A great deal of work has been done over the last few years to develop key frameworks for the University, including Framing of Futures, The Research Strategy 2017-2024 and the Learning and Teaching Strategy. With these now in place and work on their delivery well underway, it is timely to now develop an International Engagement Strategy.
International engagement touches almost every aspect of the University, from international research collaboration, through coursework and research, student recruitment, staff and student mobility, to the internationalisation of the curriculum and the general guiding rule that the University adopts global best-practice across all areas of activity.
“Earlier this year I asked Nicole Brigg, Pro Vice-Chancellor (International) to begin work on a project to develop a strategic approach to the University’s international engagement,” said Vice-Chancellor Professor S Bruce Dowton. “Over the past few months, she and her team in Macquarie International have planned this project thoroughly and will shortly begin the process of consultation with the senior leaders of the University.”
The first step of this strategic development will commence with an extended period of research and consultation involving a staff survey, extensive consideration by Executive Group and input from a group of global thought leaders, before drafting of a strategy begins in October.
“This is an incredibly exciting process as we consider a wide range of factors that impact on a future strategy. We need to consider factors such as the growing economic impact of the Asian region, the rapidly changing world of work, and growing impact of technology on our lives. Our research will also include an analysis of what makes the world’s top universities ‘global institutions’, and what benefits do they derive from pursuing a more active approach to international engagement,” said Nicole Brigg, Pro Vice-Chancellor (International Operations).
Macquarie International is coordinating the project, supported by a Secretariat drawn from a range of portfolios. Staff interested in the project are encouraged to speak with their line manager, or to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.