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Internationalisation in Higher Education Symposium

Sustainable approaches to research, teaching and learning, and leadership
Join us on Friday 29 November 2019 at the University of Sydney, Australia.

The higher education sector in Australia and worldwide is becoming increasingly ‘internationalised’, driven mainly by competitive forces in the sector, the recruitment strategies of universities, and the global flows of students. This symposium aims to explore the challenges and opportunities arising from internationalisation, and how to foster cultural capabilities across university systems. 

This symposium will create a timely forum for university administrators, researchers, educators and students to discuss recent developments in internationalisation in relation to research, teaching and learning, and leadership, as well as to share expertise, experiences and resources.

The National Centre for Cultural Competence and the Symposium Organising Committee at The University of Sydney, Australia invite you to attend this symposium.

Keynote speakers

Photo of Professor Philippa Pattison AO, PhD Melbourne, FASSA

Professor Philippa (Pip) Pattison was appointed Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) at the University in Sydney in June 2014. As Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education), Professor Pattison is responsible for the University’s strategy and vision for teaching and learning and students’ educational experience.  She oversees institution-wide development of better support for student learning, including the University’s approach to curriculum renewal, new thinking in pedagogy, learning and teaching analytics, e-learning and quality assurance for learning and teaching. A quantitative psychologist by background, Professor Pattison began her academic career at the University of Melbourne, and has previously served as president of Melbourne’s Academic Board and most recently as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic).

The primary focus of Professor Pattison’s research is the development and application of mathematical and statistical models for social networks and network processes. Recent applications have included the transmission of infectious diseases, the evolution of the biotechnology industry in Australia, and community recovery following the 2009 Victorian bushfires.  Professor Pattison was elected a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia in 1995. Professor Pattison was named on the Queen’s Birthday 2015 Honours List as an Officer of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to higher education, particularly through contributions to the study of social network modelling, analysis and theory, and to university leadership and administration.

Associate Professor Ly Tran

Associate Professor Ly Tran is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow, based at the Research for Educational Impact (REDI) Centre, Deakin University. Ly’s work focuses on international students, international graduate employability and migration, internationalisation of education, the New Colombo Plan, staff professional learning in international education and Vietnamese higher education. Ly has been awarded various fellowships, prizes and awards for her contributions to research and practice in the fields of international education, student mobility and graduate employability. Her work won the International Education Association of Australia (IEAA) 2014 Excellence Award for Best Practice/Innovation in International Education. 

Dr Craig Whitsed

Craig Whitsed (PhD) is Senior Lecturer in the Curtin University School of Education, Faculty of Humanities. He is Discipline Lead Education and Pedagogy within the School of Education and Course Coordinator for the postgraduate certificate, Higher Education Innovative Learning and Teaching. Craig is a Senior Fellow of the Murdoch University Learning Excellence Academy. He is also Co-Executive Editor of the journal, Higher Education Research & Development. In 2019 he was Visiting Scholar at Boston College, Lynch School of Education and Human Development Centre for International Higher Education. Craig is also Visiting Research Scholar at the SOM Research Institute, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Groningen (Netherlands, ongoing) and Visiting Fellow University of Groningen as an external expert for the International Classroom project (2013-2020). Craig is a past convener of the International Education Association of Australia (IEAA), Special Interest Group for Internationalising the Curriculum and his research focus is curriculum internationalisation, academic and employee engagement, professional development, teamwork pedagogies, and intercultural relationship development. His most recent publications include: Paull, M., & Whitsed, C. (2018). Why Authenticity in Corporate and Employee Volunteering Matters for Employee Engagement: An Organisational Behaviour Perspective. In M. Brueckner, R. Spencer, & M. Paull (Eds.), Disciplining the Undisciplined? Perspectives from Business, Society and Politics on Responsible Citizenship, Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability (pp. 193-210). Cham: Springer International Publishing; and, Kudo, K., Volet, S., & Whitsed, C. (2018). Development of intercultural relationships at university: a three-stage ecological and person-in-context conceptual framework. Higher Education, 1-17.

About the Symposium

Registration for the symposium is free.

If your abstract is accepted, you must also ensure you are registered for the symposium.

Register here

The symposium will take place on Friday 29 November 2019, 9am - 5pm.

A full list of all the abstracts in the program is available below.

Download 'Full list of abstracts' (PDF, 140kB)

The symposium will take place at:

Lecture Rooms 1130 & 1110, Abercrombie Building (H70)
Corner Abercrombie Street and Codrington Street
The University of Sydney Business School
Darlington NSW 2006

The University of Sydney Business School

This event is hosted by the National Centre for Cultural Competence in cooperation with other schools and faculties at the University of Sydney: The University of Sydney Business School, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Sydney School of Education and Social Work, Learning Centre - Deputy Vice Chancellor (Education) Portfolio, Global Student Recruitment & Mobility - Vice-Principal (External Relations) Portfolio & the University Library.