Nottingham Global Network Forum

The University of Nottingham has brought together a global group of prestigious universities to Indonesia to explore the impact and benefits of transnational education.

Delegates from 15 higher education institutions from around the world, all of which have teaching collaborations with the University of Nottingham, will share best practice on a range of topics including developing partnerships in new markets, cultural and structural challenges and distance learning.

Building on the success of last year’s inaugural Nottingham Global Network event in Kuala Lumpur, this year’s two-day event, hosted by BINUS University in Jakarta on 1-2 July, comes at an important time for international education in Indonesia, and part of the focus includes partnership development in the country.

The University of Nottingham – which has campuses in the UK, Malaysia and China – currently has research and teaching links with 69 institutions around the world.

Professor Christine Ennew, Pro-Vice Chancellor, CEO and Provost, The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus, said: “The Nottingham Global Network provides a unique opportunity to bring together universities which all share a commitment to working in partnership to enhance the experiences of our students and to share our expertise.

“We’re especially pleased to be able to host the Network’s second meeting in Indonesia – a country where economic growth and development has sparked a real appetite for greater international collaboration in higher education.”

As well as providing an opportunity for universities to engage with teaching partnerships, delegates have the opportunities to extend their collaborations both with the University of Nottingham and other partners within the network.

The final afternoon culminates in a global leadership forum entitled ‘Excellence in Leading Higher Education in a Globalised World’, which is open to academics and business people from across Indonesia. Speakers include Professor Ennew and Professor Dr. Ir. Satryo Brodjonegoro, Advisor to BINUS University.

Professor Harjanto Prabowo, Rector of BINUS UNIVERSITY, said: “The second Nottingham Global Network Forum also marks BINUS’ thirty-second anniversary.  Alongside this forum, the BINUS initiated Nationwide University Network in Indonesia will also convene.  It is such productive partnerships and open learning that will propel BINUS and Indonesia’s higher education to greater heights.”

The University of Nottingham won awards in recognition of its international strategy at this year’s the Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards and the inaugural Guardian University Awards.