There will be a good i-graduate presence on the floor of many exhibitions and conferences globally, below is a non-exhaustive list of conference, events and exhibitions where we will have representatives at. If you wish to meet with any i-graduate staff that will be at these events, please do not hesitate to contact for more details.



27th May – 1st June 

CII Summer Meeting

15th- 18th July 


New Zealand International Education Conference (NZIEC)

22nd & 23rd August 



11th-14th September 



9th-12th October 


Observatory Global Forum 2018 

4th & 5th November


This year the Observatory's focus will be 'Student Outcomes' and this will also be the theme of the upcoming Global Forum which will be held in Dubai. More details about the event to follow.



Going Global 2018

Kuala Lumpur

2nd-4th May

Diversity Abroad Conference


7th-10th April 

Focus on International Education

28th & 29th March 


Nannette Ripmeester, Director of Client Services, Europe to act as a keynote speaker.


25th-29th March 


Guy Perring, i-graduate Regional Director, Asia will be running a pre-conference workshop on the 'challenges in creating global graduates & citizens'

American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) Annual Meeting

25th-28th March 


The Forum's 14th Annual Conference 

21st-23rd March 


UUK International Higher Education Forum

14th & 15th March 


AIEA 2018

18th-12th February 


On February 19th Nannette Ripmeester, Director of Client Services, Europe will be a chair and presenter for the ‘Preparing Students for the Diverse Workplace’ segment, with Darla Deardorff & Elaine Meyer-Lee. On February 20th, for the ‘How can internationalization help ‘future-proof’ your students for employability in turbulent times?’ theme, she will also be presenting with Brett Berquist (University of Auckland, New Zealand) & Katie Orr (NSCC, Canada).

Observatory Global Forum 2017

11th & 12th December

One Drummond Gate, London 

The OBHE's annual Global Forum is taking place in London on 11th & 12th December. This year's theme is 'Ready or Not - The role of online learning in higher education'.

This conference will reassess the potential of online and blended learning in higher education, to meet the needs of domestic and international students. Drawing on a unique series of country studies from around the world, this event is an opportunity to engage with the latest data, learn from experience, and consider new models and technologies.

 EAIE 2017

12th - 15th September

The 29th Annual EAIE Conference and Exhibition in Seville, Spain will take place from 12–15 September 2017 at the Seville Conference and Exhibition Centre (FIBES). The 2017 conference theme is 'A mosaic of cultures'. We will be exhibiting at this conference and look forward to seeing you there. 

Best Practice Exchange Webinar, UK 

17th July

We are delighted to invite you to our Free Best Practice webinar that will explore how Universities are improving the international student experience using the International Student Barometer (ISB). 

Speakers and topics include:

Jonathan Ma and James Tibbert from the University of Oxford - walkthrough our public Tableau report for the Oxford Student Barometer and behind the scenes data transformation

Victoria Foxley-Sayles and Sue Baker from the University of Bradford - on changes they have made to support services


US Best Practice Exchange Webinar

The webinar is a great opportunity to hear from other institutions on how they have used the International Student Barometer (ISB) to improve the student experience.

Missed this webinar? You can watch it below! 


2.00pm                   Introduction to the ISB
  Rachael Merola, Regional Director, North America, i-graduate
  What is the ISB? How does it work? Who uses it?
2.10pm Maximizing reach
  Greg Long, Recruitment Manager, International Digital Engagement, International Education Centre, Centennial College
  High response rates lead to more solid data. Centennial College will be sharing insights into how they achieve high response rates.
2.20pm Getting the most from the ISB
  Paul Butler, Director, Administration and Finance, Office of International Services, Indiana University
  Paul will discuss how Indiana’s approach to the ISB has changed over the years and how they successfully implemented the Barometer in their six campuses. 
2.30pm Translating results into change
  Kari Costello, Assistant Vice President Global Engagement, DePaul University
  Kari will be showcasing how the ISB data led DePaul University to create a program that fosters student integration.
2.40pm Q&A
  Your opportunity to ask our speakers any questions



Enhancing the international student experience: effective strategies for 2017 and beyond

15th June 

We are delighted to announce we are headline sponsors for the UUK International conference on 15th June. This conference will examine effective approaches to international student experience post-Brexit . Delegates will discuss what the UK higher education sector as a whole currently looks like for international students, explore what institutions can do to allay student fears and improve social cohesion post-Brexit and examine case studies of successful institutional approaches to international student experience.

Key themes at this conference on international student experience will include: 

  • How universities can protect and enhance the international student experience at a time of uncertainty
  • Reassuring prospective students that they are still welcome in the UK
  • Effective support systems to provide information and guidance on external factors
  • Effective strategies to support the mental wellbeing of international students
  • Equitability of experience in transnational education
  • Spreading the word about the benefits of internationalisation and international students in your region
  • Evidenced case studies from a range of institutions

Register your place



Monday 29 May - Friday 2 June
Los Angeles, US

We will be attending this year's NAFSA conference in Los Angeles. If you would like to arrange a meeting with our MD, Phil Sanders to discuss how we can help you enhance the student experience, please get in touch with us. 

Arrange a meeting. 


Going Global 2017

Monday 22 - Wednesday 24 May

We exhibited at this year's Going Global conference which was held at the QEII centre in London. Guy Perring, our Regional Director for Asia, presented on the theme of 'Universities and cities: attracting talent together'. He shared insight into three key hubs in Asia and how they are drawing in international students from around the region.

View presentation

Best Practice Exchange
Rotterdam 2017

Raising the bar for the international student experience in changing times

Wednesday 19 April 2017
Mathenesserlaan 255, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Over the year we have gathered feedback from more than 2.9 million students across 33 countries. Want to find out what we have learnt? Want to understand international higher education in changing times? Keen to know what drives international students in their study choice? Join us at our Best Practice Exchange in Rotterdam on 19th April 2017.

Our event will cover the following:

  • Trends from the latest International Student Barometer (ISB)
  • Discuss good practice cases from a variety of European Higher Education institutions to show how they use ISB data
  • From the crucial 'first impression' to understanding what gets your students hired
  • Hear from peers and experts regarding how to raise the bar for the international student experience in challenging times
  • We will debate our theme 'Changing Times' with a highly interactive roundtable discussion

View our programme

Register your place

APAIE 2017

Monday 20 - Thursday 23 March
Kaohsiung, Taiwan

We are proud sponsors of the 2017 APAIE conference taking place in Taiwan.The five day event will include pre-conference workshops, exhibitions, keynotes, parallel sessions, networking coffee breaks, campus and city tours.

The conference theme is 'New Era, New Horizon, New Frontier Higher Education in Asia Pacific' and will cover the following sub-themes:

  • Globalisation Trends and Corresponding Strategies
  • International Research Collaboration
  • Student Mobility and Support Services
  • Benchmarking and Assessment of Higher Education
  • Digital Media Innovations in International Higher Education

Conference schedule

Register your place

International Student: Attraction and Engagement Summit Asia

Tuesday 14th March
The Royale Chulan Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

We have partnered with the Hotcourses Group for our inaugural 'International Student: Attraction and Engagement Summit', taking place at the Royale Chulan Hotel in Kuala Lumpur on 14th March.

It is more important than ever for universities and colleges to understand and navigate the growing marketing landscape. The summit will focus on strategies to attract and engage with international students as well as ways of measuring your marketing and recruitment activities and success through sophisticated analytics and data which will ensure an effective return on your investment.

Why attend?

  • Presentations from education thought leaders
  • Engage with digital experts
  • Understand and learn from relevant case studies
  • Network with industry peers

View the full programme.
To book your place please email Laura Burnett.

AIEA 2017

Sunday 19 - Wednesday 22 February
Washington Marriott Wardman Park, Washington DC

We are pleased to support the 2017 AIEA Conference being held in Washington DC. This year's theme is 'Internationlisation through difference: transcending boundaries'.

The 2017 AIEA Annual Conference focuses on the interplay between boundaries and connections in internationalization. International education leaders must negotiate boundaries due to cultural differences, wide-ranging institutional structures, divergent motivations and meanings, and distinct resource allocations – all of which vary from institution to institution, and nation to nation. Boundaries create silos which, as Gillian Tett explains (in The Silo Effect: The Peril of Expertise and the Promise of Breaking Down Barriers, 2015, Simon & Schuster), present both problems and possibilities for advancement. Silos can create blinders and tunnel vision, discourage progressive thinking, reinforce status hierarchies, and foster skill sets that are epistemologically static and difficult to expand. On the other hand, utilizing and sometimes repositioning silos can be productive, by encouraging strategic thinking and avoiding inward looking approaches and proprietary impasses.

Conference schedule

Register your place

Regent's University & The OBHE
International Partners Conference 2017

International Education: Global Citizenship in changing world scenarios

Tuesday 10th - Friday 13th January
Regent's University London

The International Partnerships Office at Regent's University London will be hosting this conference in partnership with The Observatory on Bordeless Higher Education.

The event brings together leading figures in the higher education sector as well as guests from the business community to discuss issues facing international higher education. Participate in workshops, choose from a variety of informative sessions to attend, share best practise and network with like-minded professionals.

