Launch of the CAIE Colombia-2019 webinar series


The Conference of the Americas on International Education (CAIE) launches its series of webinars as conversation starters surrounding the October conference. We invite the higher education community and representatives from the public and private sectors as well as civil society to participate in discussions focused on innovation and the internationalization of higher education around the CAIE Colombia-2019 main theme:


Webinars are addressed to high-ranking authorities, managers, directors, and professionals specialized in the field of higher education, as well as other actors and decision makers involved in the internationalization of higher education in the Americas and the world.




Theme : Knowledge Hubs and their Communities: International Challenges and Opportunities
Date :  March 12, 2019
Speaker : Prof. Hans de Wit (Director, Center for International Higher-Education, Boston College)

This webinar addresses the role of knowledge hubs in their local communities and national and global context. What do we mean by Knowledge Hubs? Who are the key players? How can they bridge the connection of local, national and global, in particular in a time of increased nationalism and anti-globalism? What are some of the main international trends and challenges? And what are some challenging examples and best practices?


Theme : HEIs as catalysts for Innovation, Collaboration and Development
Date : May 7th, 2019
Speakers : 

Prof. Kiki Caruson (Assistant Vice President for Research, Innovation and Global Affairs University of South Florida) and
Prof. Karen Holbrook (Regional Chancellor Sarasota-Manatee Campus - University of South Florida)
Authors of Globalizing University Research: Innovation, Collaboration and Competition, ed. Institute of International Education, 2017


Theme : Del Polo Tecnológico a Polo de Conocimiento: el casodel Tec de Monterrey
Date : July 9th, 2019
Speaker : Ing. Jose Manuel Aguirre (Director de Parques Tecnológicos y Alianzas Estratégicas - Tec de Monterrey)


Theme : Bogotá: Hub de Conocimiento e Innovación. Una Apuesta al Desarrollo
Date : September 10th, 2019
Speaker : Representatives of the Government of Colombia and Bogota




Date : March 12, 2019 @ 2PM  (Montreal EDT)

Languages : English and Spanish

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