Posts Categorized: Policy & Strategy

08 Mar 2017

Learning internationalisation strategy: promoting and protecting core academic values

The previous blog post in this series stressed the critical importance of scanning the external environment for opportunities and threats to internationalisation, particularly at a time when multiculturalism is being devalued and denigrated. President Trump’s moves to institute restrictions on the travel of Muslims from a number of countries to the USA – among other… Read more »

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 »

07 Feb 2017

Making public-private partnerships work in higher education

There is growing interest, among public sector higher education institutions, in engaging with private sector partners to provide complementary services and expertise, and to share investment and risk. The challenges faced by higher education institutions are creating a new climate for innovative solutions, but there are a number of important considerations for anyone thinking about… Read more »

31 Jan 2017

Connecting worlds: the Second Global Dialogue

In 2014, the international higher education associations of the world came together in South Africa for what became known as the Global Dialogue. The aim then was to achieve a more balanced discourse in internationalisation, and a concrete outcome was the Nelson Mandela Bay Global Dialogue Declaration. The Declaration contained several actions for the participating… Read more »

24 Jan 2017

Academic Refuge: setting up an Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership Project

How can we use the experiences from the work of protecting threatened academics to find solutions for refugee students and academics arriving in Europe? How is this integration work in Europe important for the wider movement to strengthen academic freedom around the world? What could we do within the framework of the Erasmus+ programme? These… 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 »

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 »

07 Dec 2016

Learning internationalisation strategy: time to get real

In the institutional strategic planning process, the task of regularly scanning the external environment to identify both opportunities and threats is now more critical than ever. Regardless of the extent to which institutions seek, or claim, to be international, the recent election of Donald Trump to the USA presidency, and the emerging consequences of the United… Read more »

02 Nov 2016

The evolving culture of measuring internationalisation

Internationalisation of higher education continues to progress and become more embedded within higher education institutions. Measuring the process and activities is seen as a way to improve practices and ensure more comprehensive offerings. Many initiatives, both at the European and international level, have been developing ways to do this. This blog post outlines some of… Read more »