Programme structure:
Tuesday 10th January 2017: Regent's Partner Institutions check-in
Wednesday 11th January 2017: Pre-Conference day, only available for Regent's Partner Institutions
Thursday 12th and Friday 13th January 2017: Conference


Register your place by 9th January

Navitas Business Partners Conference

Friday 18th - Monday 21st November
Hanoi, Vietnam

We are pleased to announce we are platinum sponsors of the Navitas Business Partners Conference, taking place in Vietnam in November. 

Enhancing Student Learning Experience

Thursday 17th November
PolyU Hung Hom Bay Campus, Hong Kong

Institutions have been putting more and more efforts into enhancing the learning experiences of students in order to meet the emerging educational needs of the society. Co-organized by the Federation for Self-financing Tertiary Education (FSTE) and Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ), the conference aims to provide an opportunity for all stakeholders in the sector to report their latest research, explore ideas, views and experience, and share their professional experience with others.

More information.

The OBHE Global Forum
Brain Gain: Charting the impact & future of TNE

Dinner: Wednesday 9th November
Global Forum: Thursday 10th & Friday 11th November
The Royale Chulan Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

We are delighted to announce the programme for our forthcoming conference. This event will take on some of the complexities of transnational education in the 21st century.

Sessions include:

  • 20 years of transnational education in Asia
  • National and institutional TNE case studies
  • Getting the balance right: quality assurance and TNE
  • The impact of IBCs on the landscape of international education
  • Institutional perspectives on quality assurance
  • The Future of TNE
  • Launch of our International Branch Campus report in collaboration with C-BERT

For session outlines and speaker information view our programme

 Confirmed speakers include:

  • Dato’ Seri Haji Idris Jusoh, Minister of Higher Education, Malaysia
  • Duncan Bentley, PVC Global Programmes, Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak
  • Carolyn Chong, Executive Director, Victoria University College
  • Dr John Cribbin, Deputy Director, Academic Services, University of Hong Kong
  • Raegan Hiles, Head of Programme, HE Global
  • Professor Dr Perry Hobson, PVC Global Engagement, Taylor’s University
  • Professor Graham Kendall, CEO, University of Nottingham, Malaysia
  • Jonathan Lembright, Regional Director, Bangkok, IIE
  • Professor Gael McDonald, President, RMIT University Vietnam
  • Dr Maria Montoya, Dean of Arts and Sciences, NYU Shanghai
  • Kevin Van-Cauter, Higher Education Adviser, British Council
  • Dr Esther Wilkinson, Head of International, Jisc

Global Forum Registration
The Global Forum is attracting delegates from Malaysia, South East Asia and around the world, representing universities and colleges, governments and education companies.
Register your place now

Sponsorship Packages
We still have some sponsorship packages available for the Global Forum, for more information please email Rachel Worley.


Tuesday 18th - Friday 21st October
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

AIEC is the premier forum in Australia to connect people, ideas and research in international education. Since its first conference in 1987, connectivity has become woven into AIEC’s DNA. It is fitting, therefore, for AIEC to celebrate its 30th anniversary event around the theme of connectivity. This theme also recognises that international education is now an inextricable part of a hyper-connected world. Enhanced technology, global citizenship and greater leveraging of networks and partnerships all combine to influence the growth and success of the international education industry. AIEC 2016 will explore the concept of connectivity, its disruptions and opportunities, across three broad contexts: technology, people and partnerships.

We will be presenting four times at the AIEC conference:

Wednesday 19th October: Reporting student experience in the VET sector – the national profile
Thursday 20th October: More than a roof over their heads?
Thursday 20th October: First look at the 2016 International Student Survey
Friday 21st October: The AUIDF benchmarking data 2016: from analysis to action

i-graduate are proud sponsors of the IEAA Excellence Awards which will be announced at AIEC 2016.

EAIE Liverpool 2016

Tuesday 13th - Friday 16th September
ACC Liverpool

In September 2016, the EAIE is taking place in Liverpool for the 28th Annual EAIE Conference and Exhibition. Come and visit our i-graduate stand at booth 311. 

We will also be presenting on eight occasions at the conference:

Wednesday 14th September: Imagine: what data can do for international higher education marketing
Wednesday 14th September: Mind the gap! Student 'wants' vs. 'experiences' in becoming intercultural

Wednesday 14th September: The game is on: gamification of employability skills
Thursday 15th September: From learning to earning: employers' perspectives on employability
Thursday 15th September: Life after #Brexit: UK-EU partnerships (research, student and staff mobility)
Thursday 15th September: A tale of two cities: perspectives from Singapore and Hong Kong
Thursday 15th September: Expecting more from student accommodation

Friday 16th September: The real cost of recruitment

New Zealand International Education Conference (NZIEC)

Thursday 18th & Friday 19th August
Auckland, New Zealand

Kyla Steenhart will be representing i-graduate at this event and presenting a session on New Zealand versus key competitors, comparing the international student experience using data from the Competitive Advantage reports. There are two other sessions which will explore i-graduate data, one on the ITP ISB and one on the schools ISB.

