International Education Leadership (IEL)


Eliminating Barriers For Multilateral Borderless Education

Tuesday, May 30
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
LACC, Room 408A

Multilateral collaboration is an upcoming trend in international education. Such collaboration can be beneficial but complicated to implement and administer. This session showcases the Campus-in-Campus project, a new initiative in which three institutions share resources and create a mobility-friendly program to support internationalization.

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Bennett Fu

Deputy Vice President for International Affairs
National Taiwan University

Dr. Bennett Yu-Hsiang Fu is Professor in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at National Taiwan University. He earned his master’s degree in English and American Literature from the University of Rochester (USA), and his doctorate in English from McGill University and the University of Montreal. Before joining NTU, he had taught English writing and American literature at McGill University, University of Montreal, and Concordia University in Montreal. His interests of research encompass Asian North American Literature, Contemporary Canadian Anglophone and Francophone Literatures, and 20th-century American Literature. Over the past decade he has presented over 50 conference papers and published numerous essays in such areas as race/ethnicity studies, cultural translation, comparative literature, diaspora, indigeneity, and postcolonial studies. These critical essays have been published in 9 countries: USA, UK, Canada, Germany, Portugal, Spain, Netherlands, Korea, and Taiwan. He is the author of the book Transgressive Transcripts (New York/Amsterdam: Rodopi Press) published in 2012.

Currently Dr. Fu serves as Deputy Vice President for International Affairs at National Taiwan University, where he oversees international collaborations, international students and mobility, and study abroad programs. He is also the English Editor-in-chief of National Taiwan University Press (NTUP) for the Book Series on East-West Cultural Encounters in Literature & Cultural Studies. He sits on the editorial boards of several prestigious international academic journals in literary studies.


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Caroline F. Benton

Vice President and Executive Director
University of Tsukuba

Caroline Benton is Vice President of Global Affairs at the University of Tsukuba and professor of business strategy at its Faculty of Business Sciences. She also acts as the Director of the university’s Global Commons, and is a member of the Japan Association of National Universities’ International Exchange Committee’s expert member working group and Ibaraki Prefecture’s Committee for the Development of New Plans for Promotion of Internationalization.
Prior to her academic career, Caroline Benton worked in business and as a marketing consultant for foreign-affiliated corporations in Japan. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California, Davis, her MBA degree from the University of Tsukuba, and her PhD in Management Engineering from the Tokyo Institute of Technology.
Her current research interests lie in knowledge management and global leadership.


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Laurent Servant

Vice-President International Networks
University of Bordeaux

Prof. Laurent Servant is Vice President for International Networks at the University of Bordeaux. Since 2012, he has worked with the International Office to internationalize study programs with more English-taught courses, mobility experiences and double degrees; to reinforce strategic partnerships within the domains of education and research; to increase participation within EU education and research programs; and to provide an ever warmer welcome for international students and researchers.

Prof. Servant is a key leader of an international strategy that aims to further boost the image and reputation of the University of Bordeaux as an Initiative of Excellence university, a label of excellence awarded by the French government that recognizes and supports innovative research, training and knowledge transfer programs.

In addition to his Deputy Vice President functions, Prof. Servant is Professor of Chemistry at the University of Bordeaux. From 2007 to 2012 he was director of the Doctoral School in Chemical Sciences and was the coordinator of an Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate project (International Doctoral School in Functional Materials) aiming to promote international cooperation between universities and industry and to implement the awarding of double or joint diplomas at PhD level. His research focuses on the use of vibrational spectroscopies (infrared, Raman…) to explore confined media.


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