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Knowledge Without Borders Network Inaugural Lecture: 'The Future of Internationalisation: Malaysian Perspectives'

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The Knowledge Without Borders Network (KWBN) which was formally introduced at the Observatory on Borderless Higher Education's Global Forum recently in Kuala Lumpur presents its inaugural lecture, “The Future of Internationalisation: Malaysian Perspectives".

The lecture will mark the official launch of KWBN, an international collaboration between the academic community, students and professionals in the field of internationalisation of higher education, based at The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus, which aims to drive the research, practice and policy agenda in this area.

The Network’s objectives are to connect and promote institutional knowledge, providing a platform for reflection on ‘The Nottingham Experience’ which is working and studying in a uniquely dynamic, innovative and international environment.

KWBN has lined up a series of programs and activities including seminars and conferences; networking and active exchange programmes for staff and students; sponsorship of fellowships and secondment opportunities; and establishing a virtual resource centre. Academic researchers and professional practitioners who are interested in key areas such as organisational strategy, educational leadership, teaching and curriculum, intercultural communication and workplace ethics will benefit from these activities.

The Network’s inaugural lecture, "The Future of Internationalisation: Malaysian Perspectives" will be delivered by Dr Rozilini M Fernandez-Chung, the Vice President of HELP University, formerly of the Malaysian Qualifications Agency within Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia on June 19, 2012.

The lecture will explore the historical context of internationalisation in Malaysia, with a view to assessing the challenges we face in responding to the rapidly changing local and global conditions of international higher education.

In her lecture, Dr. Fernandez-Chung will offer reflections on workplace ethics, organisational culture, and student experience for those institutions in Malaysia and abroad which are heavily involved in the internationalisation of both staff and students.

Among the attendees will be Professor Christine Ennew, Pro Vice Chancellor for Internationalisation of University of Nottingham and co-coordinator of KWBN, and Dr Sean Matthews, joint co-coordinator of KWBN and Director of Studies of School of Modern Languages and Cultures at The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus.

For further information and registration, please contact Ms Yeong Woon Chin, email:, phone: +603 8924 8040 or via the web at   


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The University of Nottingham, described by The Sunday Times University Guide 2011 as “the embodiment of the modern international university”, has 42,000 students at award-winning campuses in the United Kingdom|, China| and Malaysia|. It is also the most popular| university in the UK by 2012 application numbers, and ‘the world’s greenest university’. It is ranked in the UK’s top 10 and the world’s top 75 universities by the Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) and the QS World University Rankings.

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Posted on 13th June 2012

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