More information.


Thursday 14th & Friday 15th July
University of Liverpool

i-graduate are sponsors of the 12th annual BUILA conference, being held at the University of Liverpool. We will have an exhibition stand on Thursday and Friday in the refreshment area.

The conference theme is 'A Brave New World' and Dan Shah will be sharing insights from the UK's Competitive Advantage reports with data from i-graduate.

More information. 

Westminster Higher Education Forum

What next for the UK's outward student mobility strategy and involvement in Erasmus+?

Wednesday 5th July

Carolyn Campbell, Senior Consultant at the Observatory on Borderless Higher Education, will be speaking at the Westminster Higher Education Forum on 5th July. The seminar will include a keynote address from Anne Marie Graham, Head of Programme, Outward Student Mobility, UK Higher Education International Unit.

Delegates will consider how best to further address the major barriers to outward mobility, including language issues, funding and access. The seminar will also bring together examples of best practice in fostering relationships between UK universities and their counterparts abroad, including with transatlantic partners and key emerging economies. Issues arising from the Erasmus+ program will also be examined and delegates will have the opportunity to consider the UK's involvement as the scheme enters its third year and following the EU Referendum.

More information.

NAFSA 2016

29th May - 3rd June
Denver, USA

We will be at NAFSA on Tuesday 31st May and Wednesday 1st June and our team will be available to meet with you over a cup of coffee on these two days.

We can talk through any questions you may have about the upcoming Barometer, which has now been implemented by over 1400 universities, institutes and colleges in 32 countries, and other exciting developments on the i-graduate side. We’ll be showcasing bespoke research services which guides overseas campus strategy, offshore delivery and programme testing.  We’ll also be sharing insight from Benchmarking International Operations and how this is helping institutions with their international marketing, recruitment and agent strategies.  We can also share updates on distance and online learning and how we are providing quality benchmarking in this rapidly expanding area.

If you would like to book in a meeting with us, please email Caitlin Mills Lyle.

Sixth Form Colleges Association Summer Conference

15th & 16th June 2016
NCTL, Nottingham

We will be hosting a workshop at the SFCA summer conference with Oldham Sixth Form College. In 2015 Oldham Sixth Form College undertook a programme of market research to contribute to decisions on future college strategy working with i-graduate. The workshop will cover practical issues & problems encountered and overcome: exploring the research method and sample provision, survey response rates. We will present a range of key selected results and examine how the research contributed to the approaches taken by Oldham Sixth Form College.

Workshop presentation

Enhancing the International Student Experience

15th June 2016
Woburn House, London

We are pleased to be headline sponsors of the UK Higher Education International Unit conference on enhancing the international student experience.

This conference will examine how universities can put international student experience at the centre of their institutional strategies. Delegates will hear examples of effective projects that have improved international student experience and gain a better understanding of how to implement changes effectively at all stages of higher education, to improve the experience of all international students - from undergraduates to postgraduate researchers.

Key themes at this conference on international student experience will include: 

  •  The UK's competitive advantage, the areas in which the UK needs to improve and approaches to implement this improvement
  •  Supporting international students in preparing for their future careers, whether they choose to return home or remain in the UK after their studies
  • Encouraging and aiding the integration of international and home students, including the use of current and former students as guides, mentors and ambassadors
  • The forms of support - both financial and non-financial - for international students

Why are we talking about international student experience now?

The recent Competitive Advantage report shows that the UK is the most recommended major English-speaking higher education destination in the world by international students, and has improved satisfaction across all aspects of the learning experience. However there are some key areas where improvements still need to be made, and the UK cannot afford to stand still while our global competitors continue to improve at a rapid rate.

In this increasingly competitive global higher education sector, a first rate international student experience is essential for international student recruitment and retention. With experts from innovative and award-winning institutions, we will explore both institutional and sector wide approaches to improving the experience of international students in the UK.

- See more at:

Key themes at this conference on international student experience will include: 

  •  The UK's competitive advantage, the areas in which the UK needs to improve and approaches to implement this improvement
  •  Supporting international students in preparing for their future careers, whether they choose to return home or remain in the UK after their studies
  • Encouraging and aiding the integration of international and home students, including the use of current and former students as guides, mentors and ambassadors
  • The forms of support - both financial and non-financial - for international students

For more information click here.


Best Practice Exchange Europe 2016

Thursday 12th May 2016
Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Our next European Best Practice Exchange is taking place in Rotterdam on Thursday 12th May.

Join us for:

  • National data & trends from the latest wave of the ISB/SB
  • Student experience data
  • Roundtable discussions
  • Presentations from professionals across HE institutions
  • Networking opportunities
  • Lunch & drinks reception  

View the programme here.

Best Practice Exchange UK 2016

Thursday 21st April 2016
King's College London

Raising the bar for the student experience 

On 21st April 2016, delegates gathered at King’s College London for i-graduate’s annual Best Practice Exchange. Held in the Great Hall of the Strand Campus, delegates heard from experts across the sector including Daniel Shah sharing insights from the UK’s Competitive Advantage reports, Dominic Milne & Laura Ginsberg showcasing how they have raised the Student Barometer profile in the University of Aberdeen and Nannette Ripmeester discussing what makes a good learning experience with a panel of international students.

Delegates also shared their thoughts on how to improve the student experience in roundtable discussions on increasing response rates, good practice in student integration, turning data into action and providing a warm welcome.

Best Practice Report

Best Practice photos

NAGAP: 29th Annual Conference

13th - 16th April 2016

Barton Carlyle will be exhibiting at the NAGAP conference on 13th - 16th April. They will be providing information on the ISB on behalf of i-graduate.

For more information on the event click here.


International Higher Education Forum 2016

1st March 2016
Kensington Olympia, London

i-graduate are pleased to announce we are headline sponsors of the joint Universities UK and UK Higher Education International Unit International Higher Education Forum on 1st March.

The fourth of its kind, this forum will bring together speakers including vice-chancellors, policy makers and experts from the UK and around the world to examine the latest trends in internationalisation policy and strategy.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Dr Allan E. Goodman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Institute of International Education
  • Conrad Bird, Director, GREAT Britain Campaign, Prime Minister's Office
  • Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, Vice-Chancellor, University of Cambridge
  • Jaime Arturo Ramírez, Rector, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais , Brazil
  • Dr Stuart Basten, Associate Professor Social Policy, Department of Social Policy and Intervention, University of Oxford
  • Dame Nicola Brewer, Vice-Provost (International), University College London (UCL)
  • Stephen Wordsworth, Executive Director, Council for At-Risk Academics (CARA)
  • Professor Anne Carlisle, Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive Officer, Falmouth University
  • Professor Calie Pistorius, Vice-Chancellor, University of Hull
  • Dr Claire McNulty, Director of Science, British Council
  • Professor Jenny Higham, Principal, St George’s, University of London
  • Dr Hassan Rashid Al-Derham, President, Qatar University

Throughout the day, delegates will be able to build their own programme, tailored to their individual needs, by choosing from breakout sessions structured into five specialist streams.



29th February - 4th March 2016
Melbourne, Australia

i-graduate are proud to be sponsoring the 11th Annual APAIE Conference in Melbourne. Guy Perring, our Director of Client Services Asia will be hosting a pre-conference workshop on Building Employability Skills through International Mobility. Will Archer will be chairing the Global Dialogue on 3rd March.

On 4th March we will be joining the Universities Australia seminar where Will Archer is a guest speaker.
For more information on the conference click here.


22nd - 24th February 2016
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

We are pleased to be Gold Sponsors at the AIEA Annual Conference at Palais des Congres de Montreal. The theme for this year's programme is 'Building a Better World: the Academy as Leader.'

For more information on the event click here.



UUK: Strategic Fundraising for Higher Education Leaders

20th January 2016
Woburn House, London

i-graduate are pleased to sponsor the joint Universities UK and CASE Europe senior-level conference on how to develop philanthropy in higher education institutions.



The Observatory on Borderless Higher Education

2nd & 3rd December 2015
Regent's University London

The New Landscape of Higher Education: pathways, partnerships and performance

This event will take on some of the complexities of international higher education in the 21st centruy. The sector has never been more open and entrepreneurial, while at the stame time universities must contend with growing regulation at home as governments grapple with the seemingly impossible formula of widening access, improving quality and lowering cost.

Topics will include: Pathways and progression, transnational education, multinational universities and online learning.

To view the programme, click here.
Click here to view conference presentations.

Media Coverage:
Pie News: Article: How is the UK pathway sector evolving? More focus on integration, TNE, transparency
Conference photos on the Pie News Gallery.

Times Higher Education: Article: UK should learn from 'downsides' of US higher education

StudyTravel Magazine: OBHE conference focuses on pathways and transnational education



7th October 2015

The Observatory on Borderless Higher Education will be exhibiting at the UUK conference on transnational education.
For more information on the event, click here.


6th - 9th October 2015
Adelaide, Australia

Team i-graduate will be exhibiting alongside Tribal Group at the AIEC conference in Australia.

We are also presenting as follows:

‘2015 research agenda: Australian Universities International Director’s Forum
Presented by Will Archer - i-graduate, Kevin Brett - i-graduate, Kelly Smith - University of Western Australia and Melissa Banks - Swinburne University  

'Benchmarking of university English language centre operations'
Presented by Stephen Connelly - i-graduate / GlobalEd services and Patrick Pheasant - Centre for English Teaching, Australia

‘Game on: gamification and the quest for employability’
Presented by Nannette Ripmeester - Expertise in Labour Mobility / i-graduate, Netherlands and Edilio Mazzoleni - Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

‘Key drivers of internationalisation – a comparison between ‘cathedrals of learning’ and ‘cathedrals of earning’
Presented by Nannette Ripmeester - Expertise in Labour Mobility / i-graduate, Netherlands and Irene Jansen - DAAD

We are proud sponsors of the IEAA Excellence Award for Oustanding Postgraduate Thesis. The winner will be announced at the AIEC conference.


15th - 18th September 2015
SECC, Glasgow

Team i-graduate will be exhibiting once again at the EAIE conference - please come and visit us at stand 117.

We are also presenting as follows:

'SAFSA Feature session: Ten years of the global student experience'
Wednesday 11.30am - 1.00pm, Level 0, Clyde Auditorium
Presented by Will Archer - i-graduate, Nico Jooste - Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Office for International Education, South Africa, Robert Coelen - Stenden University, Netherlands, Dominic Milne - University of Aberdeen

'Wealth of knowledge: fostering employability skills for incoming and outgoing international students'
Wednesday 5.00 - 6.00pm, Level 1, Carron
Presented by Nannette Ripmeester - Expertise in Labour Mobility / i-graduate, Netherlands, Katie Orr - Nova Scotia Community College, Canada, Kimmo Kuortti - University of Oulu International Relations - Finland

'Are you supporting or coddling your international students?
Thursday 10.00 - 11.00am, Level 0, Hall 1
Presented by Nannette Ripmeester - Expertise in Labour Mobility / i-graduate, Netherlands, Lea Senn - Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy, Veronika Norvaisaite - Expertise in Labour Mobility, Netherlands, Jaana Severidt - University of Lapland, Finland

'Wealth of nations: is the work of an 18th century economist relevant to international higher education?'
Thursday 2.00 - 3.30pm, Level 0, Lomond Auditorium
Presented by Will Archer - i-graduate, Scott Blair - Transnational Learning Consulting, LLC, France, Michael Woolf - CAPA International Education, Craig Smith - University of Glasgow


'Beyond intercultural skills: exploring the real and understood value of internationalisation'
Thursday 2.00 - 3.00pm, Level 0, Alsh
Presented by Nannette Ripmeester - Expertise in Labour Mobility / i-graduate, Netherlands, Robert Coelen - Stenden University, Netherlands, Mika Saarinen - Centre for International Mobility (CIMO), Finland


'Toward transnational learning in South East Asia and Europe'
Friday 10.30 - 11.30am, Crowne Plaza, Level 0, Argyll 2
Presented by Will Archer - i-graduate, Annabel Kiernan - Manchester Metropolitan University, Mien Wee Cheng - Sunway Education Group, Malaysia, Anthony Luxon - Lancaster University


New Zealand International Education Conference (NZIEC)

20th - 21st August
New Zealand

Kyla Steenhart, Director, New Zealand will be attending the New Zealand International Education Conference on the theme 'accelerate your growth'.



The Observatory on Borderless Higher Education Australian international seminar

9th July 2015
Melbourne, Australia

'Employability and internationalisation: student satisfaction, institutional models and alternative providers'

In partnership with IEAA, on 9th July the Observatory on Borderless Higher Education will be hosting a one day event in Melbourne focussing on employability and internationalisation.

A premise for study aboard has long been enhanced student employability, however as the number of mobile students continue to grow what do we know about the employment impact of international study?

Universities worldwide are under pressure to connect degree-level study and employability through the curriculum, work experience and enhanced reporting. To what extent does international experience feature in these efforts?

In response to the perceived need for a return on investment, alternative providers have emerged seeking to complement or compete with conventional degrees in terms of enhanced employability. What exactly are the alternative providers offering and what is the balance between collaboration and competition with conventional universities?

Join us on 9th July where we will explore trends on the above themes, examine the nature of the evidence and sketch out directions for future research.

