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01 Jun 2012

Discover the topic everyone’s talking about at NAFSA

Spending the week at the NAFSA conference in Houston, Texas, I have discovered that the buzz phrase of the week is ‘comprehensive internationalisation’. For those of you engaged on the policy and strategic level of internationalisation of higher education, this is something that you may have a particular interest in. It will certainly be something that our American colleagues will refer to when discussing the approach to internationalisation. Continue Reading
23 May 2012

Future leaders of the EAIE

Last week, the EAIE General Council and three EAIE Committees met in Västerås, the EAIE President’s Swedish home town, to discuss future strategies and plans for the Association, and to learn of the new EAIE Leadership for the next two years. The EAIE President Gudrun Paulsdottir, together with her institution, Mälardalen University, provided wonderful hospitality for the meetings which play a crucial role in driving developments of the Association forward. Continue Reading
09 May 2012

The life cycle of international offices

Lifecycle of international officesAs Executive Director of the EAIE, I often have the chance to speak to professionals in higher education about the issues they face. I find myself in a privileged position because I have worked for 25 years in the field. Since I became Director I have gained a much broader perspective on higher education, with many opportunities to hear stories and observe what is going on. I also like to follow the discussions that are taking place on LinkedIn. This new EAIE blog gives me, and others, the opportunity to share observations and to receive your comments and feedback.  Continue Reading
27 Apr 2012

Valencia to Gothenburg: Academy alumni share their experiences

Lene Birkegaard Pedersen and Tanja Hansen, alumni of the first EAIE Academy in Valencia are again with us, this time in Gothenburg. Both of them are from the Faculty of Health of Aarhus University in Denmark, and both attended the ‘Internationalisation at Home: effecting change in your institution’ course in Valencia as their university was planning to implement an international strategy at the faculty level. Continue Reading
25 Apr 2012

What’s going on at the EAIE Academy in Gothenburg?

The second EAIE Academy is taking place this week, 23-27 April, at the University of Gothenburg and as expected, it’s proving to be a real success. As Academy participant, Valeriya from the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia, says: “From my own experience of organising such events, I know how difficult it is to please everyone… Read more »

19 Apr 2012

Making a difference: Australian International Education

Gudrun Paulsdottir, President of the European Association for International Education reviews the book 'Making a difference: Australian International Education'. Edited by Dorothy Davies and Bruce Mackintosh, the primary goal of the book was to identify benefits of Australian international education, often not recognised in the wider community. Continue Reading
05 Apr 2012

Rewarding innovation in internationalisation

As a growing number of higher education institutions around Europe are putting together innovative internationalisation strategies, the EAIE is committed to highlighting their good work and to this end we have recently launched a brand new institutional award. The main aim of the award is to showcase outstanding practices that further the internationalisation of higher education. Continue Reading
22 Mar 2012

Essay contest: What’s your vision for the future?

Almost 25 years ago, a small number of ambitious educators realised the need for a ‘European association dealing with international education matters’. In 1989, after months of meetings, discussions, and planning, the EAIE was proudly established: a pioneering organisation with the aim to professionalise the international education arena and act as a catalyst for positive change. Continue Reading
17 Mar 2012

Celebrating all things Irish!

St. Patrick’s Day. A day when the world turns green, as we celebrate everything Irish. Whether you’re a seasoned visitor to the Emerald Isle, or your first visit will in fact be for the EAIE Conference this September, we’d like to highlight some of the plans you can already start making for your 2012 EAIE Dublin experience! And what better time to do this than when the Irish culture is being celebrated by millions around the world on St. Paddy’s Day! Continue Reading