Transnational education (TNE) has been garnering more attention in recent years; however, as Jason Lane and Kevin Kinser point out in their article in summer Forum magazine, TNE is not a new concept. In 1858, the University of London created a validation model for students at colleges outside of the UK to sit for exams. If they passed, they were awarded a University of London degree. Furthermore, in the 1920s, a number of institutions began to explore the use of international branch campuses in Paris and Bologna.
The EU is now able to use budgets earmarked for cooperation with Partner Countries that were not available when Erasmus+ was launched in 2013, meaning that the upcoming Call for Erasmus+ projects in September 2014 will incorporate some brand new elements. This blog post aims to provide you with an insight into these new elements, helping you stay informed ahead of the Call.
As students become more and more internationally mobile, universities worldwide are facing increasing pressure on their current resources and capacities, predominantly in the student housing sector. The costs of building new dormitories and the times required are not always affordable, and often students are forced to adapt to temporary and expensive solutions while trying to avoid any attempts of fraud. Is there a solution to this growing issue?
As the 26th Annual EAIE Conference approaches, we’re preparing for a change in EAIE Leadership. After four years of serving first as the EAIE Vice-President and then the President, Hans-Georg van Liempd is ready to ‘pass the baton’. Read on as he looks back at his Presidency and reflects on some of the global trends in international higher education. Continue Reading »
The field of internationalisation of higher education (IHE) is in an incredibly valuable, yet mostly under-appreciated, under-paid and overwhelmed profession. So, why are we here? This question has been posed to countless colleagues over the years, and the most common answer comes down to a beautiful hope: that education, particularly an internationalised education, will equip future leaders for the global community, empowering them to create a reality better than the one in which we currently exist.
Did you know that the Czech Republic hosts more than 2000 castles, being one of the countries with the highest density of castles in the world? Do you know what Škoda means? Or who invented modern soft contact lenses? Read on to find out some really interesting facts about this fascinating country and look forward to a memorable EAIE Conference in the heart of Europe! Continue Reading »
International internships are gaining greater importance in the international higher education arena. Traditional international internships, where the learner travels to a company abroad, are not always feasible for all students due to financial, geographical, social or other reasons. Virtual mobility, or ICT-supported international collaboration in a learning context, offers an alternative, but how can you ensure the student is getting the most out of the experience?
In a country where beer is such an integral part of the culture, history and society, it’s not surprising that the study and practice of making beer extends into Czech higher education. In fact, some institutions have breweries that are situated right on their university campuses. We spoke to representatives of two higher education institutions that have brewing programmes. Read on to learn what we found out. Continue Reading »
Today’s students are savvy. They want answers to their questions straight away, answers that are clear and concise. They will not struggle through block text; they want the answers in a sentence, a picture or even a video. The changes in how students select a university are subtle – quality is still the main factor but climbing steadily up the priority list of demands is graduate outcomes, links with employers. The changes in priority may be subtle but the demands in terms of information required are growing at a steady rate. Continue Reading »
Many years of international education have provided a number of positive outcomes of which we are all aware; however, there have also been some negative developments. One such development is the vulnerability of colleagues managing the international office, whose positions are often at risk for a wide variety of reasons. Lack of institutional support, constant turnover of management at the strategic level of universities, the demands of the position and the perception of the role at institutions are only some of the difficulties faced by international officers. Continue Reading »