Brussels, 30 March 2017
The future of internationalisation in a world of populism, isolationism, and increased tension
Registrations are finally open for ACA’s second European Policy Seminar in 2017. The event will be devoted to the impact of Donald Trump, of the Brexit and of the rise of populism and isolationism more generally on internationalisation of higher education. Will the rise of populism and isolationism reduce the degree of international mobility and cooperation reached over the past decades? If not the volumes, will it change the forms and the face of internationalisation? Will the UK still be able to participate in the Erasmus+ and the Horizon 2020 programmes? Will the US continue to attract the best talent and the best researchers and scientists from around the globe? Which importance will the – apparently rather unintellectual – Trump Administration accord to higher education at all, let alone to internationalisation?
These are only some of many questions that the seminar "the future of internationalisation in a world of populism, isolationism, and increased tension" will address. The one-day event will be held in Brussels on 30 March 2017. Most of our well-known and internationally renowned speakers from the EU and the UK, from the US and from elsewhere in the world have already been confirmed.
Wednesday, 29 March 2017
18:00 Guided tour of Brussels
19:30 Seminar dinner
Thursday, 30 March 2017
|9:15||Welcome. What this seminar is about
Bernd Wächter, Director ACA, Brussels
Populism: a threat to higher education and internationalisation?
Sijbolt Noorda, President, ACA, Brussels
|10:45||The Trump effects
Challenges and opportunities for U.S. higher education internationalisation:
Is the U.S still a magnet for international scholars and students?
Chris Medalis, International Education Expert, New York
|11:25||Future prospects for academic exchanges under a Trump administration
Erica Lutes, Director Fulbright Belgium
|12:05||Will partnerships with U.S. universities become less attractive for
European Higher education institutions under Trump?
Richard Harvey, Director of Admissions (University of East Anglia), UK
European education and research programmes after Brexit: without the UK?
Anne Corbett, Senior Associate, LSE Entreprise, London School of Economics & Political Science, UK
|14:25||The impact of Brexit on UK higher education
Vivienne Stern, Director, Universities UK International (UUKI)
|15:25||Weakened links of EU universities with their U.K. counterparts?
Thomas Jørgensen, Senior Policy Coordinator, European University Association (EUA), Brussels
|16:05||Brexit effects beyond the EU: the case of Sweden
Carl Jeding, Director, Growth Analysis, Stockholm, Sweden
|16:45||Wrap up and good bye|
Rue Ravenstein 4
B – 1000 Brussels