Thank you to everyone who attended this event. Conference proceedings will be available soon!
Global, Local, or ‘Glocal’: Identity for Higher Education in an International Context
Join us in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Montréal, home to four major international universities and ranked among the world’s top ten cities for students. Addressing globalization in higher education, the conference will focus on strategies to develop planning processes with international standards and depth, serving our "national” members /stakeholders in a broader international context, extend the boundaries and scope of integrated planning, enrich the service we provide by continuously integrating theories, planning knowledge and practices beyond an inward national focus, and exploring and being inspired by world-wide experiences and expertise.
The term ‘Globalization’ refers to
Currently a challenge for higher education but also a potentially paradigm changing opportunity, globalization needs to be a core element of integrated planning. Some universities in North America even view the rise of foreign world-class universities as a threat to their own national academic pre-eminence. A strong sense of place (campus, region, country) and an acute sense of uniqueness and institutional accomplishments prevent universities from being truly global and encourage an inclination towards exportation rather than importation of innovative strategies and practices. Refocusing this sense of place and uniqueness to be an advantage is another potential opportunity – for campuses and their cities, region and nations.
The City of Montréal is including higher education in its strategic planning and the SCUP conference will be the forum for kicking off this very critical dialog with the institutions and community. Montréal’s precedent-setting process is of interest to planners in both realms and we encourage participation from every area of institutional and physical planning in this conference, including strategic planning at regional levels and beyond.
The conference will be held jointly at Concordia University and McGill University.
Current North Atlantic Regional Sponsors
Updated as of April 17, 2013