Wednesday 23 June 2021 to Friday 25 June 2021

Join the University of Sussex online as they will explore how to support and learn from each other in rebuilding the post-pandemic international education sector.

Over the past year, Brexit, the Covid-19 pandemic, looming economic crisis, new social movements, the climate emergency, and the search for racial justice have transformed our institutional and political imperatives. In these turbulent times, internationalism, agility, adaptability, and personal resilience have never been more important. The Covid-19 pandemic has reinforced for all that scientific collaboration is a truly global endeavour and that long-term actions on climate change are possible

University leaders – committed to international higher education – walk the tightrope between building impactful global collaborations and the challenges of the global pandemic. In so doing:

  • We choose between status quo and innovation
  • We choose between caution and courage
  • We choose between control and collaboration
  • We choose between transactional and values-based internationalism

The University of Sussex Global Partnerships Conference is a forum and platform to learn with, and from, partners. The conference will explore what is possible in partnerships during and after the pandemic and asks – what values and attributes do university leaders, educators, and professional service teams require to collaborate in the coming years. The sessions blend international strategic discussions, case studies and workshops, to present to and engage with partners on the skills, knowledge and behaviours needed to build back better.

Country Director of British Council Netherlands Jennifer Cosgrave will be part of a panel discussion on Thursday 24 June from 10:00-11:15 CEST that will address the value of international partnerships post-pandemic, examining partnership imperatives that will shape higher education in the future, and how collectively, across the sector, we can work together to deliver impactful and socially-engaged, partnerships. Please register here.