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Effective Management of a University International Office September Today - 22-25 September 2014



Programme Summary

From 22-25 September 2014 OAED was proud to host an International Office (IO) programme, entitled ‘Effective Management of a University International Office Today’.  The programme was held at St. Hilda’s College, University of Oxford and 14 delegates from 6 different countries attended.

Emma Leech, Director of Marketing and Advancement at Loughborough University was the programme Keynote Speaker and presented ‘New Trends, Issues and Challenges in International Affairs’ on the first day. Her session was followed by a workshop on the specific challenges that delegates face in their own institutions.

The second day of the programme was delivered by expert Doug Pearce, International Development Manager at the Higher Education Academy, who covered 5 different sessions on the management of university international affairs. His sessions included topics on ‘How to Develop a Successful Strategy for International Office’, ‘How to Manage International Partnerships’, ‘How to Face the Challenges of 2020’, ‘IO Marketing and Digital Marketing’, and ‘How to Develop Trans-National Education Capability’.

On the third day of the programme, Dr. Cliff Hancock from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) facilitated a session on ‘International marketing including digital marketing’ followed by a workshop: ‘Dealing with challenges in your International Office’. The prgramme concluded with a Certificate Ceremony where each delegate received a Certificate of Attendance from Dr. Heirani Moghaddam, Chairman of OAED and Prof. Herman Bell, member of the OAED academic board.

During the delegates’ time in Oxford, Peter Berry from the city’s famous Blackwell’s book store conducted a guided tour of Oxford landmarks and the guests were also treated to a special visit to Blackwells the Booksellers renowned flagship store in  Broad Street which has been trading in Oxford for 135 years. The delegates enjoyed a visit to Wadham College of the University of Oxford by Prof. Herman Bell and he also took them to the University’s celebrated Bodleian library. There they received an overview of its history and were able to see for themselves one of the many film locations used in the making of the famous Harry Potter films.   

The programme was represented by delegates from the following institutions:

Yerevan State Medical University (Armenia)  http://ysmu.net/ 

Bayero University, Kano (Nigeria)  http://www.buk.edu.ng/ 

Universiti Teknologi MARA http://www.uitm.edu.my 

College of International Education, Oxford (United Kingdom) http://cie-oxford.com 

Umea University (Sweden) http://www.umu.se 

Oxford International Study Centre (United Kingdom) http://www.oxintstudycentre.com/ 

Kaduna State University (Nigeria) http://www.kasuportal.net/ 

Mondragon University (Spain) http://www.mondragon.edu/en 

Jigawa State University (Nigeria) http://jsu.edu.ng/