Senior university managers and leaders will gather at an international conference at The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC)
to share best practice around developing and operating campuses abroad.
The third International Leadership Conference: Managing Global Universities
, will take place from 4-7 November and will provide practical advice and guidance for senior managers and leaders of universities worldwide who intend to develop a strong global presence.
The four-day intensive programme is designed by professional managers responsible for planning and running the University’s campuses in Asia and builds on Nottingham’s strengths as a successful research-led UK university with an excellent reputation for international leadership and management.
This specialised conference presents speakers from many other international institutions with expertise in globalising higher education. These include senior managers from i-graduate, Benoy, The Parthenon Group, The Association of Business Schools, the British Council and other universities; Murdoch University, the University of Liverpool and the University of the West of Scotland.
Dr Paul Greatrix, Registrar of the University and Programme Leader said: ”The conference packs in a mix of keynote speeches, workshops, discussions and networking opportunities which will be invaluable to representatives from universities who want advice and guidance on how to develop on a global scale.
“This is the third time we have hosted the conference and it has previously been a huge success. The conference is about sharing best practice with a range of international experts in higher education all with a mix of unique experiences. It is therefore an excellent opportunity for all delegates to learn from one another.”
Nottingham’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor David Greenaway, as well as the University’s Registrar, the Director of Marketing, Communications and Recruitment, the Assistant Pro-Vice Chancellor for Teaching and Learning and the Deputy Director of Human Resources will all participate in speeches and workshop sessions.
Nottingham’s international leaders, the President of UNNC, the Provost and CEO of The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC), the Provost and the Vice Provost of UNNC will also play a role.
The University established its first overseas campus in Malaysia 13 years ago and has since won two Queen’s Awards — one for Enterprise in International Trade in 2001 and another in 2006 in recognition of Nottingham’s position as the world’s first foreign university to receive a licence to open a campus in China.
The result was the opening in 2004 of the campus in the prosperous and successful city of Ningbo in Zhejiang Province. UNNC now has over 5,800 students.
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Notes to editors: The University of Nottinghamhas 42,000 students at award-winning campuses in the United Kingdom, China and Malaysia. It was ‘one of the first to embrace a truly international approach to higher education’, according to the Sunday Times University Guide 2013. It is also one of the most popular universities among graduate employers, one of the world’s greenest universities, and winner of the Times Higher Education Award for ‘Outstanding Contribution to Sustainable Development’. It is ranked in the UK's Top 10 and the World's Top 75 universities by the Shanghai Jiao Tong and the QS World Rankings.
More than 90 per cent of research at The University of Nottingham is of international quality, according to the most recent Research Assessment Exercise. The University aims to be recognised around the world for its signature contributions, especially in global food security, energy & sustainability, and health. The University won a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education for its research into global food security.
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