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About SIU

Symbiosis is an educational institution established by Dr. S B Mujumdar in 1971 to promote international understanding through quality education. It comprises of 55 institutions, 32 of which are under the ambit of Symbiosis International (Deemed University). These institutions offer programmes in fields like Management, Law, Health & Biological Sciences, Information Technology, Engineering, Design, Media, Telecommunications, Geo-informatics, Languages etc.

Our Management, Media, Law and Computer Science Institutes have been consistently ranked amongst the top ten in the country. Symbiosis International (Deemed University) has been ranked amongst top 50 Universities in India by National Institute Ranking Framework (NIRF), Government of India. The University has also been ranked amongst the top 250 Universities in Asia and top 150 in BRICS by QS World University rankings survey 2018. The University is re-accredited by NAAC with Grade 'A' and CGPA of 3.58 on a four point scale. Symbiosis has over 38,000 students from all States of India and over 85 countries across the globe. Symbiosis epitomizes the motto of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam - the world is one family.

Management, Media, Law and Computer Science Institutes have been consistently ranked amongst the top ten institutes in the country.

SIU is ranked No.1 in the SWACHA Campus Rankings 2018 by the Government of India

The University has been re-accredited by NAAC with Grade 'A' and CGPA of 3.58 on a four point scale.

Symbiosis International (Deemed University) has been graded as a Category-I University by the University Grants Commission (UGC).

About IHE 2019

The SIU-AIU Conference will be held in the city of Pune, India, on 5th and 6th April 2019. A curtain raiser in the form of a roundtable discussion will be held before the conference on 4th April 2019.

The conference is titled ‘Building Sustainable Partnerships towards Collaborative International Learning’ and is organised jointly by the Association of Indian Universities (SIU-AIU) and the Symbiosis International (Deemed University).

While some higher education institutions promote a high number of international partnerships as a successful outcome of international engagement, other institutions focus on and encourage more activity within a targeted region with a smaller number of strategic partnerships. Institutions now are becoming increasingly cautious about who they partner with and are abandoning their earlier practice of signing collaboration agreements without strategic consideration. Institutions with a deliberate strategic commitment to international partnering pay more attention to the outcome of these cooperation agreements. Looking for ‘synergy potential’ partners, ensuring leadership and institutional commitment, sharing of common objectives and policies, facilitating regular exchange of faculty, staff and students, organising collaborative seminars/workshops/conferences work well to ensure success and sustainability of the partnerships.

Speakers

Dr. Jos Beelen,

Professor of Global Learning, The Hague University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands.

Mrs. Jane Mitchell,

Founder, JL&M Ltd, UK

Prof. Dr. Jianxin Zhang,

President, Asia Pacific Quality Network (APQN), Project Leader of APQN Quality Label (APQL), Chief Expert of Yunnan Higher Education Evaluation Center (YHEEC), China

Dr. Pankaj Mittal,

Additional Secretary, University Grants Commission (UGC) India

Dr. Mark Frederiks,

Coordinator International Policy, Accreditation Organisation of The Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO)

Prof. Denise Kirkpatrick,

Deputy Vice Chancellor & Vice President (Academic), Western Sydney University, Australia .

Prof. Hans de Wit,

Professor & Director, Center for International Higher Education (CIHE), Boston College, USA

Shri R. Subrahmanyam,

Secretary (HE), Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India .

Mr. Eric Falt,

Director and UNESCO Representative to Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka

Mr. Sudhanshu Pandey,

Additional Secretary, Department of Commerce, Government of India

Prof. Sandeep Sancheti,

President, Association of Indian Universities (AIU), India

Prof. Furqan Qamar,

Secretary General, Association of Indian Universities (AIU), India

Mr. Jon Rubin,

Director, COIL Consulting, USA

Dr. Verónica Rodríguez Luna,

Professor & Incharge - COIL, Veracruz University, Xalapa, Mexico

Dr. Keiko Ikeda,

Professor in the Division of International Aairs, and KU-COIL Coordinator, Kansai University, Japan

Mr. Matthew Hightower,

CEO, Class2Class, USA (COIL Collaborator with KU, Japan)

Dr. Rajan Saxena,

Vice Chancellor, Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, India

Dr. Neeta Inamdar,

Head of the Department for European Studies (DES), Jean Monnet Chair in EU Economic Integration and European Identity, Manipal University, India

