Going Global 2018: live coverage

All our coverage of Going Global in one place including opinion pieces, analysis and news highlights from the event

May 1, 2018

Going Global, the British Council's annual higher education conference, will take place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 2-4 May. The conference theme will focus discussions on global connections that have a local impact and education that provides students with 21st century skills.  

THE's coverage of Going Global 2018: 

  • Thailand’s minister of education, Teerakiat Jareonsettasin, addressed the conference on Thursday commenting that academics and universities should not be forced to prove that they help local communities. Read more here. 
  • Many more Syrian refugees would be able to study and stay in countries they've fled to if their stigma around technical and vocational education could be overcome, the conference heard on Thursday. More on the discussion here. 
  • In the keynote speech at the opening of the conference, AI technology entrepreneur Ayesha Khanna said students in Asia embrace online learning more than their Western counterparts and view automation of labour as a means for social change. Read more here. 
  • Do the efforts of one university to become "world class" come at the cost of integral improvements across an entire higher education system? Simon Baker reports on the latest British Council study looking at "world class" ambitions in the Asean countries. Read more here.
  • Data editor Simon Baker will facilitate the panel discussion "Global Rankings: measuring local impact" on Wednesday 4 May at 4:45 pm. His pre-event blog looks at how measuring local impact could be possible and what insights could be gained. Read more here.
  • Jo Beall director of education and society at the British Council's pre-event blog about how knowledge diplomacy must serve the global public good. Read more here.

Check back for more coverage over the course of the event

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