Summer schools are booming business for universities today, and as such are an inspiration for the innovation of universities’ internationalisation strategies. Many of the existing summer schools have formed new alliances; some offer exchange programmes in a more traditional mould, but other forms of cooperation are becoming increasingly common. There are programmes that include modules in different countries, coordinated by a single summer school or a group of institutions working in partnership.
Right from the minute Gabe Zichermann strolled on to the stage at AIEC 2014 in Brisbane it was evident we were in for a treat of a keynote address exploring gamification. The very word ‘gamification’ implies fun, entertainment, excitement, and adventure. Yet we know little of the ‘what’, ‘why’ and ‘how’, and we are certainly clueless as to how these games could possibly be of interest to us in international education.
The internationalisation of business and management education can be seen as a response to the globalisation of educational markets worldwide. Just like operatives in other industries touched by globalisation, management education providers have adopted different strategies in their search for progress and legitimacy. There is no doubt that business and management schools have shared elements of practice but, fundamentally, business education remains a theatre for strategic choice.
Planning and executing admissions processes for international applicants, with the aim of attracting the best possible students, is an ongoing process. One important part of this work is making sure that the documentation you receive for evaluation is trustworthy and comparable with your own academic system. Experience has shown many evaluators that this is not always possible when using uniform rules with international applicants.
Has it ever happened to you that you feel you do not speak the same language as other people at your university? Have you ever come back from a conference or an international meeting with loads of new ideas to implement at your own institution and you are met with, at most, cold indifference or plain disbelief? Learn about an innovative approach to cooperation among international offices from The Green Cockatoo, winner of the 2014 Bo Gregersen Award for Best Practice. Continue Reading »
It’s difficult to identify a universal model of comprehensive internationalisation that would be relevant and effective in such a broad arena as the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) where, from one country to the next and sometimes within the same country, opportunities and obstacles that Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) face can vary tremendously. Read on to find out what Coventry University, winner of the 2014 Insitutional Award for Innovation in Internationalisation has to say about this. Continue Reading »
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 »