Programme here.

Best Practice Exchange 2015-16
Raising the bar for the student experience 

30th April 2015
RSA House, London

11th June 2015
Rotterdam, The Netherlands 

April 2015 is i-graduate’s 10th birthday. That’s 10 years spent researching, analysing and understanding the student experience. We now have feedback from over 2.3 million students across 30 countries. Want to find out what we have learnt?

Join us at our Best Practice Exchange 2015-16.

Discount for ISB/SB partners. 

Join us for:

  • National data & trends from the latest wave of the ISB/SB
  • 10 years of student experience data
  • Roundtable discussions
  • Presentations from professionals across HE institutions
  • Networking opportunities
  • Lunch & drinks reception  

To view the Best Practice Report 2015 click here.

To view the Best Practice Exchange Rotterdam 2015 report click here.
Please email to take part. 


The Observatory on Borderless Higher Education
The future of public private partnerships in Higher Education. 

3rd - 4th December 2014
Regents University London

The Observatory has organised a great line-up of speakers for their next conference on the future of PPPs. See programme for details. We are sure that once again there will be some stimulating and thought-provoking sessions and some great debates, along with plenty of networking opportunities and the chance to catch-up over a coffee or glass of wine. 



16th - 19th September 2014

Team i-graduate will be exhibiting once again at the EAIE conference - please come and visit us at 
stand 239.

We are also presenting as follows:

'Impact of exchange: new research findings from Asia’s leading universities' Thursday, 08:30
Presented by Will Archer, i-graduate, Guy Perring, i-graduate and Gordon Cheung, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

'Handling internationals: the debate over spoon-feeding students' Thursday 08:30
Presented by Nannette Ripmeester, i-graduate, Lea Senn, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Archibald Pollock, Expertise in Labour Mobility/i-graduate and Maria Johansson, Lund University International Office.

'Student employability and social media: a match made in heaven?' Thursday 13:30
Presented by Nannette Ripmeester, i-graduate, Jessica Winters, University of Groningen and Katie Orr, Nova Scotia Community College.

'Transforming study abroad into a global employability statement' Friday 08:30
Presented by Selene Siregar, Expertise in Labour Mobility, Nannette Ripmeester,i-graduate and Alexandra Haaxman, Murdoch University.

'Actionable intelligence: navigating the metadata minefield' Friday 15:00
Presented by Will Archer, i-graduate and Emma Hägg, Karolinska Institutet.


9th - 11th July 2014

i-graduate will be supporting the BUILA conference and we are pleased to be sponsoring this event once again. 

IEAA - APAIE Symposium

12th - 13th June 2014
Hong Kong  

William Archer, CEO and Guy Perring, Director, Asia, are delighted to be attending this event and sharing results from our new iMPACT survey, our latest research initiative exploring the impact of student exchange and study abroad.


25th - 30th May 2014 
San Diego, California

Richard Garrett,  Director of North America,will be heading to NAFSA for the annual conference, this year on the theme of Pathways to Global Competence.

Going Global

9th April - 1st May 2014
Miami Beach Convention Centre

Director of North America, Richard Garrett, will be heading to Miami at the end of this month for Going Global - the conference for global leaders of international education.

Best Practice Exchange

3rd April 2014
RSA House, 8 John Adams Street, London

The event will focus on a series of roundtable discussions, giving delegates the opportunity to share their thoughts and experiences on how to improve the student experience. There will also be presentations from professionals across various UK institutions.

We hold a series of Best Practice events over the globe. For details, please contact us on the e-mail address above. 

Read the event report here.


The Observatory's 2013 conference
The international HE revolution: Impacts on mobility, qualifications, networks

11th-12th December 2013
Regent's University

The Observatory held a 1.5-day conference at Regent’s University, London, on the international education industry revolution and the impact of current technological developments, including on MOOCs, patterns of international student mobility, how qualifications are gained and recognised, and why and how universities form partnerships and networks.

Speakers travelled from Mexico, Malaysia, India, Hong Kong and continental Europe. Some 170 participants representing universities, agencies and the business sector were from Canada, US, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Dubai, Uganda, South Africa, India, and many European countries.

The event kicked-off on Wednesday evening, with Sir Michael Barber of Pearson giving a keynote lecture on how he sees education delivery changing. This was followed by a presentation by Google and education consultancy firm OC&C on their recent report, which identifies which international markets show the greatest growth potential for UK institutions and which of the country’s top 50 universities are most popular, based on Google searches. David Black from Google UK presented a number of statistics to illustrate the rapidity of technological change and the behavioural changes that attend this, including that fact that Britons now spend one in every 12 waking minutes online.

