Centre for Higher Education and Equity Research (CHEER)

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OPEN RESEARCH SEMINAR

Date: Wednesday 16 October 2019
Time: 12.30-2pm
Venue: TBC
Speaker: Professor Fazal Rizvi, Melbourne University, Australia

Higher Education as a Site of the Formation of Business Diaspora

A contemporary definition of diaspora points to communities that are transnationally dispersed but connected to their place of origin. Accordingly, diaspora do not have an objective existence but are forged through a variety of means, involving multiple agencies and sites of formation. One of these sites is higher education. Based on interviews conducted with Indian and Chinese students in Australia, I will argue in this paper that recent policies and practices of internationalisation of higher education, shaped by a market rationality, have steered international students towards particular forms of diaspora, aligned to a range of beliefs about the importance of their participation within the global economy and in particular their role in facilitating transnational regimes of business activities.

Fazal Rizvi is a Professor of Global Studies in Education at the University of Melbourne Australia, as well as an Emeritus Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the United States. He has written extensively on issues of identity and culture in transnational contexts, globalization and education policy and Australia-Asia relations. A collection of his essays is published in: Encountering Education in the Global: Selected Writings of Fazal Rizvi (Routledge 2014). His most recent books include a co-authored volume, Class Choreographies: Elite Schools and Globalization (Palgrave 2017) and a co-edited volume,Transnational Perspectives on Democracy, Citizenship, Human Rights and Peace Education(Bloomsbury 2019). Professor Rizvi is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Social Sciences and a former Editor of the journal, Discourse: Studies in Cultural Politics of Education, and past President of the Australian Association of Research in Education.

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Past Events

ONE-DAY SEMINAR

Date: Friday 28 June 2019
Time: 9.15am-3.15pm
Venue: Gardner Tower, Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts (ACCA), University of Sussex

Experts Knowledge Exchange Seminar: 'Internationalising Higher Education in Japan'

This seminar is an opportunity to share findings from the research project Higher Education, Knowledge Exchange and Policy Learning in The Asian Century: A UK/Japanese Partnership with policymakers and relevant higher education professionals and stakeholders. The project investigated how internationalisation in Japan was experienced by migrant academics and doctoral researchers. 

PROGRAMME

Internationalising Higher Education in Japan: Photo Gallery

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