Prof. Kari Costello,

Assistant Vice President for Global Engagement, DePaul University, USA

Dr. Rajiv Yeravdekar,

Dean, Faculty of Health and Biological Sciences, SIU, India

Dr. Chindu Sreedharan,

Principal Academic in Journalism, Bournemouth University, UK

Dr. Usha Haley,

W. Frank Barton Distinguished Chair in International Business & Professor of Management, Wichita State University; Co-Chair of the Practice Theme Committee of the Academy of Management; Co-chair of an AOM award on International Collaboration, USA

Prof. Jeanne Keay,

Pro Vice Chancellor (Global Engagement), Leeds Beckett University, UK

Dr. Suzanne M. Babich,

Associate Dean of Public Health, Indiana University, USA

Dr. Stamenka Uvalic-Trumbic,

Consultant of international Higher Education, France

Dr. Jagannath Patil,

Adviser, National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), India

Dr. George Haley,

Professor of Marketing & International Business, Director, Center for International Industry Competitiveness, College of Business, University of New Haven, USA

Event Details

Round Table Discussion in association with EdCIL(India) Limited


‘Building a Sustainable Study in India Program’
Positioning India as a quality higher education provider


This round table will focus on the recently launched ‘Study in India’ program unveiled by the Government of India in partnership with universities across the country. Stakeholders including members of the team which envisioned this ambitious program, key leaders from the ministries of human resource development, commerce and external affairs, UGC and member universities will engage in a freewheeling discussion with representatives from ministries and embassies of partner nations. The stage will then be set for the next two days for university leaders and other stakeholders to navigate the ever-evolving realm of academic partnerships in the 21st century showcasing successful models of strategic partnerships across the globe through expert presentations, case studies and interactions.

Sub Themes :

  1. Study in India: Vision and Challenges
  2. Study in India: Gaining Competitive Advantage

Round Table Discussion in association with EdCIL: ‘Building a Sustainable Study in India Program’ Positioning India as a quality higher education provider 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm, 4th April 2019

Welcome


10 mins

Chair:

Dr. Vidya Yeravdekar, Pro Chancellor SIU, Executive Director, SCIE

Dr. N Saravana Kumar, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India

Ms. Santwana Dasgupta, Director of Education, The Asia Foundation, Afghanistan

Mr. Mohit Yadav, Director (West Africa), Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), India

Mr. Diptiman Das, CMD, EDCIL, India

Prof. Furqan Qamar, Secretary General , Association of Indian Universities (AIU), India

Amb. (Retd) Gautam Bambawale, Former Ambassador to Bhutan & China and Distinguished Professor SIU, India


55 mins

Q&A:


30 mins

2:35 pm - 2:50 pm

15 mins

Chairs

Prof. Hans de Wit, Professor & Director, Center for International Higher Education (CIHE), Boston College, USA

Mr. Sudhanshu Pandey, Additional Secretary, Department of Commerce, Government of India

Ms. Louise McSorley, Counsellor (Education and Research), Australian Consulate, New Delhi , India

Prof. Sandeep Sancheti, President, Association of Indian Universities (AIU), India

Ms. Shobha Mishra Ghosh, Assistant Secretary General, FICCI, India

Amb. (Retd) Dinkar Srivastava, Former Ambassador to Libya, Iran and the Czech Republic; Distinguished Professor, SIU, India


55 mins

Q&A

30 mins

Round Table on ‘Health Promoting Universities (HPU)’

convened by the University Grants Commission (UGC) Participants: All Vice Chancellors and Invitees

55 mins

Activity Break:


20 mins

Tea

60 mins

For many years internationalization focused on student and faculty mobility and recruitment. Today educational institutes and education agencies focus on larger goals of global engagement, networking, and citizenship. Since the majority of students and faculty do not actually travel to other countries, collaborative international learning provides a way to experience internationalization at home. By developing courses in conjunction with faculty from institutions in other countries, and by leveraging online technologies, students can work on projects together and learn collaboratively—making internationalization a practical reality. Such collaborative learning experiences have been shown to contribute significantly to learners' foreign language skills, intercultural awareness, global understanding, and digital skills, all vital for the modern global workplace

Chair:

Dr. Jos Beelen, Professor of Global Learning, The Hague University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands

Speakers:

