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The Transatlantic Role in Internationalizing Higher Education     Print Email
Friday, 09 October 2009

The future of higher education, the importance of international education, and transatlantic cooperation on developing educational exchange networks were addressed by Odile Quintin, Director General for Education and Culture at the European Commission and Dr. Allan Goodman, President and CEO of the Institute of International Education, who reviewed policy initiatives aimed at supporting international higher education and how universities are refocusing educational priorities. Both speakers were adamant that international education is crucial for economic recovery and development, and that it will equip the students of today for future success. The growing demands for international experience and the changing nature of the global economy make this topic especially relevant. Participants concurred that international dialogue and transatlantic cooperation are key to making crucial changes in the way students are educated.