Education Dialogues

Through policy dialogues, the British Council connects people to debate the challenges and opportunities facing International Higher Education. By encouraging a dialogue between governments, businesses and higher education institutions we explore shifting expectations, responsibilities and contributions from our network of leading edge thinkers within the sector.

The dialogues are designed to: 

  • Shape thought leadership by connecting together policy dialogues; culminating in a global summit at the  Going Global Conferences.
  • Disseminate the debate to a wider audience through digital platforms and forums.

We support communication and dialogue at many levels between the UK and India. Held in different cities, the purpose of these policy dialogues is to inform and strengthen policies and practices, bringing benefits at the state, national, regional and international level. These initiatives also play a critical role in establishing long-term trust and sustained partnerships between higher education institutions worldwide. The common themes emerging from policy dialogues also set the agenda for Going Global, the British Council's Global Internationalising Higher Education summit held annually.

Upcoming Event: Teaching-Learning and New Technologies in Higher Education - 25, 26 February 2016

British Council and the Centre for Policy Research in Higher Education (CPRHE) of the National University of Educational Planning and Administration (NUEPA), New Delhi are jointly organising an International Seminar on Teaching-Learning and New Technologies in Higher Education from 25 to 26 February 2016 in New Delhi as part of Global Education Dialogue’s series in South Asia.

This dialogue will: 

  • provide  a platform for experts, researchers and practitioners to  share their  experiences; 
  • discuss innovative practices in the area of teaching-learning and technology in improving higher education. 
  • explore possibilities of promoting research and studies in the domain of teaching-learning and technology in higher education. 
  • create an excellent opportunity to form an international network of partners, researchers, experts and policy-makers for sustainable knowledge-building. 


The need for evolving strategies to address the issue of innovative teaching-learning and technology to improve higher education in a period of massification is a difficult task. This task becomes challenging given the high degree of diversity. It is also evident that there is perhaps no single answer or model of improvement. Thus, many countries have evolved new teaching and learning strategies, practicing different styles of teaching, and testing new technologies, methods of pedagogy to enhance learning outcomes.  The seminar is an effort to bring together academics and policy- makers engaged in activities related to improving teaching and learning and effective use of technologies in higher education and learn from different experiences and practices.


  • Globalization and changes in teaching-learning processes 
  • Impact of technology on teaching and learning 
  • Changing profile of teachers and teaching in higher education institutions
  • Teaching-learning outcomes and teacher accountability measures 
  • Teacher development programmes 

Venue and Date 

The Seminar will be held at India Habitat Centre in New Delhi on 25 and 26 February 2016. 


The Seminar will bring together internationally recognised experts, policy-makers, policy analysts and  executive decision makers from across the world.

Contact Us

For further information please contact Eldho Mathews, Head, Internationalising Higher Education, South India on