programme and how to register your interest can be found here and here.

The agenda combines visits to a diverse range of institutions and discussions with fellow leaders guided by two experienced programme leaders with extensive knowledge of leadership development and international higher education. Whether you are a regular visitor to Australia and already have strong research or teaching links or you are seeking a means of understanding current higher education trends in Australia, you will gain much from the programme.

In particular we aim to provide the following:


  • To identify relevant ideas and insights to inform developments at your institution;
  • To build a new network of colleagues in these regions of Australia as a springboard for future collaboration;
  • To gain an enhanced appreciation of approaches to institutional and system level leadership, management and governance; and
  • To obtain new data and information to help shape the medium to longer-term direction of higher education in a global context.

Who is the programme for?

The programme is for those in senior leadership positions in HEIs and other agencies, from Chief Executive/Vice Chancellor to members of senior leadership teams and those with senior level academic or professional interests in international higher education. The agenda has been specifically designed to provide an opportunity to combine an intensive experience with the option to tailor other business opportunities in the days leading up to or following the programme – in Australia, in South-east Asia or the Middle East – en route to or from Australia.

Our Partners

These events will be run on this occasion with support from our partners, Wonkhe ( and Minerva Search ( Colleagues from Wonkhe and Minerva will join the event providing further opportunities to relate the experience to the UK policy context and to individual career development.