We facilitate dialogue between governments, universities and industry. We contribute by offering fresh perspectives from our network of leading thinkers. The policy dialogues inform and strengthen higher education policies and practices at both national and international level.

Going Global

Our annual conference Going Global to take place 13 – 15 May 2019 in Berlin offers an open forum for global leaders of international education to discuss issues facing the international education community.

Don't miss the next year's theme: 'Knowledge Diplomacy and the Digital World: Does international tertiary education have a role?'.

Since 2004, it has grown from a biennial event in the UK to an annual event alternating between the UK and major international cities. In addition to the platform for education world leaders to debate international higher and further education issues and challenges, and to discuss collaborative solutions, the event provides an opportunity for networking, and has become a fixture of the global education calendar. The conference consists of a series of collaborative sessions that focus on the year’s chosen themes.

More than 1,000 registered delegates from across the tertiary (further and higher) education sectors and various other sectors with perspectives on international education attend each year.

Global Education Dialogues

“Global Education Dialogue - Universities and Cities” Conference has been designed to draw on expert commentary and innovative examples from across higher education, local public administration, central government, and industry sectors in Romania, the UK and other countries in the region with the purpose of looking at how community partnerships in education can contribute to the development and enhancement of the 21st century cities.

The conference was held from 30 to 31 March 2017 at the University Politehnica of Bucharest and brought together leaders from higher education sectors in Romania and the UK, policy makers and practitioners to discuss collaborative solutions for helping universities and colleges to work in a more effective way with the local governments and businesses in order to contribute  to the success of their cities.

Student Policy Forum

Since February 2012, British Council Romania and its partners; Link Education and Practice (LEAP), League of Romanian Students Abroad (LSRS) and Volunteers for Ideas and Projects (VIP) have delivered a series of conferences to address pressing questions in higher education.

Find out more about the Student Policy Forum series by expanding the sections below.

International education – study in the UK and coming back home

This was the second conference organised together with the League of Romanian Students Abroad (LSRS), as part of the Student Policy Forum series. The event took place on the 23 November 2013 within the framework of Education UK Exhibition that was run by the British Council and the British Embassy at Howard Johnson Grand Plaza Hotel in Bucharest. Education experts, teaching staff and NGO representatives highlighted learning opportunities from the UK for Romanian students and undertook a comparative analysis of the two countries education systems.

Why do we need soft skills in the curriculum?

The third conference of the Student Policy Forum project, organised together with Volunteers for Ideas and Projects (VIP), took place at the National Library in Bucharest. On 14-15 November 2012, students, academics and leaders from universities and education leaders from the NGO sector and the business environment, discussed the importance of interpersonal and transferrable skills in education.

The power of global student mobility

The second conference of the 2012 Student Policy Forum series was organised in collaboration with the League of Romanian Students Abroad (LSRS) on 22 June 2012 at the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies. The participants addressed the opportunities and challenges brought about by the internationalisation of the student experience for students and graduates, universities and public institutions.

Graduate employability: who cares and who dares?

The British Council and Link Education And Practice (LEAP) launched the first conference of the 2012 Student Policy Forum on 23-24 February 2012 at Howard-Johnson Hotel in Bucharest. Students, career consultants, academics, employers and higher education institution leaders met with education experts and decision makers, from Romania and the UK.  They participated in discussions about the current economic context, employability and education policies within higher education.

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