Symbiosis International University (SIU), Pune and Association of Indian Universities (AIU) is jointly organizing an international conference on “The Changing Landscape of Internationalization of Higher Education” on April 9 and 10 at SIU, Lavale campus. The two-day conference will be inaugurated by Union Human Resource Development Minister, Prakash Javadekar.
Organized by SIU and AIU jointly, the conference intends to hold discussions on the dynamics of internationalization of Higher Education in the country and across borders . This event shall mark the beginning of a new phase in the initiatives on internationalization of Higher Education in India.
The different sessions will highlight the significance of creating an institutional ecosystem for internationalization including wide-ranging subjects such as the varied theoretical concepts in understanding internationalization of higher education, internationalization in respect of the regulatory framework and public policy, internationalization as an institutional mission and organizational practice, “best practices” across institutions, limitations of cross-border mobility, and inter-cultural integration. The focus point will be the academic practices that serve the goal of positive student learning outcomes, including elements of curricular and co-curricular learning environments, the role of technology, cross-cultural proficiencies, global competencies in “high-skills,” modern advances in pedagogy, and student success and retention.
The two-day conference will be preceded by a Curtain Raiser with a Round Table Discussion on ‘Building World Class Universities’ especially for the vice chancellors, senior faculty/administrators and representatives from educational agencies and government departments.
The conference will host educationists, institution leaders, academics, researchers from around the world. Alongside, representatives of foreign embassies, including consuls, renowned Indian policy makers, legislators, civil servants, and members of civil society organizations, students will also participate in the discussions.
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