Event details

Shaping the Agenda for International Higher Education Research: IRR Network Convenors Showcase

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

IRR (International Research and Researchers), the SRHE network devoted to international issues, has traditionally convened events related to (i) higher education in different country contexts and (ii) global and transnational higher education issues. SRHE is delighted to welcome two new IRR network convenors this year, Ye Liu and Josef Ploner, who have joined Emily Henderson to form the new convening group.

To mark this new era for IRR, the convenors are holding a showcase event to present their research, and to invite discussion about which themes and issues the network should address in the future. One of our goals for IRR is to establish a core membership; researchers and practitioners working in the field of international higher education are invited to this event, in order to contribute to the aspirations for the IRR network.

The papers in the showcase represent the two strands of the IRR network remit: Ye Liu (Kings College London) will present on university students and civic engagement in the context of Chinese higher education, while Josef Ploner’s (University of Hull) paper addresses the transnational context of international student mobility to the UK, including the development of the concept of academic hospitality. Emily Henderson’s paper spans both strands by focusing on research culture and access to spaces of global knowledge production. The showcase will conclude with a discussion of the papers by Elaine Unterhalter (UCL Institute of Education), framed as a prompt for a wider discussion of the priorities and ambitions for the IRR network.




Exploring the role of higher education in shaping civic engagement and trust: the case of contemporary China

Ye Liu, Kings College London


International students’ transitions to UK Higher Education – revisiting the concept and practice of academic hospitality

Josef Ploner, University of Hull


Institutional research culture and access to spaces of global knowledge production: colonial answers to colonial questions?

Emily F Henderson, University of Warwick

Network: International Research and Researchers
Date(s): Tuesday, 26 June 2018
Times: 11:30 - 15:30
Signup Deadline: Friday, 22 June 2018
Location: SRHE, 73 Collier St, London N1 9BE
Lunch Provided: Yes
Spaces Left: Places available
Prices: Members: Free, Guests: £60.00
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