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Brexit: Implications for International Education

Wednesday, May 31
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
LACC, Room 502B

The United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union will impact research, student, and staff mobility. A panel of experts discuss the developments, implications, and practical updates on the outcomes of the exit negotiations in relation to international education. This session is presented by the European Association for International Education (EAIE).

Learning Objectives:

Markus Laitinen

European Association for International Education (EAIE)

Markus Laitinen is President of the European Association for International Education (EAIE). He is currently the Head of International Affairs (SIO) at the University of Helsinki, Finland and has more than twenty years of experience in various roles related to higher education internationalisation. Markus Laitinen holds a Master's degree in Social Sciences (Political Science) from the University of Helsinki. He is an advocate of "embedded internationalisation" both institutionally and beyond.


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Caroline Chipperfield

Senior Adviser, Higher Education
British Council

Caroline is a Senior Adviser in higher education policy and strategy with the British Council, based in London, UK. She leads the British Council's flagship Global Education Dialogue series and oversees inward and outward delegations, ministerial visits and policy forums. With more than ten years’ experience advising senior university leaders and stakeholder organisations, working in a variety of roles in universities and sector organisations both in the UK and overseas. Caroline originally trained as a science teacher and has a BSc (Hons) in Physics with Mathematics. She has a Master’s degree in International Policy and diplomacy where her dissertation considered the role of universities in soft power and is currently studying for a Professional Doctorate in Higher Education Management with the University of Bath, UK.


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Raegan Hiles

Head of Outbound Mobilities Programmes (HEGlobal and Go International)
Universities UK

Raegan Hiles is the Head of Outbound Mobilities Programmes at Universities UK International. She manages the Go International programme delivering the national strategy for outward mobility - which looks to increase the proportion of UK university students who spend some time of their HE experience studying, working or volunteering abroad. She also manages HEGlobal, the joint inititiative between Universities UK International and the British Council - which empowers UK universities to maintain their worldleading position in delivering transnational education and grow student numbers. In previous roles at Universities UK, Raegan was the policy advisor on transnational education, was a member of the team working on immigration policy, and led on the international policy agenda for Unviersities Wales. Before efore joining Universities UK, Raegan managed AMOSSHE, the UK's national Student Services Association, and prior to that was in the central Research Assessment Exercise 2008 management team at HEFCE. Raegan has a BA(Hons) from the University of Warwick, MA from University College London and an MPA from the University of York.


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Michael Woolf

Deputy President for Strategic Development
CAPA The Global Education Network

As the Deputy President for Strategic Development, Dr. Michael Woolf plays a key role in the development of new learning abroad destinations, and other strategic initiatives which serve the mission of CAPA International Education. Mike has been working in the field of learning abroad since the 1980s. He has published widely on international education and cultural studies. He has held leadership roles in many international education organizations, among them FIE, CIEE and Syracuse University. As an academic, Mike focused on American Studies and taught in the Universities of Padova and Venice in Italy, and Hull and Middlesex in the UK. After a period as a writer at the BBC, Mike moved into education abroad.
Mike has served on a number of advisory boards and was a member of the Board of Directors of The Forum on Education Abroad from 2006 to 2012.


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