Posts Categorized: EAIE News

01 Mar 2017

Voldemort and the elephant in the room

Last week, I attended the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA) conference in Washington DC together with EAIE Vice-President Sabine Pendl. Just a month after the presidential inauguration, it should perhaps not have come as a surprise that the event was dominated by an outrage against the (suspended) executive order to ban travel from seven countries,… Read more »

19 Jan 2017

Refugees in focus: What is next?

Efforts to integrate refugees into higher education in Europe continue to be present on the agenda of higher education institutions throughout the continent. Sharing best practices and new initiatives helps institutions adopt unique solutions within their own particular contexts. Yet there are still many challenges to be conquered in order to really help refugees integrate… Read more »

12 Jan 2017

Spotlight Seminar: the case for market segmentation

There is a well-known saying that goes, “an offer that is acceptable for all is perfect for no one”. This is certainly true, and competition is fierce in the world of international higher education. It is estimated that at least 7000 higher education institutions actively recruit international students – and that these students all apply to an average of five… Read more »

21 Dec 2016

International higher education in 2016: the year in review

What a year 2016 has been! While the political and global environment that we operate in changes around us, our role in international education becomes even more important. As the year comes to an end, it’s timely to reflect on the hot topics and current events that have shaped our work in the internationalisation of higher education…. Read more »

22 Nov 2016

Words of action

This year, the international higher education community was, in many ways, shaken to its core. Recent world events have led international educators to question what it means to promote internationalisation in times of seemingly growing insularity. Resistance to global forces is nothing new, but it certainly appears to be gaining momentum in mainstream politics. Reflecting… Read more »

27 Sep 2016

Who’s afraid of the big bad strategy? Where the EAIE is heading 2016–2020

In the past I have sometimes wondered about the relevance of various internationalisation strategies, be they institutional, national or European. Do they really manifest themselves in the day-to-day lives of international higher education practitioners? After having been intimately involved with the development of a new 2016–2020 EAIE strategy as the Vice-President, I am acutely aware… Read more »

23 Sep 2016

In conversation with Sabine Pendl

They say that good things come in small packages and new EAIE Vice-President, Sabine Pendl, Director of the Office of International Relations at the University of Graz in Austria, is no exception. Following her official induction at the Liverpool 2016 Closing Plenary, we sat down with Sabine to learn more about her. What’s she anticipating… Read more »