Mrs. Jane Mitchell, Founder, JL&M Ltd, UK

Prof. Dr. Jianxin Zhang, President, Asia Pacific Quality Network (APQN), Project Leader of APQN Quality Label (APQL), Chief Expert of Yunnan Higher Education Evaluation Center (YHEEC), China

Dr. Pankaj Mittal, Additional Secretary, University Grants Commission (UGC) India

Dr. Mark Frederiks, Coordinator International Policy, Accreditation Organisation of The Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO)

Prof. Denise Kirkpatrick, Deputy Vice Chancellor & Vice President (Academic), Western Sydney University, Australia


180 mins

Tea Break

30 mins

Inaugural Function:

Chief Guest:

Shri R. Subrahmanyam, Secretary (HE), Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India

Keynote Address:

Prof. Hans de Wit, Professor & Director, Center for International Higher Education (CIHE), Boston College, USA

Guests of Honour:

Mr. Eric Falt, Director and UNESCO Representative to Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka

Mr. Sudhanshu Pandey, Additional Secretary, Department of Commerce, Government of India

Prof. Sandeep Sancheti, President, Association of Indian Universities (AIU), India

Prof. Furqan Qamar, Secretary General, Association of Indian Universities (AIU), India

60 mins

Lunch

60 mins

According to the European Commission, e-learning is projected to grow fifteen-fold, accounting for 30% of all educational provision over the next 10 years. Learning anywhere anytime is rapidly gaining momentum. Has technology made teaching more student centered? Has social media changed the ownership of learning? Do students have increased ownership of knowledge? How is this affecting collaborative teaching and learning and the mobility of students? Is virtual cooperation a hype or an actual cultural shift? How are teachers/facilitators upgrading their skills in order to move in pace with a more digitally empowered student cohort and rapidly changing technological learning/research aids? Are universities equipped to adapt to new educational technologies that meet student /faculty/partner expectations? And finally, is this all impacting the way industry views and values these graduates?

Chair:

Mr. Jon Rubin, Director, COIL Consulting, USA

Speakers:

Dr. Verónica Rodríguez Luna, Professor & Incharge - COIL, Veracruz University, Xalapa, Mexico

Dr. Keiko Ikeda, Professor in the Division of International A

Mr. Matthew Hightower, CEO, Class2Class, USA (COIL Collaborator with KU, Japan)

Dr. Rajan Saxena, Vice Chancellor, Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, India

180 mins

Education aims at helping students solve local, national and international problems. This requires an in-depth understanding and sensitivity to the problems of the local community. As universities change their perception of their own role in society and move from being simply employment (or entrepreneurship) focused to being strong stakeholders in the development of the society they live in, this linkage between research and community engagement to the teaching-learning process becomes critical. How can universities bridge the gap between faculty research, student learning and community needs? What is the role of transnational university-community partnerships in preparing engaged and responsible citizens?

Chair:

Dr. Neeta Inamdar, Head of the Department for European Studies (DES), Jean Monnet Chair in EU Economic Integration and European Identity, Manipal University, India

Speakers:

Prof. Kari Costello, Assistant Vice President for Global Engagement, DePaul University, USA

Dr. Rajiv Yeravdekar, Dean, Faculty of Health and Biological Sciences, SIU, India

Dr. Chindu Sreedharan, Principal Academic in Journalism, Bournemouth University, UK

Dr. Usha Haley, W. Frank Barton Distinguished Chair in International Business & Professor of Management, Wichita State University; Co-Chair of the Practice Theme Committee of the Academy of Management; Co-chair of an AOM award on International Collaboration, USA


165 mins

Lunch

45 mins

It has become essential to move from a world of content to a world of context. How effectively are universities bringing multiple voices into the classroom and curriculum? Is the new 'future proof' classroom becoming a reality? How can faculty effectively leverage the cultural diversity in their classrooms while addressing the academic needs of both local and international students? How are the national governments and universities responding to the change? Are teachers learning from students too and how does this impact the dynamics of the learning process? How can faculty be equipped with the skills to handle the transition? How do partnerships help shape this new classroom?

