20 May 2015

Who says it best?... A few social media (experts) talking all things related to global education

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There is an overwhelming amount of sources for content regarding international education. And whilst many of the academic journals and published works provide great in-depth insight into the topic, sometimes a snapshot is more desirable. Enter social media and a force of bloggers, tweeters, gramers, posters and the like who can provide just this. But where to start? Not to worry, below are listed 4 sources to wet the appetite, including some background to the source and a snapshot of recent activity.

Christine Ennew

Professor Christine Ennew is Provost and CEO of the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus and Pro Vice Chancellor at the University of Nottingham. Christine graduated from Cambridge University and completed her PhD at Nottingham.

In her recent activity Christine tweets about her concerns over the Planned EU referendum and subsequent risks to UK universities, the makeup of UK TNE International students with high proportion of Chinese and Malay students and similarities regarding tuition fee changes both present and expected, between UK universities and Australian.

Jason Lane

Jason Lane is a Professor, Author and Speaker on HE internationalization, cross-border higher education, branch campuses, economic competitiveness, and university global strategy. Jason does a lot of the work for you, hunting out important issues and sharing them with his network. If you're looking for a non-bias point of reference then Jason is the man to follow.

Jason’s recent activity has highlighted the potential for foreign owned university growth in India, the importance of international education and the existence of the globalization of knowledge base.

Jamil Salmi

Jamil Salmi is a global tertiary education expert with a focus on Policy guidance on system-wide tertiary education reforms, Advice on benchmarking, strategic planning and capacity building to establish world-class universities and improve any type of tertiary education institution and Organization and delivery of leadership training.

Jamil’s recent activity shows his dedication to all things global, with references to internationalization in Brazil, the core values of Canadian Universities, Cost sharing saturation in Mongolian Universities along with references to Mexico, USA Nigeria and many more nations.

David Comp

Last, but certainly not least, David Comp is a truly valuable source for keeping up to date with International education discussions. David currently works as the Associate Director of International Programs at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.  He also serves as a Study Abroad Research Consultant for the Centre for Global Education at the University of California, Los Angeles.  He has worked as the Senior Adviser for International Initiatives in The College and an Assistant Director in the Office of International Affairs, both at The University of Chicago.

Not only can you keep up to date with snippets from David’s twitter account but there is a plethora of information available on his site, https://davidcomp.wordpress.com/. David’s recent discussion have included innovations role in expanding students’ international experiences, US business schools targeting Cuba and an evaluation of countries in crises regarding studies.

This is by no means a list to cover all your information needs regarding the ever changing International Education landscape. This just aims to provide you with some go to sources for short, up to date and valuable insights into the current climate, allowing you to delve as deeper into the topics that interest you. 

As a tomboy child, Holly enjoyed watching wrestling and was The Rock’s biggest fan. She is from a tiny farming village in the north of England and has moved to Sydney to enjoy the city lifestyle. As a conference producer at Akolade, Holly enjoys researching with and learning from key professionals within a range of sectors to produce timely conferences. Furthermore, Holly enjoys how each day in the life of a conference producer is always different and exciting! 

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