The presentations were followed by a drinks reception, co-hosted by Google.

On day two, David Willetts, Minister for Universities and Science, gave an enthusiastic overview of MOOCs. An animated panel discussion brought together the conference themes and the event closed by Professor Nigel Thrift, Vice-Chancellor at the University of Warwick, who used a discussion of the Monash-Warwick Alliance and Warwick’s participation in the Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP) in New York as examples of institutional responses to current pressures in higher education.



10th-13th September 2013

The theme for the 25th annual EAIE conference is 'Weaving the future of global partnerships'

We hope you will have some time to come and see us at our stand, 402.

Nannette Ripmeester will be also be chairing a session 5.04 'Engaging in the debate: what do international students want and need?' on Thursday 12 September 2013, from 14:00 to 15:15. Archie Pollock (i-graduate), Nico Joosten (Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa) and Kimmo Kuortio (University of Oulu, Finland) will be presenting.

Best Practice Exchange

17th June 2013
Senate House, London

Speakers from i-graduate, including Will Archer (CEO) and Jamie Taylor (Director, Continuous Surveys), will share national data and trends from the latest wave of the Barometer, plus offer guidance on how to increase survey response rates. Plus professionals from UK Higher Education institutions will deliver sessions on themes such as the integration of international and domestic students. 

In the afternoon, we will we hold Best Practice sessions, where delegates will be able to choose from topics including the learning experience, providing a warm welcome and improving support services – and discuss current issues and share best practices. We aim to provide practical actions for you to take away from these sessions.


Best Practice Exchange

19th June 2-13

An opportunity for our clients in Europe to meet to share best practice insights and discuss how to get the most from Student Barometer data. Nannette Ripmeester, i-graduate’s Director of Client Services Europe,  will share an overview of trends from the ISB 2012/13. Plus professionals from Higher Education institutions will deliver sessions on themes such as the integration of international students, accommodation issues and using social media to manage student expectations.    

NAFSA 2013 Annual Conference & Expo

26-31st May
St Louis, Missouri

Pamela Barrett, Nannette Ripmeester and Lizi Skilton will be at stand 1604.

Pamela will also be holding the following workshops and sessions:

Workshop:  Tuesday 28th 0900-1200
Advancing International Enrollment Management: Big Picture Considerations and Institutional Guidance

Session:  Thursday 30th 0800-0900            
Great Expectations: Managing International Students’ Decisionmaking and Preparation

Using examples from cutting-edge business theory, student insight data, and institutional examples, this session shows how to set and manage the International Enrollment Management communications flow. Participants learn how to ensure that students make positive decisions and arrive well prepared for their experience.

Session:  Friday 31st 1515-1615                  
Unleashing the Power of Data to Drive International Enrollment Strategy

As institutions seek to expand international enrollment management, data can be an ally. Yet many offices lack coherent data strategies. In this session, practitioners discuss leveraging data sources such as market intelligence, digital media, and performance management metrics to drive an informed and cost effective international enrollment management strategy.


Online and open-access learning in higher education: MOOCs, New Pedagogies and Business Models

5th February 2013
Senate House, University of London.

This one-day seminar, organised by The Observatory on Borderless Higher Education, University of London International Programmes and the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education, is aimed at senior managers and policy makers in higher education, as well as other stakeholders and innovators in both the public and private sectors. It will take a critical look at the current surge of online and open-access higher education in the US, as well as its emergence in the UK and elsewhere. What does it have to offer – to students and to universities seeking to adapt to this new landscape?


6th Annual Languages Canada Conference

20th - 22nd February 2013
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

i-graduate are pleased to participate in the 6th Annual Conference of Languages Canada: Passport to Quality Education to be held at the Westin Nova Scotian hotel in Halifax. 


AIEA Annual Conference

17th - 20th February 2013
New Orleans, USA

i-graduate are pleased to announce that we are Gold Sponsors at the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA) Annual Conference at New Orleans Marriott. The theme for this year's event is  “Re-imagining Higher Education in a Global Context"

We have an exhibit booth, Stand 16:  visit us during the conference to learn more about i-graduate and our set of insight tools for international educators, featuring the globally acclaimed International Student Barometer (ISB).

We hope that you can include the following breakfast session on your schedule:

"Strategic Management for Internationalization: The International Student Barometer" Tuesday, Feb 19, 7:45-8:45AM, Galerie 1  


11th Washington International Education Conference

28th - 29th January 2013
Washington DC, USA

i-graduate are pleased to participate in this event where key embassy personnel gather together to learn about the latest trends in international student recruiting, admissions, and campus life.  The conference will be held at the University of California Washington, DC Center.


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