Posts Categorized: Strategic networks

20 Apr 2017

Brexit: A ‘stress test’ for the regionalisation fostered by the Bologna Process?

Brexit is shifting the discussion about higher education in the European Union, raising questions about EU-wide exchange and collaboration projects and, more broadly, about the future of the supranational European Higher Education Area (EHEA), which has been promoted for the last 17 years through the Bologna Process.

19 Apr 2017

Regionalisation in international education

This week, the EAIE is launching the spring 2017 issue of its member magazine Forum. Each Forum is themed, and this issue we take a closer look at the relationship between regionalisation and international education. Are these opposite concepts? How is regionalisation affected by rising nationalism? In today’s blog post, Laura Rumbley, Chair of the… 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 »

12 Sep 2016

Universities UK: we are international

We are just a single day away from the start of something wonderful: the 28th Annual EAIE Conference begins tomorrow! It’s a place for meeting peers, for finding ways to work together and for developing the field of international, collaborative education further. But a certain cloud of uncertainty looms over our host country’s university sector… Read more »

08 Jun 2016

International higher education around the world

Even with all the globe-trotting we do in our profession, it’s not often we get the chance to do a world tour in just 60 minutes. The session ‘Exploring hot topics in international education through World café’, held at the NAFSA conference last week in Denver, gave participants just that opportunity. It was a tour… Read more »

26 Apr 2016

10 reasons why rankings matter in higher education

University leadership and policy wonks excitedly await the results of yearly university rankings. Part of the excitement is waning, however, due to the same (old) institutions being listed every year. In the EAIE Barometer study, 35% of practitioners indicated that improving international reputation or position in rankings is one of the top three reasons for internationalising…. Read more »

30 Mar 2016

Accreditation of joint programmes: headaches no more?

Complex and fragmented procedures, contradictory requirements – external quality assurance of joint programmes might sound like a bureaucratic nightmare. Since last year, there’s been light at the end of the tunnel: European ministers of higher education agreed on a coherent, European approach for quality assuring joint programmes. Will it save academics and managers from headaches… Read more »