• The conference for leaders of international education

    Going Global 2018

    Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre,
    2-4 May 2018


  • Going Global 2018 Theme

    Global Connections, Local Impact

    Creating 21st century skills, knowledge and impact for society-wide good
  • The British Council are seeking innovative, agenda-setting proposals that will facilitate the sharing of knowledge and insights across borders

    Speak at Going Global

    We welcome challenging perspectives, and are especially interested to hear from thought leaders anticipating and driving future agendas.
  • The First ASEAN Country To Host British Council’s Going Global Conference

    Malaysia To Host Going Global Conference 2018

    Tan Sri Dr. Noorul Ainur, Sec Gen Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia and Rebecca Hughes, Director of British Council during the handing over ceremony for Going Global 2018

What is Going Global?

Going Global is the world’s largest open forum for international tertiary education leaders and specialists. This interactive conference is an unparalleled opportunity to network, debate and explore collaborative solutions to the challenges facing the sector in the 21st century.

At Going Global 2018, we will explore how tertiary education institutions are equipping young people with the skills and knowledge to benefit their communities, be that at a local, national or global level.

Tertiary institutions in the 21st century are both globally connected and locally engaged. They play a key role in communities – from helping to develop globally-minded citizens and fostering international partnerships, to creating the conditions for industry collaboration and social innovation. They also act as agents of social change, inclusion and mobility.

In light of today’s financial, environmental and political challenges, how can tertiary education leaders and policymakers communicate the role and impact of institutions in these areas? What are their top priorities in ensuring national tertiary education is fit to shape the societies of tomorrow, as well as to meet the future needs of students, employers and their communities? How can global tertiary networks contribute to achieving this?

These opportunities and challenges will be explored through the following lenses:

  • new skills, new graduates
  • social and international mobility
  • demonstrating impact
  • future-proofing the systems of tertiary education institutions
  • new models of delivery.
‘It is our collective responsibility to collaborate internationally in order to address social challenges through education’
The Honourable Dato’ Seri Idris Jusoh, Minister of Higher Education, Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia
  • What to expect

    • Three-day conference in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
    • 150+ high-profile speakers.
    • 30+ exhibitors.
    • 1,000 participants from 80+ countries.
    • 35+ interactive sessions, including roundtable discussions and knowledge exchange workshops.
    • Welcome networking reception.
  • Who should attend?

    • Ministers, policy advisers and government officials.
    • Vice-chancellors, rectors, presidents, deputy presidents and vice-presidents.
    • Senior decision makers from business, international education organisations and institutions.
    • Thought leaders and opinion formers.
  • Why should I attend?

    • Expand your global network of education leaders.
    • Explore opportunities for global collaboration and partnerships.
    • Engage with insights on the most pressing issues for global education.
  • Key dates

    Submit a poster proposal before
    Friday 12 January 2018
    Register to attend the conference from
    Tuesday 9 January 2018
    Discounted early bird rates apply until
    Monday 12 March 2018

Standard rates apply until registration closes on Monday 23 April 2018

More details on our website:

‘Why do we come to Going Global? I think many of us in the university sector come looking for answers to our problems, solutions to our challenges. The answers are more likely to come when we are able to share our latest conundrum not only with our immediate neighbours, but also with colleagues facing quite different challenges, perhaps from a university many thousands of miles away.’
Professor Janet Beer, Vice-President, Universities UK and Vice-Chancellor, University of Liverpool




Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities

Raise your profile and reach out to professional organisations in the international education community by promoting your products and services at Going Global 2018.

To find out what opportunities are available, please contact the Going Global team. Alamat emel ini dilindungi dari Spambot. Anda perlu hidupkan JavaScript untuk melihatnya.

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"What (Going Global) does is to bring innovations and best practices together so that all education institutions from around the world can tap into those ideas."
Ibrahim Yakasai, Director, National Universities Commission, Nigeria
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