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Migration and academic acculturation

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Due to globalisation, there has been an increase in cross border travel and in the number of academics working in foreign Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). It is estimated that in UK around 28% of the academics are non-British (HEFCE, 2016). The presence of these international academics in the UK HEIs offers both opportunities and challenges to themselves, students, their colleagues and the HEIs. This has led to an increased interest in academics’ mobility, and the consequent adjustments and adaptations the migrant academics make in their new work environments. The presence of these migrant academics coming from different educational and professional value systems is also likely to have an impact on the professional lives of the native academics. The proposed seminar intends to draw attention to the various facets of academic migration and its consequences both for the migrant and for the native academics. The intention is that the seminar will help bring to light some of the challenges and opportunities offered both for migrant and native academics by academic migration.


The event includes a presentation by Dr Namrata Rao, 'Migration and Academic Acculturation', a selection of perspectives from migrant academics working in different countries (Dr Erik Blair, Dr Henry Kum and Dr Maja Jankowska), a presentation by Professor Ian Kinchin, 'Migrant Academics and Professional Learning Gains: Perspectives of the Native Academics', and an interactive panel discussion on 'Academic Migration, the Way Forward' with Dr Thushari Welikala, Dr Chloe Shu Hua Yeh, Will Mace and Dr Anesa Hosein

Network: International Research and Researchers
Date(s): Thursday, 19 April 2018
Times: 11:00 - 16:00
Location: SRHE, 73 Collier St, London N1 9BE
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Migration and academic acculturation Perspectives of a Migrant Academic
Dr Erik Blair
The ‘New’ Professional Emigrant: Complexities and cultural challenges of Cross Bordertransitions
Henry Kum
Migrant academics and professional learning gains.
Professor Ian Kinchin
Perspectives of the Migrant Academics‘Home’ Academic not at Home
Dr Maja Jankowska
Migration and Academic Acculturation
Dr Namrata Rao
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