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British Council to host Going Global Asia Pacific Conference

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24 Nov 2022 00:00:00 | Update: 24 Nov 2022 01:05:41
British Council to host Going Global Asia Pacific Conference

The British Council is all set to host its Going Global Asia Pacific Conference, providing a strategic forum for leaders in international education to share knowledge and build a global network to shape the future of higher education across the world.

The first regional edition of the British Council’s flagship Going Global conference will take place from November 28 - December 01 in Singapore, said a press release.

The conference will explore the theme of International Education in the United Kingdom (UK) and Asia Pacific region: How to pursue equity in an inequitable world. It aims to reimagine the future of education and build stronger, more inclusive, internationally connected education systems through exchange of ideas.

Representing Bangladesh, a delegate of seven esteemed personnel will participate in the conference, including Dr Mokhlesur Rahman, Senior Operations Officer, The World Bank; Professor Dr Biswajit Chanda, Member, University Grants Commission of Bangladesh; Dr Durga Rani Sarker, Director, SPQA, University Grants Commission of Bangladesh; Professor Dr Golam Shabbir Sattar, Vice Chancellor, University of Rajshahi; Professor Dr Md Golam Samdani Fakir, Vice Chancellor, Green University of Bangladesh; and Professor Dr. Tanzima Yeasmin, Chairman and Professor, Dept of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Rajshahi. Among them, Dr Mokhlesur Rahman, Professor Dr Biswajit Chanda, Professor Dr Golam Shabbir Sattar and Prof Dr Md Golam Samdani Fakir will participate in separate panel discussions on “Future of Tertiary Education”, “Progressive transnational education partnerships”, “Strategies to promote gender equality in STEM” and “Regionalisation: a key to internationalisation”, respectively.

Regarding this conference, Tom Miscioscia, Director Bangladesh, the British Council, said, “I’m delighted to see such active participation from Bangladesh at this year’s Going Global Asia Pacific 2022 conference for leaders in international education. The delegates will engage in panel discussions on key topics ranging from the future of tertiary education to international partnerships to promoting gender equality in STEM education.”

The conference will include both in-person and livestream sessions. The in-person events will be held at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, with 200 invited senior leaders in the tertiary education sector from 20 countries and territories, representing over 140 organisations across Asia Pacific and the UK. Senior education leaders globally can also attend key segments of the conference online by registering for live stream sessions until November 28, 2022.