Maastricht University and the ICLHE Association are pleased to announce a two-day online Symposium in 21-22 October 2021 focusing on the Englishization of Higher Education. This Symposium replaces the main ICLHE Conference which, due to the uncertainties surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, has been postponed to: 18-21 October 2022 Read more about the Conference in October 2022 here. Or read more on the Ocotober 2021 symposium below.
The purpose of the Symposium is not to replicate the physical Conference, but is on a related theme: “The Englishization of Higher Education: A phenomenon of glocalization?” Studies of Englishization often emphasize the existence of localized varieties, glocalization. Glocalization indicates that the global intensification of dependencies beyond national borders in different domains goes hand in hand with the articulation of local particularities. Universities across the world embrace Englishization, but they do so in their own way. The Symposium brings together scholars from across the world. What are similarities? What are differences? Does this process bring new opportunities or is it a threat?
The Symposium comprises a series of interviews with key speakers and panel discussions plus short presentations of research. Moderators will ensure that the Symposium is as interactive as possible. Participants will have the opportunity to post questions and comments for speakers online beforehand as well as submit questions live at the time.
Aminata Cairo is an independent consultant and the former Lector of Inclusive Education at The Hague University of Applied Sciences.
Philippe Van Parijs is a guest professor at the Universities of Louvain and Leuven and a Robert Schuman Fellow at the European University Institute.
Anna Kristina Hultgren holds a DPhil in Sociolinguistics and an MA in English and French Language.
Kwok-kan Tam is Chair Professor of English and Dean of Humanities and Social Science at the Hang Seng University of Hong Kong.
Alma Maldonado-Maldonado is a researcher at the Department of Educational Research (DIE) in Mexico.