MOBILITY AND DIVERSITY : DEVELOPING GLOBAL CITIZENS
The changing landscape of international scholarship programs in the Asia-Pacific.
International education must constantly evolve and respond to global change. Many international education practitioners are concerned about the social impact of scholarship investments in a world where global problems such as natural disasters (intensified by climate change) and food insecurity impact disproportionately on the poorest and most vulnerable nations. How is the scholarships funding environment changing to adapt to the present world environment and to recent geo-political issues? What impact will be made by the increasing participation of China as major sponsor of student mobility in the region? The speakers will be international education practitioners and researchers rather than representatives of scholarship bodies. From the viewpoint of Australia, the United States and Japan, each of the three panellists will provide a practitioner’s perspective on the state of play with international scholarships in each region.
Provide an overview of the changing landscape of international scholarship programs in the Asia-Pacific region. Update delegates on the current state of play with government and donor-funded scholarships in Australia, the United States and Japan. Offer insights into the scholarships funding environment and how it is changing to adapt to the present world environment and to recent geo-political issues. Consider the impact to be made by the increasing participation of China as major sponsor of student mobility in the region.
Ms Joanne Barker
PhD student & international education consultant
Joanne Barker is a PhD student and international education consultant with 20 years’ experience working in Australian universities, including 10 years as Director International at the University of Adelaide. Past board memberships include IEAA Board and TOEFL Board (US). Recent work includes two consultancies on the Australia Awards scholarships program.
Mr Jonathan Burdick
Dean of Admissions and Vice-Provost
University of Rochester
As Dean and Vice Provost for the University of Rochester, Jonathan Burdick oversees university financial aid, marketing, undergraduate and international admissions. He has traveled worldwide on behalf of the College Board, Educational Testing Service, and the International Baccalaureate Organizaation contributing to the field of increasing campus inclusiveness and internationalization.
Prof Miki Sugimura
Vice President for Global Academic Affairs
Miki Sugimura is Vice President for global academic affairs and a professor of comparative and international education of Sophia University. She is also President of Japan Comparative Education Society and her research topic includes student mobility and transnational higher education, and migration and multicultural education in the era of globalization.