A workshop from the 2015 Sydney conference, hosted by Alessia LefÉbure, Director of the Alliance Programme, Columbia University and Andrew Coats, Inaugural Joint Academic Vice-President of Monash University and The University of Warwick Director of the Monash-Warwick Alliance.

The theme of presentations was ‘Changing places: The benefits and caveats of global partnerships’. 

Universities are increasingly looking at global partners to extend curriculum, amplify reputation, and offer students the chance to study abroad. Alessia discussed the multilevel partnership within the Alliance of universities that Columbia University works with, whilst Andrew Coats used the experience of the Warwick-Monash partnership to explore the benefits and caveats of global partnerships, specifically entering into a joint Master’s.

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2015 Sydney Conference Presentation: Alessia Lefébure - Changing Places: The benefits and caveats of global partnership

2015 Sydney Conference Presentation: Andrew Coats - Changing Places: The benefits and caveats of global partnerships

Alessia Lefébure is the co-editor of “Asia: The Next Higher Education Superpower?” published by IIE and the AIFS Foundation, New York, March 2015.

Before taking the leadership of the Alliance Program, a joint venture for innovation in global scientific and educational collaboration, Alessia served as the Director of the Centre for Asia and the Pacific at Sciences Po from 2006 to 2011. Between 2001 and 2006, she was based at Tsinghua University in Beijing, where she launched and led Sciences Po’s first foreign office.

An internationally recognised expert, Alessia serves as a member of several juries and international committees in the field of higher education and research. Alessia volunteers for a number of causes, including empowerment through education, living together, and sustainable development, through groups including Line Global and Africa e Mediterraneo.

As Director of the Monash Warwick Alliance, Andrew Coats is responsible for leading the development of research, teaching, and student activities for the Monash-Warwick Alliance. Andrew spends time in both Monash University and The University of Warwick, including each of their international bases.

He has, along with the Pro-Vice-Chancellors, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost, and the Registrar and Chief Operating Officer, responsibility for supporting the Vice-Chancellor and President in developing the University’s international profile with a particular focus on Australasia.

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