At the 35th annual Association of International Education Administrators conference in Washington DC this week, concerns were high as stakeholders reevaluated student mobility and international partnerships.
Delegates and thought leaders explored how to incorporate social responsibility into the curriculum and underlined the need to create “global citizens”, at the recent annual conference of the Association of International Education Administrators.
Despite budgetary challenges, evolving technology and shifting demographics higher education institutions have placed innovation and widening access to international experiences at the top of their agendas according to stakeholders at the AIEA conference held this week in Washington, DC.
The AIEA conference revealed priorities of leading study destinations: how to ensure dual outcomes from international education; how to encourage Western outbound student flow and how to measure/improve academic performance of the global cohort.
China is pursuing an objective to host half a million international students by 2020, it was confirmed at the Asia-Pacific Association for International Education (APAIE) conference this week in Hong Kong. Zhang Xiuqin of China's Ministry of Education also encouraged the more than 1,300 delegates to "seize the opportunity to increase collaboration" in higher education.