The Faculty of Education at the University of Hull is establishing a research network which seeks to promote collaboration and stimulate research on ‘New Forms of Internationalisation’ in Higher Education. This network aims to establish and foster international research collaborations between research intensive institutions and leading academics in the UK, Europe and East and South East Asia (for a detailed summary of the aims and scope of this network please see attached document).

This one-day research and networking event marks the launch of this network.This event will be attended by established UK, European and East and South East Asian scholars, early career researchers and PhD students and will be a stimulating platform for discussing emerging forms of internationalisation. The aim is to develop future pathways for collaborative research between European and East and South East Asian academics.
Keynote address: 
Higher education and science in emerging East Asia: Challenges for UK universities
Professor Simon Marginson (UCL, Institute of Education)
ABSTRACT: The talk will outline the extraordinary dynamism of school-age learning, higher education and science in China, Taiwan, Korea and Singapore as well as the emerging potentials of Vietnam and SE Asia. East Asia has become the world’s third great region of education and technological innovation, joining Europe/UK and North America. There is as yet only modest awareness of East Asia in universities in the UK, a nation currently struggling to manage its international student policy and its location in Europe, let alone relations with China et al. The level of UK research collaboration into East Asia is lower than in the other English-speaking countries. While there is a danger that the UK will be left behind, there are also immense possibilities for exciting new developments in cross-border education and research. 




10.30 – 11.00     Arrival, Refreshments and Networking (Conference Room 3, Staff House, University of Hull)

11.00 – 11:15     Welcome Address

11.15 – 12.45     Introduction to the Hull East Asia Research Collaborations Network (Dean of Faculty of Education, Dina Lewis and Catherine Montgomery, Associate Dean) followed by interactive networking session focusing on the themes of the network. Feedback to be led by Dr Janette Ryan

12.45 – 13.45     Lunch and Networking (The Jubilee Restaurant, Staff House)

13.45 – 15.15     Parallel Sessions (Wilberforce Building)


Parallel Session 1

Lecture Room 14, Wilberforce



Parallel Session 2

Lecture Room 29, Wilberforce Building

Chair: Dr Viv Caruana

(Leeds Beckett University)

Chair: Professor Bruce Macfarlane

(University of Southampton)

Professor Barbara Kehm

(University of Glasgow) New forms of international doctoral research: European – Asian connections

Dr Janette Ryan (Oxford)

China’s higher education reform and internationalisation

Tia Punmanee and Dr. Craig Wheway (Thailand/Canterbury Christ Church University) Internationalisation of Thai higher education - some critical reflections

Li Siyan, PhD student (University of Leeds)

‘Soft Power internationalisation’ – The going-out strategies of China’s Confucius Institute

Professor Adrian Holliday

(Canterbury Christ Church University)

Doctoral students and cultural travel – intercultural learning, enhancing status and identity

Professor Daibo (Peter) Chen

(East China University of Political Science and Law/University of York)

Internationalising Chinese Universities: Challenges and Opportunities



15:15 – 15:45     Network Plenary – The Way Forward (Wilberforce Lecture Room 29)

15:45 – 16:00     Refreshment Break (First Floor Concourse, Wilberforce)

16:00 – 17:30      Keynote Address: Professor Simon Marginson, UCL Institute of Education (Wilberforce, Lecture Theatre 15)

17.30 – 18:30     Drinks Reception (Wilberforce, Lecture Room R33 and First Floor Concourse, Wilberforce)


March 18th, 2015 from 10:30 AM to  5:30 PM
University of Hull
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Guest Price £0.00
Member Price £0.00
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