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International Collaboration

For a number of years, the Department of Educational Research has invited international speakers to visit the Department and to work with students and colleagues.

In 2021, the Department of Educational Research ran a series of online events, ‘Celebrating International Collaboration’, aimed at opening up discussion and debate about internationalisation and international collaboration.

Sessions highlighted critical perspectives of concern and ways that the Department of Educational Research, through its Research Centres, is involved in and operates as a platform for international collaboration, and the importance it attaches to international collaboration. We see this as a platform for exploring in more depth how to move forward with international collaboration for the future.

Celebrating International Collaboration 2021

Events ran from March to June 2021.

During the first event in March, we gained perspectives and insights on international collaboration from our Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Steve Bradley, from a Principal Researcher at Vilnius University, Lithuania, Professor Valentina Dagienė, and from the Chancellor of the UPOU, The Philippines, Professor Melinda dela Peña Bandalaria.

View the event recording on the Educational Research YouTube channel or Lancaster eStream.

  • Professor Steve Bradley, Deputy VC, Lancaster University, UK - What is internationalisation and international collaboration from a university perspective? Starts at 7:20
  • Professor Valentina Dagiene, Principal Researcher, Vilnius University, Lithuania - What is internationalisation and international collaboration from an EU university perspective now that the UK has left the EU? Starts at 29:36
  • Professor Melinda dP. Bandalaria, Chancellor, UPOU, The Philippines - What is internationalisation and international collaboration for a university 6,500 miles from the UK? Starts at 44:10
  • Q&A session starts at 1:04:57

Events in April were run by the Centre for Technology Enhanced Learning (CTEL), in May by the Centre for Social Justice and Wellbeing in Education (CSJWE), and in June by the Centre for Higher Education Research and Evaluation (CHERE). These events focused on examples and aspects of collaboration within the three Research Centres of the Department of Educational Research.

Recordings of events organised by the Centre for Technology Enhanced Learning (CTEL) in April 2021


International Visitors' Week archive

In 2020, we had planned to run an event, International Collaboration Week 2020, but due to the pandemic situation, we had to cancel this event.

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