The countdown is on: just three weeks to go until more than 4800 international higher education professionals from around the world make their way to the stunning city of Prague for what promises to be the largest gathering of its kind, ever, in Europe! By now you probably have your hotel and flights sorted. You may even have planned your day-by-day schedule, and some top sights to visit. But can you say hello in Czech?
In 2002, when the EAIE Marketing & Recruitment Expert Community (M&R) was founded, marketing was considered a four-letter (ie rude) word by many across European academia. We have come a long way since then. Now, the international marketing and recruitment of students can be seen on the agenda of every European university. Yet why do we still talk about marketing and recruitment when the reality is that we are ‘selling’ and recruiting international students?
After 25 years, the EAIE remains dedicated to recognising institutions and individuals who have gone to extraordinary lengths to internationalise higher education. In this special anniversary year, we are particularly excited to reveal the 2014 EAIE award recipients. Not only are their accomplishments visible evidence of the exceptional individuals we have in the EAIE community, they showcase their outstanding commitment to internationalising higher education. Come join us in recognising the achievements of this diverse group at the 26th Annual EAIE Conference. Continue Reading »
The recent summer issue of EAIE Forum on transnational education (TNE) presents several viewpoints about complexities, challenges, approaches and definitions of transnational education. It also discusses the future of TNE with Jane Knight noting that “Looking to the future, it may be who awards the qualification which might be the key factor in defining TNE, not the mobility of an academic programme across jurisdictional borders.”
Much has been written previously in EAIE Forum magazine and on the EAIE Blog concerning the various types of transnational education (TNE) programmes such as study abroad, dual/joint degree and branch campuses. The focus has been on identifying the different policies and methods. TNE programmes have been applauded for increasing student mobility and championing university internationalisation, yet they have also been criticised for lacking clear goals and sound ownership and commitment. Continue Reading »
Transnational education (TNE) has been garnering more attention in recent years; however, as Jason Lane and Kevin Kinser point out in their article in summer Forum magazine, TNE is not a new concept. In 1858, the University of London created a validation model for students at colleges outside of the UK to sit for exams. If they passed, they were awarded a University of London degree. Furthermore, in the 1920s, a number of institutions began to explore the use of international branch campuses in Paris and Bologna.
The EU is now able to use budgets earmarked for cooperation with Partner Countries that were not available when Erasmus+ was launched in 2013, meaning that the upcoming Call for Erasmus+ projects in September 2014 will incorporate some brand new elements. This blog post aims to provide you with an insight into these new elements, helping you stay informed ahead of the Call.
As students become more and more internationally mobile, universities worldwide are facing increasing pressure on their current resources and capacities, predominantly in the student housing sector. The costs of building new dormitories and the times required are not always affordable, and often students are forced to adapt to temporary and expensive solutions while trying to avoid any attempts of fraud. Is there a solution to this growing issue?
As the 26th Annual EAIE Conference approaches, we’re preparing for a change in EAIE Leadership. After four years of serving first as the EAIE Vice-President and then the President, Hans-Georg van Liempd is ready to ‘pass the baton’. Read on as he looks back at his Presidency and reflects on some of the global trends in international higher education. Continue Reading »
The field of internationalisation of higher education (IHE) is in an incredibly valuable, yet mostly under-appreciated, under-paid and overwhelmed profession. So, why are we here? This question has been posed to countless colleagues over the years, and the most common answer comes down to a beautiful hope: that education, particularly an internationalised education, will equip future leaders for the global community, empowering them to create a reality better than the one in which we currently exist.