Senate House RAKUniversity of Bolton’s Academic Centre in Ras al Khaimah is to host the 2016 International Learning & Teaching Staff Conference – ‘Innovation, Quality and Sustainability: Possibilities and Challenges in a Transnational Education Scenario’.


Transnational education has come under criticism in the past; questioning how the integrity of UK qualifications are maintained away from the home campus.  Here at the University of Bolton we believe our extensive experience of managing worldwide partnerships is worth sharing, so are inviting colleagues and industry partners to the inaugural UAE-based International Learning & Teaching Conference on 18 June 2016 at our Academic Centre in RAK.


Dr Indranil Bose, Dean of Business Studies said: ‘This conference is planned as an annual feature and includes PhD workshops for the first cohort scheduled after the conference. These are in keeping with the Academic Centre’s commitment to being Teaching Intensive & Research Informed.’


The fundamental principle is to provide high quality intensive teaching to our undergraduate and postgraduate students across the academic disciplines. The intensive teaching is sustained by rigorous research that informs both the content and delivery of the curriculum. The TIRI approach places students at the centre of everything we do and develops distinctive academic strengths and competitive advantage in the sector.


Keynote speaker Danny Morton, Research Professor at University of Bolton, is central to the University’s Off Campus Division ensuring the high standards of the PhD and MPhil programmes internationally.  Professor Morton’s address will focus on the key principles of creating world class research for high impact contributions.


Conference topics range from challenges in maintaining transnational quality, the practicalities of TIRI as well as the presentation of current papers from Senior Academics and PhD candidates.


Professor Stephen Hardy LLB PhD FHEAcad FRSA MCIArb Barrister at Law, Part-Time Judge & Mediator, Diamond Jubilee Professor of Law & Head of the School of Law at University of Bolton will be providing valuable insight to colleagues on ensuring teaching remains research focused – striving continuously for innovation in each professional field.


Carly Guy, Quality Manager for the Academic Centre said: ‘With so many of our staff involved in research as part of their PhD thesis or PGCHE qualifications, what better way to complement their academic contributions.  We are privileged to have the support of eminent professionals willing to share knowledge and experiences so that others may excel in their respective fields.’


The conference will run from 09:00-16:00 and is being offered completely free of charge. You are encouraged to secure your space by emailing a full brochure will be released to registered delegates soon.

Carly Guy
Academic Quality Admin Manager, Central Academic and Business Support Services

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