April 4, 2013 - Keynote Address
Hans de Wit, Director of the Centre for Higher Education Internationalisation at the Università Cattolica Sacro Cuore (Milan, Italy) and Professor (lector) of Internationalization of Higher Education at the School of Economics and Management of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (The Netherlands)
Summary: The global knowledge society we live in has placed international education at the forefront. International organizations, national governments, higher education leaders, students and faculty are advocating the development of global engagement, global networking and global citizenship as cornerstones for internationalization in general and internationalization of the curriculum and learning outcomes in particular. What can we learn from experiences in Europe and elsewhere in the world? What can the new technologies and social media contribute to its innovation? Can we reinvent internationalization such that not only in words but also in practice we create global networks and citizens?
Opening Remarks and Special announcement by the American Council on Education (ACE), SUNY COIL, and manaba: Award program to recognize internationalization through technology.
Nancy Zimpher, Chancellor, SUNY System Administration
Jon Rubin, Director, SUNY COIL Center
Brad Farnsworth, Assistant Vice President, Center for Internationalization and Global Engagement, American Council on Education
Takashi Takekawa, President and CEO of manaba - Asahi Net International