Forum magazine and Blog

The EAIE author community is ever expanding. We welcome submissions from members and non-members alike, and from internationalisation professionals in all capacities. You can find specific information on how to contribute to our two main platforms below.


Forum is the EAIE member magazine, published three times a year in spring, summer and winter. The magazine is themed, approaching just one single issue from multiple angles and a range of geographies each time. As soon as a theme and deadline are known, we open a general call for articles. Upcoming theme descriptions can be found on this page. Submissions can be sent to EAIE Publications. EAIE members receive the magazine in print at home, but can also access it online.

Spring Forum submission deadline: 15 January

Regionalisation and internationalisation in Europe

Internationalisation is generally understood to operate in a globalised (or globalising) world, but it is increasingly argued that another influential force is at play simultaneously: regionalisation. With increasing nationalism and recent developments such as the Brexit vote, regionalisation is receiving more widespread attention. The dynamics of the European Higher Education Area and the Erasmus+ programme play a strong role in shaping internationalisation across Europe, while smaller regional initiatives within parts of Europe – or even within the borders of individual countries – are not to be overlooked. This issue explores internationalisation in Europe through the lenses of regionalisation and regionalism: what regional trends exist, how internationalisation plays out regionally, and how internationalisation intersects with the unique forces of regionalisation.

  • Making sense of key trends: regionalisation versus globalisation
  • The effects of regionalisation on internationalisation approaches and activities
  • How ‘regional’ is internationalisation in Europe?
  • How does a single market impact international higher education?
  • Who benefits from regionalism and in what ways?
  • Intra-European regional projects: Where do these exist, who is involved and to what ends?
  • Does – or how does – a regional/European approach to internationalisation affect a sense of regional/European identity?
  • The rise of nationalism and tensions with regionalisation
  • Regional approaches to internationalisation within individual countries
  • Beyond the Bologna Process/EHEA and E+: forecasts for 2020 and beyond
  • Regionalism and internationalisation in other world regions

Summer Forum submission deadline: 16 March

The international student

Attending to the international students in our midst is the raison d’etre for many internationalisation activities. Student mobility programmes are set up to facilitate the intake of international students, curricula are developed to meet international student needs and interests, and the service offerings at institutions are developed to answer the needs of an increasing international student population. But how much do we know about the international student and his/her needs and expectations? This issue will look at who the international student of today is and what their expectations are, as well highlight good practices in recruitment and retention activities, academic and non-academic student support systems, integration efforts and guidance for helping students leverage the knowledge and skills attained through international exposure.

  • Who are Europe’s international students? Demographics and diversity
  • International student needs assessment: understanding and responding to student issues and expectations
  • Assessing the campus climate for international student success
  • Creative recruitment and retention practices
  • Holistic approaches to student support
  • Successful integration practices
  • International students and employability
  • Technology and the international student experience – current realities and possibilities for the future
  • How student accommodation shapes the international student experience
  • Counselling and guidance services for international students
  • Supporting 'non-traditional' international students


The EAIE blog is an accessible, quick way to get your ideas out into the world. Share your expertise and best practices, and discuss opinions and current events. Blog posts are promoted on all of our social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn), reaching thousands of international educators.