Chair:

Prof. Jeanne Keay, Pro Vice Chancellor (Global Engagement), Leeds Beckett University, UK

Speakers:

Dr. Suzanne M. Babich, Associate Dean of Public Health, Indiana University, USA

Dr. Stamenka Uvalic-Trumbic, Consultant of international Higher Education, France

Dr. Jagannath Patil, Adviser, National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), India

Dr. George Haley, Professor of Marketing & International Business, Director, Center for International Industry Competitiveness, College of Business, University of New Haven, USA


180 mins

Conference Mentors

Dr S.B. Mujumdar

Founder & President,
Symbiosis Chancellor,
Symbiosis International
(Deemed University)

Dr Rajani Gupte

Vice Chancellor,
Symbiosis International
(Deemed University)


Prof. Hans de Wit

Professor and Director, Center for International Higher Education (CIHE) at Boston College, USA

Conference Convener

Dr Vidya Yeravdekar

Pro Chancellor, SIU and Principal Director, Symbiosis

Organising Secretary

Prof Anita Patankar

Deputy Director, Symbiosis Centre for International Education, Director, Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts

Organizing Partner

Venue

By Air : Pune airport is located about 10 km away from the city centre. Taxis are available from airport to city. Delhi, Chennai, Bengaluru and Mumbai are all well-connected to Pune. International travelers can get a connecting flight from Mumbai.

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By Train : Pune is an important railway junction. Pune is well-linked with all major rail junctions and towns in India.

By Road : Pune is well-connected with all major cities in Maharashtra by state-owned bus services. Private deluxe buses also operate from Goa, Mumbai (200 km) and Hyderabad to Pune.

Approximate distance to reach Symbiosis Campus, Senapati Bapat Road from:

  • Pune Raiway Station: 6.2 kms
  • Shivaji Nagar Railway Station & S.T stand: 4.4 kms
  • Pune Airport:13.5 kms

* Symbiosis arranges buses at pre-fixed schedule from Senapati Bapat Road (S.B.Road) to reach the venue before and on the day of IHE 2019.

Approximate distance to reach venue of IHE 2019, Lavale from:

  • Symbiosis, Senapati Bapat Road (S.B.Road): 15 kms (via Sus Road)
  • Pune Railway Station: 19.2 kms (via Sus Road)
  • Shivaji Nagar Railway Station & S.T stand: 16.5 kms
  • Pune Airport: 25.1 kms (via Sus Road)

* Public transportation direct to the venue is not available.

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Who should attend ?

This Conference will bring together stakeholders from education institutes, regulatory and accreditation agencies, world ranking associations and international collaboration networks to deliberate on the importance and challenge of creating and sustaining strategic partnerships with a focus on how collaborative learning can enhance the teaching- learning environment in classrooms. The pre-conference Round-Table will discuss and deliberate on the nuts and bolts behind establishing strategic partnerships. This will set the stage for the next two days for showcasing successful models of strategic partnerships across the globe through case studies and interactions.

Why should you attend ?

Platforms and networks like International Academic Partnership Program (IAPP), Erasmus+ Horizon2020, United States India Educational Foundation (USIEF) are a few popularly known initiatives for guiding colleges and universities to develop strategies for creating and sustaining different modes of meaningful partnerships. Their focus is knowledge sharing and adopting of best practices.

The current debate on the measurement and assessment of internationalisation focuses on specific instruments (study abroad, mobility, recruitment, etc) or institutional policy (strategy documents, internal structures, etc). Less attention seems to be devoted to the challenging measurability of the broad and far-reaching goals or strategic objectives of a university’s internationalisation strategy.

Registration

Indian Delegates for IHE 2019
Speaker (By Invite) Rs. 0 /-
Government officials Rs. 1770 /-
Academicians / NGOs / Any other Rs. 1770 /-
Research Scholars Rs. 1770 /-
Students Rs. 180 /-
SIU - Dean/Director/Head Rs. 0 /-
SIU Faculty Rs. 0 /-
International Delegates for IHE 2019
All delegates USD 150
Registration fee covers participation in the two-day deliberations (April 6 and 7), conference kit, tea, snacks & lunch, commuting to conference venue from Symbiosis S. B. Road Pune (to & fro) & participation certificate.
Details of the Accounts Department
Email id: accounts@scie.ac.in
Contact No: +91 020 – 25925266
Bank Details
Beneficiary Name & Address Symbiosis International (Deemed University).
S.B.Road, Pune , Post Box No 411004
Beneficiary Bank Name & Address Axis Bank Ltd
S.B.Road, Pune, Post Box No 411016, India
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CONTACT US

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