Negotiation has been called and ‘art’ and not without reason. The idea of negotiating strikes almost as much fear into the heart of the average individual as does making a presentation (although making a presentation actually ranks no. 1 on the list of most scary things to do!). However, negotiation needn’t be scary. With a little preparation, it can actually be quite a fun and rewarding experience. Here’s how.
Today we are wrapping up another successful EAIE Academy. It was a truly energising and productive training with 10 insightful courses and lots of fun events in the royal city of The Hague. We would like to extend our special thanks to the The Hague University of Applied Sciences for hosting the event as well as to ETS for sponsoring again our Academy. Below you can take a sneak peek into one of the courses, ‘SEO and online content strategies for international student recruitment’. Continue Reading »
The 2014 EAIE Spring Academy, our largest Academy to date, is now abuzz at The Hague University of Applied Sciences. More than 150 participants from over 20 countries joined the training, full of energy and motivated to expand their knowledge, develop action plans for their departments and make new connections. Here, we are providing you with a series of takeaways from one of the 10 courses, ‘Cultural Learning in Education Abroad’, delivered by Karin Klitgaard Møller from EDU, Denmark and Michael Paige from the University of Minnesota, US. Continue Reading »
Dirk van Damme, Head of the Innovation and Measuring Progress Division at the Directorate for Education and Skills, OECD in Paris provides further reflections to his recent keynote speech on the ethics and economics of international education at the recent EAIE 25th Anniversary Event held in Amsterdam earlier this week. Here, Dirk explores the growing imbalance in the international higher education system.
The EAIE recently celebrated its 25 years of existence by hosting an event with key figures who have played a direct role in the Association and its core mission over the years. During the event, the ethics and economics of international higher education and their inherent tensions were discussed at length. These are issues which have a significant impact on the future of international higher education enabling us to continue innovating, learning and thriving in the constantly evolving field.
The EAIE is excited to announce the launch of its brand new style of training: EAIE Academy – Webinars. Designed to provide busy international educators with quick blasts of crucial knowledge in an interactive format accessible from anywhere in the world, EAIE Webinars could provide the boost you need to take your career to the next level. The new webinars take their place within the well-established EAIE Academy family which includes ‘in the city’ and ‘in-house’ training.
Making the best use of internationalisation, including developing specific internationalisation strategies and activities that bring maximum benefit to institutions and systems, has become a key challenge for higher education leaders and policy makers, the world over. The International Association of Universities (IAU) has just launched the report of their 4th Global Survey, conducted in 2013, to help shed light on the best internationalisation strategies for higher education institutions.
I was reading a newspaper article the other day about the Paralympics where the slogan on stage in bright lights at the closing ceremony read “I’m possible”. At the bottom of the article somebody had commented on the slogan saying “That’s not good English, I don’t understand what it means”. And I thought to myself, well maybe it isn’t good English but I don’t have a problem understanding it. The basic message (aside from being a play on the word ‘impossible’) is “I may be physically challenged but I can do this too”.
Our Facebook fans seem to have worked this one out already! It’s not Paris, it’s not Rome. No, we’re heading a little further north, to a land where English is spoken (with a twist), where men wear skirts (sometimes), where the national motto is: ‘Nemo me impune lacessit – No one provokes me with impunity’. It was also home to the first ever raincoat. Guessed it? We’re heading to Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city!
What are the major trends taking place in internationalisation of higher education in Europe? What are the main challenges facing you as a practitioner in the field? What internationalisation activities are you or your institution involved in? A brand new study, The EAIE Barometer: Internationalisation in Europe, has been unveiled by the EAIE, aiming to uncover the true state of internationalisation across the European Higher Education Area (EHEA).