Session 08.05

Breaking down the silos: embracing a collective mindset when advancing alumni relations and internationalisation

  • Thursday 15 Sept
  • Verde 4, Level 0, Fira
  • Related Expert Communities Alumni Relations

In many higher education institutions across the globe, marketing and recruitment, careers, international offices and alumni relations are not part of the same department. This makes it difficult for them to work together closely on advancement and internationalisation issues. It is our strong belief that by combining knowledge, expertise and networks, much more can be achieved. In this session, we will explore the challenges and opportunities of closer internal cooperation.


  • Leadership & strategy
  • Partnership & networks


  • Serge Sych, 
    CEU GmbH - Central European University Private University, Austria


  • Marije Bedaux, 
    Leiden University, Netherlands
  • Jan Geerts, 
    Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands