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Keynote speaker for the Conference confirmed: Professor Elspeth Jones

QAA Scotland
| 15 Feb 2017

Elspeth JonesWe are delighted that a number of high profile and innovative speakers will be addressing delegates at the 3rd International Enhancement Conference on 6-8 June. These speakers will engage participants in discussions and prompt thinking around a range of topics facing the sector. We are running a series of features on each speaker, beginning with Professor Peter Felten. We are pleased to confirm our next speaker is, Professor Elspeth Jones.

Elspeth Jones is Emerita Professor of the Internationalisation of Higher Education, at  Leeds Beckett University and Honorary Visiting Fellow, with the Centre for Higher Education Internationalisation (CHEI), Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan.  With over 35 years in international education, her specialisms include personal, professional and employability outcomes from international mobility, strategic leadership, internationalisation of the curriculum at home and abroad, global citizenship and intercultural competence development. She is series editor for Internationalization in Higher Education (Routledge) book series and winner of the European Association for International Education’s (EAIE) Award for Excellence in Research. She is Chair of the EAIE’s Expert Community on Internationalisation at Home and Visiting Professor at several European universities.

Elspeth has undertaken consultancy, research, training and presentations for universities around the world and for organisations such as the European Commission and European Parliament, British Council, UUK International Unit, the International Association of Universities, UK Higher Education Academy and the International Education Association of Australia.  She is a member of the Scientific Committee of CHEI, Milan and the Editorial Board of the Journal of Studies in International Education. She has published widely including the edited and co-edited collections Internationalising Higher Education; Internationalisation and the Student Voice; Global and Local Internationalisation; and The Globalization of Internationalization: Emerging Voices and Perspectives.

She tweets as @elspethjones and can be contacted through her website

We are delighted that Elspeth will be addressing delegates on the topic of internationalising the student experience.


Early bird tickets for the Conference are selling fast! They are available at a discounted rates until 6 March 2017 and there are a limited number of funded places available to staff and students from Scottish HEIs.