First, it will assess the relative attractiveness of European higher education on a global scale. Issues to be addressed here include the European Union’s ‘foreign policy’ in higher education, the global outreach under the new Erasmus+ Programme, and the Bologna Process as a model for regional cooperation worldwide. Second, the conference will address present and future key issues of European and global higher education, amongst them the future of the university in a world characterised by MOOCs and open educational resources, transnational education, and strategic partnerships. Third, the event will analyse, in two sets of parallel sessions, recent trends in major non-European countries and regions around the world and present state-of-the-art partnerships between universities in these regions and countries and in Europe.
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