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26
May

Resourcefulness and mentoring for underrepresented populations studying abroad

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There is much we can do to improve our efforts in mobilising socio-economically challenged students, so that they too may reap the benefits of study abroad. Texas Christian University invests millions of dollars in scholarships for Community Scholars; underprivileged high school students from a range of underrepresented populations. The aid TCU provides goes beyond finances; logistical support and mentoring are part of the package.

 

 

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20
May

Explore Scotland’s largest city during the EAIE Conference in Glasgow

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EAIE 2015 GlasgowGlasgow is a destination for architecture, art and music. And if that wasn’t enough, you have one more reason to see it! Europe’s biggest international higher education event is on the horizon with a fresh schedule to enhance your experience. We bring you sessions spreading across three days, the opportunity to attend a few Expert Community Feature sessions and an invigorating Wake-up plenary mid-week. In sum, the 27th Annual EAIE Conference will be one to remember! But don’t just take our word for it – check out this year’s programme and our trio of extraordinary keynote speakers.

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18
May

Research informing practice

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Journal of Studies in International EducationThe May 2015 issue of the Journal of Studies in International Education is online with timely, useful and relevant pieces. In an effort to bring research on international education closer to practitioners, the EAIE is introducing a blog series highlighting relevant articles. Practitioners often find academic research on international education too abstract, theoretical, and impractical. Yet they’re expected to justify internationalisation efforts using evidence-based practice. Meanwhile, researchers find that practitioners usually don’t use research findings to inform practice. Continue Reading »

12
May

Top priorities in higher education internationalisation in Europe

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EAIE BarometerInternationalisation of higher education might not be considered quite as compelling as Woody Allen’s 1972 film about sex, but with the publication of the EAIE Barometer all involved in the field, from practitioners to policy makers, have a horn of plenty available to them. Usually rectors, vice chancellors and other higher education leaders get to have their say when it comes to the state of play in higher education internationalisation. In the Barometer, the practitioners’ points of view get uncovered. Continue Reading »

06
May

Empowering student mobility: Who takes care of student housing?

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Hands holding houseSecuring a chance to study abroad is a big step for students, but if they don’t have anywhere to live, it may end up a missed opportunity. Should student accommodation be regarded as the institution’s responsibility, or are students expected to locate an affordable solution, in a learning-conducive environment? Uniplaces, the world’s first crowd-funded scholarship for mobile students, may just have a solution.

 

 

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30
Apr

Developing and managing joint programmes: why and how?

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Have you encountered obstacles while setting up a joint programme? The practitioners’ guide Joint programmes from A to Z – filled with good practices, practical suggestions and references – aims to facilitate the process as the increase in the number of joint programmes is listed on the Bologna agenda. 

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23
Apr

Revealing the state of internationalisation in Europe: the EAIE Barometer results are out

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EAIE BarometerDo you know how your country and institution fare when it comes to internationalisation? The findings of the newly launched EAIE Barometer report show that differences in internationalisation trends are clearly discernible among countries in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). These differences are prevalent when looking at how institutions are funded, as well as at the internal organisation of internationalisation and the presence of an internationalisation strategy. Continue Reading »

17
Apr

What do we know about international education research – in Europe and elsewhere?

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Do you make decisions based on data? Does the latest research in international education guide your practice? Perhaps you are looking to identify an aspect of international education where your own research can make a unique contribution? Whatever the case, the highly regarded IDP Database of Research on International Education is likely to be one of your first ports of call. Continue Reading »

07
Apr

EAIE speaks with European Commissioner Navracsics (part two)

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Commissioner NavracsicsIn our last post we shared some of the EAIE’s recent interview with Tibor Navracsics, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, in which he spoke about competitiveness and Erasmus+. In this second post, Commissioner Navracsics shares his insights into using partnerships as a tool to stay competitive and what the EAIE can do to help internationalisation move forward. More of the interview will be featured in the spring issue of EAIE Forum magazine, coming out soon. Continue Reading »

02
Apr

EAIE speaks with European Commissioner Navracsics (part one)

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Commissioner-NavracsicsIn November 2014, Tibor Navracsics became European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport. Hungarian by birth, Commissioner Navracsics previously served as Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Minister of Administration and Justice in Hungary. The Commissioner spoke with the EAIE regarding the need for education and training systems to equip young people with the necessary skills in today’s global economy. This is the first of two posts, in which he shares his thoughts about competitiveness and Erasmus+. Continue Reading »