Assistant Professor of Higher Education Gerardo Blanco Ramírez delivered the keynote address at the First Forum on Internationalization of Higher Education at Shaanxi Normal University in China last month.
Blanco Ramírez's keynote address outlined current trends in the internationalization of higher education, with an emphasis on global competition, the impact of university rankings, and the mobility of students and faculty.
The Forum on Internationalization coincided with SNNU’s Summer Institute, which brings together faculty from North America and Europe. Blanco Ramirez taught a graduate seminar on Globalization of Higher Education at SNNU’s School of Education. He also met with academic leaders from the schools in order to deepen existing collaboration between both institutions.