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The Erasmus+ programme was launched in 2014 to streamline education, training, youth and sport actions into one single programme and runs until 2020. Erasmus+ nurtures and funds numerous student and staff mobility schemes as well as regional and international collaboration. The European Commission is responsible for designing and implementing a mid-term evaluation of the programme which will be submitted to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions in December 2017. This blog post highlights the nuts and bolts of the Erasmus+ programme evaluation process.
In a time of unprecedented pressure to tackle the migration challenge, the demand for an effective and sustainable approach to screening, evaluating and recognising refugees’ qualifications is at the forefront of political agendas in many countries. Also in this blog post, check out the very first passport to be issued via the programme, and learn more about the woman who received it.
Generally speaking, getting to know your neighbours has its perks: you can borrow a carton of milk, help each other out, share great conversation and work to make your neighbourhood better. In academia as at home, life is that much better when you get to know your neighbours and it starts in the most basic form, by talking to each other. Sharing knowledge, ideas and expertise is all part of the strategy of regionalisation – and vital to internationalisation.
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.
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 Publications Committee, introduces the multifaceted relationship between the regional and the international.
Tuition fees for international students are a much debated topic. The rationale for introducing fees, different fee-structures and the consequences they have are both value-laden and concrete economic questions. The fee policies and structures are constantly evolving in Europe and, as an international officer, having a good overview of who charges international students what is essential. Last year, Eurydice published a comprehensive report containing facts and figures on tuition fees in Europe.[i] This blog post gives you a quick overview of the main findings.
In the USA and Europe, where nationalist rhetoric, fear of terrorism and hate crimes are on the rise, it’s more important than ever for higher education institutions to communicate to prospective international students that they are welcome on campus, are a valued part of the community and will be kept safe.
These days it seems easier for leaders to make bold decisions; decisions that go completely against what we as international educators assume to be well-accepted realities. Not so long ago it was hard to imagine this new reality where bold decisions increasingly force us to make a choice to stay silent or speak out.
Since the Brexit referendum passed in the UK in the summer of 2016 and the election of Donald Trump in the USA in November 2016, higher education institutions in both nations have launched social media campaigns aimed at welcoming international students. These campaigns spread messages of inclusion across the internet on YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram.
With fast-paced digital developments, policy changes, and increasing global competition, international student recruitment is rapidly evolving. To succeed in this competitive environment, deploying the right international marketing methods is crucial. In the spring of 2016, the EAIE surveyed professionals at European higher education institutions on the effectiveness of different methods. This infographic provides a glimpse into the findings of our brand new e-publication, Profiling the professional: International marketing and recruitment, being launched today at the EAIE Spotlight Seminar, International marketing strategy: find your market niche and climb to the top, taking place in Amsterdam.