Meet an EAIE member who truly loves what she does. Pauliina Mikkonen, the new Vice-Chair of the EAIE Expert Community Network of European Summer Schools (NESS), shares her story with us. Read about her journey from trainee to programme manager and find out what aspect of her job she finds most rewarding. Continue Reading »
Read the story of an EAIE member who is actively working to create more rewarding student mobility programmes. In this next post, Natalie Nielsen, one of the EAIE Expert Community Economics and Business Studies’ newly elected Steering group members, tells us about what triggered her interest in international education and how that has now led to her current PhD. Continue Reading »
Next up in our series is Elisabeth Brunner-Sobanski, one of the newest Steering group members of the EAIE Expert Community, Internationalisation at Home (IaH). From Russia to Hungary to Austria, Elisabeth has had many experiences studying and working abroad. Read about her motivation for working in the international higher education field and what she finds most rewarding about her job. Continue Reading »
We’re kicking off the new year with another series of posts highlighting the stories of EAIE members. This time we’ve interviewed a handful of newly elected 2014–2016 leaders. Check out this first story featuring Jennifer Valcke, a member of the EAIE Expert Community Steering group, Languages for Intercultural Communication and Mobility (LICOM), and recent winner of the 2014 Rising star award. Read about her passion for languages and communication and where it stems from! Continue Reading »
As international mobility has evolved from the pre-Erasmus era right up until present day Erasmus+, different exchange formats have emerged, not only within the European Union, but also with higher education institutions on other continents. One of the most interesting set-ups is where students obtain a common degree provided by several institutions – Joint Masters Degrees (formerly known as Erasmus Mundus Masters), or two degrees given by two institutions – Double Degrees.
“An individual career is no longer ‘chosen’, it is ‘constructed’ through a series of choices we make throughout our lives.” This paradigm shift in career development was explained by Raimo Vuorinen from the Finnish Institute for Educational Research during the Closing Plenary at the recent EAIE Spotlight Seminar in Berlin on core elements of student support. In this post, Raimo explains the importance of lifelong guidance services in order to improve the effectiveness and efficacy of higher education.
As we look ahead to a new year full of fresh opportunities and exciting potential, EAIE President Laura Howard shares some expert insights into what she believes will be the main trends pushing the internationalisation agenda over the coming 12 months. Now might be a good time for international officers to work on your communication plans for 2015 if you haven’t already done so….!
International higher education plays an unprecedented role in the globalising world. The rapid development of globalisation gives international higher education a valuable mission. Educators have to foster global, multi-cultural citizens who can participate in social issues that require critical thinking. However, a barrier has emerged: breaches of academic freedom.
“Management education as well as management is deeply troubled, but neither can be changed without changing the other.” This extract from Henry Mintzberg’s book, Managers and not MBAs, was written at a time when the current economic crisis had only just started to set off (2003) and the world was far away from revealing the big scandals and failures of global banks that peaked in 2008. Following these failures, the contemporary business and management education landscape is now at a crucial crossroads.
One-third of all African scientists live and work in developed countries, according to a statement released by NASAC, entitled ‘Brain Drain in Africa’. This figure represents a significant loss of economic potential for the continent, especially in today’s global society where scientific and technological knowledge drive development. Higher education throughout Africa must be revitalised as universities affected by decades of brain drain now find themselves severely disadvantaged.