With support from international education practitioners, Ministry of Education and other central government departments, China Education Association for International Exchange (CEAIE) has been organizing China Annual Conference for International Education & Expo (CACIE) since the year 2000. CACIE consists of three major components: China International Forum on Education, China Education Expo and Education B2B (link).
One of the themes of this Forum is internationalization of higher education and students mobility aimed at searching for the new development, new trend and new measures in this sphere.
Economic globalization has brought new trend of internationalization to higher education in the world. More countries are aware that internationalization of higher education has gone far beyond educational policy; it plays an important part in a country’s strategy development process. With the increase in international exchanges and cooperation of higher education, the connotation of internationalization of higher education has been broadened. What are the new trends of internationalization of higher education in the world? How do we enhance internationalization level of higher education by promoting international communication and cooperation? How can colleges and universities develop with its own features through internationalization and be assured of a place in the wave of internationalization? This forum united representatives of leading organizations, well-known universities, educational research institutions to discuss above topics.
The invitation to take part in the annual conference was addressed to Director of the Institute for Strategy of Education Development, Corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Education, Dr.Sc. (Philosophy), Professor Svetlana V. Ivanova. Deputy Director of the Institute, PhD (Education) Irina M. Elkina presented Institute R&D as a speaker at one of the forum venues. She spoke about factors influencing internationalization and forms of this activity, mentioned statistics on outbound and inbound student mobility and problems faced by Russian universities in the field of academic mobility.