Going Global, the world’s largest open education conference, will be held for the first time in the ASEAN region in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 2-4 May.
Themed “Global Connections, local impact”, Going Global 2018 will be co-hosted by the British Council and Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia, with the ASEAN Secretariat as supporting partner. The annual conference offers an open forum for global leaders of tertiary education to discuss and debate issues facing the international education community.
“Malaysia is a natural choice of venue for this year’s Going Global with its strong global connections, growing reputation as a regional education hub, and for having one of the fastest growing economies in the world. This is a very fitting way to celebrate 70 years of continuous British Council presence in Malaysia,” said Sarah Deverall, Director British Council Malaysia, at a press launch held recently.
“Malaysia is currently home to over 1.25 million students including 170,000 international students from over 150 nations, creating an imperative need to nurture future-proof global talent. The Ministry of Higher Education is proud to co-host Going Global with the British Council,” said the Guest of Honour, YB Dato’ Seri Idris Jusoh, Minister of Higher Education Malaysia.
More than 800 education leaders, government ministers and chief executives from around 75 countries are expected to convene in Kuala Lumpur to attend the conference and other fringe events. Up to 150 expert speakers will address questions around how leaders and policy-makers can develop a well-understood role for institutions, what the priorities are in ensuring national tertiary education is fit to shape societies of the future, and how they can meet the future needs of students, employers and communities.
Since 2004, Going Global has become an annual event alternating between the United Kingdom and major international cities, including Dubai, Miami and Cape Town.
[Top image: Dato’ Seri Idris Jusoh, Minister of Higher Education Malaysia (left), and Sarah Deverall, Director British Council Malaysia at the press launch of Going Global]
To register, please visit https://www.britishcouncil.org/going-global.
For further information on Going Global 2018, please contact Prabha Sundram (Deputy Director Education and Society, Malaysia, British Council)