September 17,2023 - September 19,2023


Teaching and Learning Issues across Global Higher Education - what is keeping people awake at night?


Bairbre Redmond is Full Emeritus Professor for International Higher Education at University College Dublin, where she was Dean of Undergraduate Studies and Deputy Registrar [DVC] for Teaching and Learning from 2008 – 2016. She was Provost of Universitas 21 [U21] 2016 – 2021, with overall academic responsibility in a network of 28 world-class, research-intensive universities across the globe (including SJTU). She now works as a consultant in international higher education. She has a long-standing research interest in creating teaching approaches that produce reflection and critical thought in students.


This talk will look at the current key concerns in teaching and learning that universities are facing in different regions of the world. It will look at the impact of Covid 19 on the quality of teaching and how universities are finding the best way to return to a 'better normal' post-Covid, particularly in terms of online teaching and learning. The session will look at how universities in different parts of the world are trying to respond to the increasing power of AI and Machine Learning in education. The talk will also explore the increased focus on applied learning and graduate employability in universities, new trends in course structures such as the growth in Microcredentials and preparing students best for the workplace.

Date and Time:

September 19 (Tuesday), 2023, 12:00-13:30


504 Chen Ruiqiu Building

Please sign up for this talk by 2pm on September 18, 2023.