Internationalisation is forming an increasingly vital component of the underlying strategy to improve the quality, relevance, and financial strength of institutions in India today.  Till now, most institutions in India have relied upon senior leadership members to drive the internationalisation agenda within individual schools or departments, however, there is an urgent need to develop institution-wide strategies that look at international partnerships and learning within various facets of university operations. This webinar will focus on sharing practical recommendations and concrete examples of how internationalisation can be embedded within the broader institutional strategy of Indian universities and colleges.

Moderated by: Delia Heneghan, Director of Education – India, Sannam S4


Francisco Marmolejo,  Education Advisor, Qatar Foundation

Francisco Marmolejo is the Education Advisor of the Qatar Foundation, and provides guidance for maneuvering the education strategy of Qatar Foundation towards overall enhancement. Formerly, Marmalejo was the World Bank’s Lead Tertiary Education Specialist and Coordinator of its Network of Higher Education Specialists. He has also served as the Executive Director of the Consortium for North American Higher Education Collaboration (CONAHEC) at the University of Arizona, where he was also the Assistant Vice President for Western Hemispheric Programs. He had also been an American Council on Education (ACE) Fellow at the University of Massachusetts, as well as Vice President for Administration and Academic Vice President at the University of the Americas in Mexico.

 Dr NV Varghese, Vice-Chancellor, National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration

Dr NV Varghese is the Vice-Chancellor of National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration. He was also the Head of Governance and Management in Education at IIEP/UNESCO. He was also the Secretary General at IIEP where he was responsible for the Secretariat of the International Working Group on Education (IWGE) as well. With a doctoral degree in Economics and specialization in educational planning, he introduced the IIEP Masters programme in educational planning and management. He also  managed Asian Network of Training and Research Institutions in Educational Planning (ANTRIEP). Dr Varghese has directed many research projects, and published several books and research papers, articles and reports on higher education.

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