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Studying Abroad: Is it a Thing of Past?

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Komiljon Karimov, Rector of Westminster International University in Tashkent, is to participate as a speaker at Higher Education Dialogues series webinar organized by British Council programme, which will help you, connect with colleagues from around the world and share your experience.

The session will take place 1 July, 16.00–17.00 Tashkent time and theme of the discussion will be ‘Is studying abroad a thing of the past?’   

Many universities are already concerned about the student enrolment this autumn, including some UK universities with regard to international students.  While the virus is still out there and the various travel restrictions in place, many significant questions arise.

  • What is the future of student mobility?  Will we see more intra-regional student mobility?
  • How will the pandemic redistribute international student flows?
  • What can universities do to enhance the experience of study abroad if travel restrictions remain in place in the foreseeable future?

Join this session to explore how the current Covid-19 crisis will affect the demand for student mobility in the long term. The panel will answer your questions live during the session.

About the speakers:                                                                           

Prof. Simon Marginson - Professor of Higher Education, University of Oxford, Director of the Centre for Global Higher Education and Editor-in-Chief of Higher Education, the international journal of Higher Education research. He researches global and international higher education, higher education in East Asia, and higher education and social inequality. He also prepares reports and commentary in relation to education policy.

Alan Mackay - Deputy Vice-Principal International and Director, Edinburgh Global, University of Edinburgh. Alan provides strategic leadership on internationalisation and works with senior leaders to advance the University’s international ambition and partnership. He directs the University’s international operation and has over twenty years of experience in international higher education

Komiljon Karimov - Rector, Westminster International University in Tashkent (WIUT). His previous work experience includes Senior Officer positions in UN agencies such as UNESCO and UNICEF where he dealt with the development challenges in the area of Education and Healthcare. Mr. Karimov holds a PhD degree in Political Sciences and International Relations from the University of World Economy and Diplomacy in Tashkent.

Janet Ilieva - Director of Education Insight.  Janet is founder and director of Education Insight, a research consultancy specialising in international higher education. Janet’s research focus is on national policies for higher education engagement, global student mobility and transnational education. 

Moderator Matt Durnin - Global Head of Insights and Consultancy, British Council. Mat is specialising in the economics of higher education, he leads a team of global analysts to provide UK institutions with the data, analysis and insights required to succeed in the rapidly changing international education industry

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