Delegates Going Global Conference
Wednesday 28 February 2018 -
10:00 to 13:00

Pre-Going Global 2018 Seminar — Thailand

Global Connection, local impact: Designing internationalisation strategies for Thai Universities amid current changes and challenges

Wednesday 28 February 2018

10.00 - 13.00 hrs.

Prof. Prasert Na Nakhon Conference Room

3rd Floor, Office of the Higher Education Commission 


 British Council Thailand and the Office of the Higher Education Commission are organising a pre-Going Global seminar for policymakers, academics, and researchers from Thai universities to meet, debate, and discuss the best way to design or review internationalisation strategies for coping with social and economic changes such as the declining number of students, digital disruption, and the changing expectations of industries towards graduates. Moreover, to design strategies for maximising the benefit of emerging opportunities such as the flow of international students to Thailand, development of R&D, and industrial research. 

This half-day seminar will explore and discuss the theme of Going Global 2018: Global connections, local impact in the Thai context. 

Speakers are from Thai and UK universities, regional organisations, and the private sector and will share their views from the national, regional, and global perspective. 


10.00 - 10.30          Registration and refreshments

10.30 - 10.35          Welcome speech

10.35 - 11.50          Panel Talk

11.50 - 12.00          About Going Global 2018

12.00 - 13.00          Lunch and networking


•  Assoc Prof Dr Nopraenue Sajjarax Dhirathiti, Vice President for International Relations and Corporate Communication, Mahidol University

•  Dr Choltis Dhirathiti, Executive Director, AUN

•  Graham Kendall, the University of Nottingham, Malaysia Campus (TBC)

•  British Chamber of Commerce / industries

Participants will also learn more about Going Global 2018 — a conference for leaders of education across the world. To be held in Kuala Lumpur from 2–4 May 2018.

About Going Global 2018:

The British Council is organising the Going Global Conference from Wednesday 2 to Friday 4 May 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Going Global offers an open forum for global leaders of international education to discuss current issues, consisting of a series of collaborative sessions that focus on the year’s chosen themes. Over 1,000 registered delegates from across the tertiary (further and higher) education sectors and various other sectors with perspectives on international education attend each year. 

The conference theme for Going Global 2018 is “Global connections, local impact”. It will focus on the role of tertiary education in creating 21st Century skills, knowledge and impact for society-wide good. The conference will explore how tertiary education institutions help to develop globally-minded citizens, acting as conduits to international partnerships, creating the conditions for industry collaboration and social innovation. They also act as agents of social change, inclusion and mobility.  We will look at this through five lenses: new skills new graduates, social mobility and international mobility, demonstrating impact, future-proofing HEI systems, and new models of delivery. More information on the 2018 themes can be found here: