Forthcoming RENU EVENTS

INTERNATIONALISATION OF RESEARCH COLLABORATION

RENU Spring Conference 23rd May 2018, Oxford Brookes University

  •  Panel discussion on the market for PGR student recruitment and other markets related to research and research knowhow
  • Panel discussion on Options for international research collaboration and funding
  • Speakers and expert panellists including:

   Dr Sonal Minocha ,Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Global Engagement, Bournemouth University

 

 

Janet Ilieva, Founder and Director at Education Insight

Professor Dick Comley, Director of Research, Middlesex University

 

 

INTERNATIONALISATION OF RESEARCH COLLABORATION

On 23rd May this year, RENU will be running a one day spring conference on the internationalisation of research collaboration. We will have two different sessions in the morning and afternoon, so members can register for the full day or half day depending on their preference.

Continuing RENU’s aim to be a forum for real debate on research issues, we will be holding two panel discussions throughout the day. The morning session is entitled ‘International students: still worth chasing!’ and will be chaired by Prof John Senior, PVC (Research) at the University of Hertfordshire, and Vice Chair of RENU. The session will begin with an overview of international postgraduate research student recruitment, experience and issues, and other opportunities for universities in a post-Brexit world. This will be followed by a discussion on issues raised with an expert panel. We are delighted that we have Dr Sonal Minocha , Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Global Engagement, Bournemouth University, and Janet Ilieva, Founder and Director at Education Insight as confirmed panel members for the morning session; we have also invited Chris Chang PVC Global Engagement,  Portsmouth University, to be on the panel.

Dr Minocha has strong academic credentials in the broad area of international commerce and business, and her main teaching and research interests lie in the areas of global higher education, graduate employability, management education and practice, strategic creativity and organisational learning. Janet Ilieva has over 18 years of international experience in education research and policy analysis. Janet’s most recent work has focused on internationalisation of countries’ education systems, transnational education trends and their contribution to international student mobility. During the discussion, each panel member will give a brief overview of their thoughts, primed by the evidence session, on opportunities in relation to PGR student recruitment, pre-sessional programmes for PGR students, CPD courses, hybrid courses for research students etc. followed by a general roundtable discussion on members’ issues.

The afternoon session is entitled International research and funding: promising new avenues or uninviting cul de sacs ? and will be chaired by Prof. Linda King, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Research and Global Partnerships, Oxford Brookes University. The session will begin with a case study entitled ‘International research collaboration at Middlesex: one university’s experience’ and will be given by Professor Dick Comley, Director of Research, Middlesex University. Prof Comely’s research activities and interests are in the general areas of communications, security and computer aided measurements. This will be followed by a talk on ‘Options for international research collaboration and funding’ and afterwards there will be a roundtable discussion on  International funding, collaboration and partnership and will cover the Transition period and Post-Brexit funding options including EU funding 2018-20, ODA-linked funding (e.g. SPHEIR), Newton, NATO, international consultancy, contract research and CPD procurement via WB, experience of lIP co-development with non-EU countries. As with the morning session, each delegate will have the opportunity to discuss their own thoughts on these issues in a safe environment under the Chatham House Rule (‘a rule or principle according to which information disclosed during a meeting may be reported by those present, but the source of that information may not be explicitly or implicitly identified.’)

 Please see below the full agenda, how to register and payment options.

RENU welcomes delegates from all member universities and is offering a discount to delegates from the host university, Oxford Brookes. There is also a non-members registration option if your institute is not currently one of our members.

REGISTRATION

Please download and complete the registration form and send to admin@renu.ac.uk

PAYMENT

You can request to pay via BACS  by ticking the box on the registration form and emailing it to admin@renu.ac.uk or pay directly online below:

Full day RENU member registration: £150




 

Half day RENU member registration: £75




 

Full day Oxford Brookes staff registration: £110




 

Half day Oxford Brookes staff registration: £55




 

Full day Non Member Registration: £250




 

Half day Non Member Registration: £125




 

AGENDA:

INTERNATIONALISATION OF RESEARCH COLLABORATION

RENU Spring Conference 23rd May 2018, Oxford Brookes University

 

 

10:15-10:30

Coffee and registration
10:30 Welcome Prof. Alison McCleery, RENU Chair and Professor of Geography, Edinburgh Napier University – Confirmed

 

Session 1: International students: still worth chasing!

 

10:35 – 11:35 Introduction to the challenge: the evidence

 

Dan Hurley, Universities UK, Programme Manager tbc

 

International postgraduate research student recruitment, experience and issues, and other opportunities for universities in a post-Brexit world: an overview

 

–          The international PGR student market

–          International PGR student expectations and experience

–          Markets for CPD, training and personal development

–          The geography of international competition: who’s competing overseas for PGR students, and how?

11:35 – 12:35 Roundtable discussion on the market for PGR student recruitment and other markets related to research and research knowhow –

 

Chair, Prof John Senior, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research), University of Hertfordshire

 

  • Dr Sonal Minocha (Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Global Engagement, Bournemouth University) Confirmed
  • Janet Ilieva (Founder and Director at Education Insight) Confirmed
  • Chris Chang PVC Global Engagement,   Portsmouth University tbc

  

Panel Discussion: Each person will give a brief overview of their thoughts, primed by the evidence session, on opportunities in relation to PGR student recruitment, pre-sessional programmes for PGR students, CPD courses, hybrid courses for research students etc. followed by a general roundtable discussion on members’ issues.

 

12:35 – 1:15 LUNCH
Session 2: International research and funding: promising new avenues or uninviting cul de sacs?

 

Chair: Professor Linda King, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Research and Global Partnerships, Oxford Brookes University Confirmed

 

1:15 – 2:00 International research collaboration at Middlesex: one university’s experience

 

Professor Dick Comley, Director of Research, Middlesex University confirmed

 

2:00 – 2:30 Options for international research collaboration and funding

 

Prof Jo Beall, Director Education and Society, British Council tbc

Michael Bright, Head of RCUK International tbc

 

Discussion to include:

–          ODA-related funding and collaborations

–          Bilateral and multilateral research collaboration schemes and collaboration

–          Partnership development and management

–          Assessing the benefits: impacts, ethics and capacity development

 

2:30 – 3:15 Introduction to roundtable discussion on International funding, collaboration and partnership- Chair, Dr Mark Gray, Middlesex University – Confirmed

 

Transition period and Post-Brexit funding options to be discussed include: EU funding 2018-20, ODA-linked funding (e.g. SPHEIR), Newton, NATO, international consultancy, contract research and CPD procurement via WB, experience of lIP co-development with non-EU countries

 

 

·         Professor Dick Comley, Director of Research, Middlesex University – confirmed

 

·         Jacqui Williams, Strategic Lead, Newton Fund tbc

 

·         Dr Mark Claydon-Smith – GCRF Programme Manager, RCUK Executive Directorate tbc

 

·         Professor Tim Middleton, Vice Chancellor Writtle University College tbc

 

 

Each person to give a brief overview of their thoughts on the subject of the session and then all delegates will have the opportunity to discuss their own issues.

 

3.15 CLOSING REMARKS – Professor Linda King, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Research and Global Partnerships, Oxford Brookes University – Confirmed

 

3.20 End of Event