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Session 1 – TNE and researching the student experience

Chair: Dr Vangelis Tsiligiris, Nottingham Trent University



  • Chris Slade, Director of Partnerships, Staffordshire Universit

  • Albina Szeles, Intercultural Engagement Manager, Coventry Universit

  • William Archer, Chief Executive, i-graduat

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Session 2 – TNE in the Netherlands, UK and Germany: An update of research and practice

Chair:  Brian Johnson, Head of International HE Strategy, Global Science Innovation and Education, Dept for Business, Innovation & Skills, UK:



  • Kevin van Cauter, Higher Education Adviser, British Council

    Dr Janet Ilieva, Founder and Director, Education Insight
  • Dr Rosa Becker, Senior Researcher & Policy Advisor, EP-Nuffic

  • Dr Stephan Geifes, Head of Division Transnational Education and Cooperation Programmes, DAAD


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Session 3 – The theory and practice of online and distance TNE

Chair: Dr Esther Wilkinson, Head of International, Jisc



  • Professor Siân Bayne, Convenor of the Centre for Research in Digital Education, University of Edinburgh

  • Professor Clare Pickles, Vice-President Academic Affairs, Laureate Online Education

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Session 4 – Social interaction and organisational culture in TNE

Chair: David Cockayne, Senior Lecturer, University of Huddersfield Business School



  • Dr Claudia Bordogna, University of Huddersfield

  • Dr Vicky Lewis, Vicky Lewis Consulting

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Session 5 – Quality assurance in TNE

Chair: Raegan Hiles, Head of HEGlobal Programme, UK HE International Unit



  • Dr Fabrizio Trifiro’, Quality Assurance Agency, UK

  • Carolyn Campbell, Senior Consultant, Observatory on Borderless Higher Education

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