In 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 »
This 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 »
The EAIE has stepped into a new era of leadership, with Laura Howard of the University of Cadiz – UCA, Spain, having officially taken on her new role as EAIE President at the Closing Plenary of the 26th Annual EAIE Conference in Prague. Find out more about Laura in this blog interview, including her vision of how the EAIE will evolve in the coming years and other little known facts about herself that she’s shared with us. Continue Reading »
It is official: Scotland will remain part of the United Kingdom. There will be no independent Scotland for the foreseeable future. Yesterday’s referendum saw 55% of the voters choose ‘No’. A blow for Scottish Independence; a triumph for the ‘United’ Kingdom; an opportunity for the Scottish Parliament to capitalise on the power promises made by Westminster and take greater control of the nation. But how will this historical outcome affect international education?
The EAIE, together with research and consultancy company Ecorys, has conducted a comprehensive European- wide study covering trends in international education and knowledge and skill needs among internationalisation staff. The EAIE Barometer is unique in viewing internationalisation from the practitioner perspective across Europe. The initial findings of the EAIE Barometer have just been revealed at the EAIE Annual Conference in Prague. Highlights of some of the findings are revealed here. Continue Reading »
Those of us who believe deeply in the power of international education are often challenged to bring our passion for the internationalisation of higher education from the margins of institutional activity to its central priorities. In doing so, we are often dismayed that others do not share our conviction that the global engagement of higher education and the cross-border movement of its faculty and students should be aimed at promoting peace and international understanding.
It’s Wednesday, it’s EAIE Conference week, and that means one thing: a buzzing conference centre filled with thousands of international educators all fresh-faced and eager to start their conference adventure. Exhibition stands are up, the coffee and tea (and for some, the wine) are flowing, and all around the vast conference venue old friends greet each other with gusto, while newcomers find their feet with open eyes and eager minds. The largest international higher education conference is underway. Are you in?
Digital learning in general and, more specifically, massive open online courses (MOOCs) are creating new opportunities and challenges for higher education institutions. The central question is how do we respond: ignore it as a passing fad or embrace it as a reality? An upcoming dialogue taking place at the EAIE Conference will provide an arena to debate these new forms of learning, asking why and how institutions can integrate them into their internationalisation strategies.
“Do you want to travel to the other side of the world?” This question is treated unequally by different generations. While people of an older generation might think about a planning phase of about two weeks to even be able to consider a ‘yes’ or a ‘no’, younger ones can probably give an answer within 15 minutes (after quick check of flight quotes, rental accommodation and perhaps the weather forecast), and be able to leave for the airport within another 30 minutes.
Smaller countries have a special place in the international higher education system, with a great capacity to defy the expectations of most experts and many dominant theories of international higher education. Despite being small, the countries with populations of less than 10 million make up a remarkable part of Europe and they contribute much to the internationalisation of European higher education.