Our consortium has just completed a study commissioned by the European Parliament to identify the “underlying gist of internationalisation and what it should be aiming for” in which we investigated current approaches in 17 countries, 10 of which were in Europe. One thing became clearly apparent: internationalisation is getting bigger just about everywhere and, according to the many experts who participated, it also has the potential to get better. In other words, the potential to make a more meaningful contribution to higher education.
The 27th Annual EAIE Conference boasted the most social media activity in EAIE history. We went through the thousands of tweets and put some together to bring you the storyline of the conference discussions as they happened. If you weren’t there, you are bound to feel like you were part of the event while exploring the highlights and, if you were a participant, you will enjoy looking back at the activities that inspired you. Also check out the Facebook event page and Instagram for memorable photos.
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It happens every year: the EAIE Conference goes by in a flash. Workshops, sessions and posters fill participants’ days, networking events fill their evenings and, like magic, the EAIE Conference universe that once immersed us all is suddenly gone. Luckily, the EAIE spends a lot of time and effort covering the week’s many highlights. Although only a snapshot, these images remind us all of a wonderful and productive time at the 2015 EAIE Conference in Glasgow.
What do Chinese students, Japan’s internationalisation, and Finland’s educational export industry all have in common? They are all topics of articles in the latest volume of the Journal of Studies in International Education, published in September 2015. This ongoing blog series highlights the major findings and takeaways that may be relevant and useful to practitioners in the field. The overarching theme of each article will help you locate the most relevant research to your scope of work.
There is something about fraud detection that spices up even the dreariest day at the office. Undoubtedly, those of us who have experienced the thrill of catching a fraudulent document have relished the details of their stories over and over again during an occasional chat with a co-worker or a colleague at a conference reception. But how are these skills developed?
What an eventful week this has been! Over 5000 international higher education professionals took over the Scottish city of Glasgow and made it even more bustling. Hundreds of activities took place, knowledge was shared, contacts were made, and our field became a little richer in the process. Today’s Closing Plenary and “Hello, Goodbye” Luncheon were the last little cherries on top of what can only be described as a truly remarkable time.
The European region continues to be a top study destination for international students. At the same time, European national economies are faced with an ongoing financial crisis that is putting pressure on funding for higher education. As the number of international students continues to increase and countries are faced with how to pay for the increasing cost of higher education, many countries are now wrestling with the tuition fee debate – a discussion that draws in varying views.
The Annual EAIE Conference offers a fantastic occasion for learning more about the broad field of international higher education, but also for peer-to-peer knowledge sharing. It is a place to start a dialogue with colleagues about the changes taking place in the field and how challenges can best be overcome. More than that, it can be an opportunity to showcase how things are done at your institution. But how do you go about becoming an EAIE conference speaker?
It is day two of the EAIE Conference and, after yesterday’s plenary and many sessions, you probably felt like you had already heard your fair share of novel ideas. That is, of course, until this morning’s exhilarating Wake-up Plenary with e-learning entrepreneur and future-enthusiast Donald Clark. Some of the innovations that are exciting international educators now, like flipped classrooms and digital learning, were extensively explored in his TEDx talk a good three years ago. Say hello to the real future!
Over 5000 participants from more than 90 countries have arrived in Glasgow eager to start their EAIE Conference experience. Some already got a start to their week yesterday, with Campus tours, the first few sessions and the Newcomers’ Reception. Yet it wasn’t until this morning that everyone truly came together for the much-anticipated Opening Plenary featuring Glasgow native Baroness Helena Kennedy, QC. The day’s activities are plentiful and the week ahead promises to inspire you. Are you ready?