4th TNE Hub Research and practice symposium, 17 & 24 November 2023


November 17


09:15 am - 04:00 pm

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Online Event

4th TNE Hub Research and Practice Symposium – Advancing Horizons: Transnational Education Partnerships in a Pluralizing World

This is an online event.

The event will take place across two different days:

Day 1: Friday 17 November

  • 9:15 -9:30 Welcome and introductions
  • 9:30-11:00 Session 1
  • 14:00-15:30 Session 2

Day 2: Friday 24 November

  • 9:15 -9:30 Welcome and introductions
  • 9:30-11:00 Session 3
  • 14:00-15:30 Session 4


The landscape of international higher education is undergoing a profound transformation, with shifts in global power dynamics reshaping the traditional centre- periphery model. As countries like China and India rise in prominence, the once- prevailing global hierarchy is breaking down, giving way to greater diversity and pluralization within global higher education (Marginson, 2023).

The 4th TNE Hub symposium seeks to explore the transformative potential of Transnational Education (TNE) in a world marked by evolving power structures and rapid economic change, and a shift towards equitable forms of cross-border collaboration. As academic mobility and research collaboration face new challenges, and technologies like AI pose opportunities and risks, this event stands as a critical platform to consider the emerging complexities as well as innovation opportunities of global higher education. Through a set of thought-provoking discussions, this event explores the multifaceted role of TNE partnerships in empowering graduates, enhancing employability, and positively impacting local communities. The symposium also emphasizes the significance of equitable collaborations, inclusivity, and global understanding in the pursuit of a more just and diverse higher education landscape.

Topics to be considered

Transnational Education as a Catalyst for Impact and Value

  • Unveiling the positive societal outcomes arising from equitable TNE collaborations, benefitting students, local partners, and communities.
  • Presenting compelling case studies and success stories of TNE partnerships that prioritize equity, inclusivity, and social responsibility.

Transformative Practices and Innovations in TNE Partnerships

  • Showcasing innovative TNE models and best practices that cater for the emerging environment of global higher education.
  • Exploring the use of technology and digital platforms to enhance TNE collaborations and ensure global accessibility.

Building Reflexive Graduate Agency

  • Exploring the critical role of TNE partnerships in empowering graduates and equipping them with the skills and knowledge to thrive in a global job market.
  • Empowering TNE students as proactive agents of change, promoting cultural competence and global perspectives.
  • Examining the transformative potential of TNE experiences on students’ personal and professional development.

Sessions and Speakers

1. Empowering Graduates with Transferable Skills: Transformative TNE Partnerships for Enhanced Employability in Cloud Computing

  • Atm Alam, Lecturer and Programme Director of Electronic Information Engineering, Queen Mary University of London
  • Gokop Goteng, Senior Lecturer, Queen Mary University of London

2. Transformation through Transnational Collaboration: providing high-impact Transnational Education opportunities in Sub-Saharan Africa

  • Constantinos Choromides – Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader Certificate, Diploma, BSc Railway Operations Management, Institute for University to Business Education, Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Chris Smith – Senior Lecturer, Institute for University to Business Education, Glasgow Caledonian University Framework Leader for Enhanced Practice/Programme Leader – MSc Railway Operations Management/Programme Leader – BSc (Hons) Railway Operations Management
  • Victor Boyd – Academic Development Tutor, Institute for University to Business Education, Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Linda Proudfoot – Academic Development Tutor, Institute for University to Business Education, Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Marty Wright – Academic Head, Institute for University to Business Education, Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Fiona Stewart Knight – Assistant Vice Principal Business Partnerships & Director, Institute for University to Business Education, Glasgow Caledonian University

3. Developing professional skills in TNE undergraduate learners

  • Faith Nightingale, Lecturer in Skills for Science and Engineering Transnational Education, Queen Mary University of London

4. Developing Globally Minded Tech Leaders: The Impact of TNE Experiences in Pakistan

  • Fawad Naseer – Head of Computer Science & Software Engineering School (nationwide), Beaconhouse International College

5. Transnational Education and Sustainability: Leveraging data to create new synergies in international higher education partnerships.

  • Ishan Cader – Director, Consultancy, Times Higher Education

6. The employability of graduates from TNE institutions: what we know, and what we don’t

  • Jessica Schueller, Ph.D. Student & Research Assistant, Department of Educational Leadership, Miami University

7. Exploring student and faculty experiences in the University of Arizona’s transnational higher education microcampus partnership programs.

  • John Haupt – Postdoctoral Associate, University of Arizona
  • Elham Chelabi – Doctoral Student, The University of Arizona
  • Dong Chen – Doctoral Student in Higher Education, University of Arizona
  • YoungHoon Koh – PhD student, University of Arizona
  • Hilary Houlette – Research Associate, The University of Arizona

8. Unlocking global potential through COIL projects in a TNE setting

  • Dr Katherine Lupton, Lead for Academic International Partnerships, Programme Leader International Business, Leeds Trinity University
  • Dr Simon Best, Lecturer in Law, Leeds Trinity University
  • Dr Linda Walz, Senior Lecturer in Linguistics, Leeds Trinity University

9. Transformative Practices and Innovations in TNE Partnerships: Enabling Global Access and Excellence in Higher Education

  • Dr Inga Olari Programme Leader, Applied Business Academy
  • Kholah Malik, Manager Collaborative Provision, The School of Information Risk Management

10. UK-Greece Alliance in TNE – the Case of Innovation and Resilience in the Partnership between Oxford Brookes and Metropolitan College

  • Dr Sara Hannam, Associate Dean Strategy and Development, Oxford Brookes Business School
  • Dr Penny Masoura, Dean of Quality and Academic Standards, Metropolitan College
  • George Stefanou, Deputy Director (Academic) Downtown Campus, Metropolitan College

11. Diversifying national priorities in the post-Brexit era: the added value for and best practice in delivering TNE programmes in the local language.

  • Vicky Makellaraki, International Academic Coordinator and Collaborative Academic Lead, Queen Margaret University

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