The British Council announces its Going Global Asia Pacific Conference to be held in Singapore. The conference aims at having a strategic venue for leaders in international education to exchange expertise and create a global network to impact the future of higher education around the globe. The event also commemorates the British Council’s arrival in Singapore 75 years ago and its contribution to the development of the city-state through its efforts in the fields of English language instruction, education, the arts, and culture.
The conference’s focus will be on international education in the UK and the Asia-Pacific region, specifically on how to pursue equality in an unequal society. This theme is significant when worldwide pandemic-related inequities in educational possibilities are on the rise. In order to benefit hundreds of millions of people in the UK and Asia Pacific area, the conference aspires to rethink the future of education and construct better, more inclusive, globally connected educational institutions through the exchange of knowledge and ideas.
Maddalaine Ansell, Director of Education, British Council, and Sir Steve Smith, International Education Champion, will give opening remarks at the conference. The context for education in a changing world; addressing gender gaps in higher education; digital inclusion; and how higher education institutions can support climate action are just a few of the important topics that will be covered.
Venue: The Sands Expo and Convention Centre at Marina Bay Sands (10 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 01895) at the Roselle-Simpor Ballroom on level 4.
- Senior leaders (eg: Vice Chancellor or president) of tertiary education institutions from and engaged in international partnerships between the UK and the Asia Pacific region
- Funders of international education – both national and multinational
- Heads of other sector bodies (quality assurance, leadership etc)
- Heads of multinational associations of universities
- Senior government officials
For more information, one can visit the official website of the event.
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