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EAIE Conference Conversation Starter. Rethinking education Reshaping economies

Under the general editorship: L. E. Rumbley.
For nearly 25 years, the annual conferences of the European Association for International Education (EAIE) have provided a dynamic and distinctive forum for practitioners, policymakers and researchers to connect, discuss, and learn. This kind of engagement has become increasingly critical in recent years, as the field of international higher education expands and evolves in a broader global context of rapid change and increasing complexity. Our thirst for information is acute, to be sure. But just as important may be our need for a bit of time and space to reflect on the multi-faceted trends we see around us. This is crucial in light of the important implications these developments have for all aspects of the work done by EAIE members and their institutions, both in the immediate- and longer-term. As we gather in Dublin for the 24th Annual EAIE Conference, we are called upon to make sense of a conference theme of substantial proportions: ‘Rethinking education, reshaping economies’. How can we begin to reflect on the many dimensions of this very broad topic? The book in your hands will hopefully help, as it was designed to provide a thoughtful (and thought-provoking) introduction to a range of key issues and ideas related to this complex and timely theme. The content will also ideally serve to promote deeper engagement – with the ideas and among participants – not only during the conference but also beyond our time together in Dublin. This deceptively slim volume is full of big ideas, which we hope (as its title suggests) will stimulate a range of new conversations and, ultimately, an altogether fuller conference experience. This first-ever EAIE ‘conversation starter’ publication would not have been possible without the concentrated effort of a group of dedicated individuals. We are exceedingly grateful for the time contributed by the authors to share their ideas and insights. We also wish to thank the Academic Cooperation Association (ACA) for their support of this project.
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EAIE Conference Conversation Starter. Rethinking education Reshaping economies