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24
Nov

Summer Schools in Europe: the latest higher education ‘commodity’

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Summer Schools in EuropeSummer schools are booming business for universities today, and as such are an inspiration for the innovation of universities’ internationalisation strategies. Many of the existing summer schools have formed new alliances; some offer exchange programmes in a more traditional mould, but other forms of cooperation are becoming increasingly common. There are programmes that include modules in different countries, coordinated by a single summer school or a group of institutions working in partnership.

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14
Nov

LinkedIn groups for international higher education professionals

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Are you using LinkedIn to its full potential? With more than 330 million users from 200 countries and territories, the platform is the top social network for professionals, growing by 2 members a second, thus offering great opportunities for networking. 40% of the users check LinkedIn daily and 81% belong to a group. As an international higher education professional, are you leveraging the groups in your field? Continue Reading »

05
Nov

Gamification and the generational divide: perspectives from AIEC 2014

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gamification and higher educationRight from the minute Gabe Zichermann strolled on to the stage at AIEC 2014 in Brisbane it was evident we were in for a treat of a keynote address exploring gamification. The very word ‘gamification’ implies fun, entertainment, excitement, and adventure. Yet we know little of the ‘what’, ‘why’ and ‘how’, and we are certainly clueless as to how these games could possibly be of interest to us in international education. 

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23
Oct

Strategic internationalisation for business and management schools

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The internationalisation of business and management education can be seen as a response to the globalisation of educational markets worldwide. Just like operatives in other industries touched by globalisation, management education providers have adopted different strategies in their search for progress and legitimacy. There is no doubt that business and management schools have shared elements of practice but, fundamentally, business education remains a theatre for strategic choice.

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14
Oct

Creating country-specific admissions requirements

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Application formPlanning and executing admissions processes for international applicants, with the aim of attracting the best possible students, is an ongoing process. One important part of this work is making sure that the documentation you receive for evaluation is trustworthy and comparable with your own academic system. Experience has shown many evaluators that this is not always possible when using uniform rules with international applicants.

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03
Oct

Bottom-up works: the importance of cooperation among international offices

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Green CockatooHas it ever happened to you that you feel you do not speak the same language as other people at your university? Have you ever come back from a conference or an international meeting with loads of new ideas to implement at your own institution and you are met with, at most, cold indifference or plain disbelief? Learn about an innovative approach to cooperation among international offices from The Green Cockatoo, winner of the 2014 Bo Gregersen Award for Best Practice. Continue Reading »

02
Oct

Is comprehensive internationalisation feasible across the European Higher Education Area?

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Comprehensive internationalisationIt’s difficult to identify a universal model of comprehensive internationalisation that would be relevant and effective in such a broad arena as the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) where, from one country to the next and sometimes within the same country, opportunities and obstacles that Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) face can vary tremendously. Read on to find out what Coventry University, winner of the 2014 Insitutional Award for Innovation in Internationalisation has to say about this. Continue Reading »

01
Oct

What’s research got to do with me? That’s just for academics, isn’t it?

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ResearchIn this blog post, Elspeth Jones, winner of the 2014 Tony Adams Award for Excellence in Research, shares her thoughts on research and why it’s important for every international higher education professional, regardless of their role. Read about her ‘research journey’ and get tips for directly applying your own informal and personal learning. Continue Reading »

30
Sep

Is the future of internationalisation backward, forward, or different?

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ThinkFutureThis is the first blog in a series of posts highlighting some of the 2014 EAIE Award winners, all of whom were recently honoured at the 26th Annual EAIE Conference in Prague for their outstanding achievements. Find out what John K. Hudzik, winner of the Transatlantic Leadership award, has to say about the future of internationalisation. Continue Reading »

29
Sep

The story of EAIE Prague 2014 in tweets

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Twitter EAIE Prague 2014The 26th Annual EAIE Conference in Prague generated extensive social buzz. We went through the thousands of tweets and put some of them together to give you the storyline of the discussions as they happened. If you weren’t there you will gain an insight into the conference topics and if you were in Prague, this is a great chance to grab a coffee and look back at a thought-provoking  week. Enjoy the story of Europe’s largest international higher education conference in tweets. These are only a few of them. Continue Reading »