Sylvia Franke worked for three years as Director, Centre for Academic Affairs, at XJTLU (Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University) in Suzhou, China. This was during the early days of this UK-Sino joint venture, during which many QA lessons were learnt. More recently, Sylvia worked in the Student Lifecycle Support Programme at the University of Bristol.
Craig O’Callaghan, Director of Operations and Deputy Chief Executive for the University of London International Programmes shares his insights into the increasing demand for transnational education, and the challenge of meeting overseas regulatory requirements.
There has been a lot of talk about Brexit, but how do businesses and higher education leaders expect Brexit to impact on them, and what steps are they taking to prepare? Jonathan Nicholls, former AHUA Chair, and now Director of Strategic and Policy Services (Education) at Shakespeare Martineau LLP, shares insights from their recent survey, and recommends five actions to take now.
Esa Hämäläinen, Chair of HUMANE (Heads of University Management and Administration in Europe) and Director of Administration of the University of Helsinki, considers the impact of the current political landscape on higher education and the role of universities in a post-truth society.
After working at various HE institutions in the UK, Philip Harvey moved to Australia to become Vice President Operations at the University of Canberra. Two years into the role, he reflects on the similarities and differences between the higher education sector in the UK and Australia.
Ian Creagh spent 20 years working in higher education leadership, most recently as Chief Operating Officer at King’s College London. He left this role last year, and now has a portfolio of roles within the higher education sector. Here he considers current challenges for the sector from an international perspective, and identifies issues that are common across the globe.
Andrew West, University Secretary at the University of Sheffield, reports from a recent HUMANE seminar at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam. The seminar explored the changing models of governance and business organisation in universities.