International Education expert, Neil Kemp, visiting BI

6 October 2009

Dr Neil Kemp is one of the leading experts when it comes to internationalisation of education and student mobility. On Friday October 16th he is holding a seminar at BI.

Dr Neil Kemp, International Education Consultant and Visiting Fellow Institute of Education, University of London

Seminar topic: The global competition for international students in business and related programmes

The demand from international students for business and related disciplines continues to rise, with more globally mobile students. However competition between countries and their higher education institutions to attract these students has grown rapidly. This presentation will cover the changing patterns of supply and demand, in particular: 

  • Current trends in demand for international higher education according to country of study, student nationalities and levels of study.
  • The demand for business and related studies within this.
  • Strategies of countries and institutions to position themselves better in this market
  • Understanding international students: their motivations, influences and how they make choices
  • New approaches to international delivery
  • Implications for marketing and communications strategies for institutions    

About dr Neil Kemp  

Neil Kemp has contributed to a wide range of education and training projects in over 20 countries. He has lived and worked in South and East Asia for 20 years, including eight years each in Indonesia and India where he was British Council director. For the last 3 years he has been managing his own international education consultancy and his clients include UK universities; the UK’s Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills; the British Council; Danish Government (CIRIUS); Swedish Institute, OECD and Universities UK. He is the professional adviser to the UK-India Education and Research Initiative and Board Member at Institute of Development Studies, Sussex and Open University Worldwide. Previously he was responsible for managing the UK Prime Minister’s Initiative in international education and a member of the government’s education and training exports advisory group.

Neil Kemp started employment as an apprentice in industry and, after a physical sciences degree, completed a PhD in electron spectroscopy at Swansea University. He developed an interest in the economics of education and education planning at the Institute of Education, University of London, where he is now a Visiting Fellow. His professional interests and publications relate to the internationalisation of education, the role of the independent sector in higher education, particularly in developing countries, and international student mobility.

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