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Sexual harassment is widely recognised as a violation of basic human rights. Complaints about sexual harassment or assault have been increasing in recent decades on university campuses around the world. Despite the grave nature of this offense and its prevalence, it is almost only discussed behind closed doors. In Forum Week’s final blog post on the international student, author Jana Stoláriková brings this topic to the forefront and shares some best practices to ensure a safe and inclusive campus.
There is no doubt that higher education (HE) has entered an era of change. It is widely believed that international students require special attention and support. However, recent trends, such as the world-wide massification of HE, the growing use of information technologies in teaching and ongoing globalisation of HE result in increasingly diverse student populations. Though traditionally, student populations have been treated as homogenous, they have never been such. In today’s blog post, the third in the summer Forum series, the authors explore why it is so important that universities stop ignoring the diversity of student community.
How can we foster integration? Universities typically arrange a range of activities to promote this, yet often with minimal impact. So what can be done? The key is to move from a primary focus on activities to an additional focus on personal learning and growth. In today’s addition to Forum Week on the blog, Professor Helen Spencer-Oakley shares two helpful techniques for fostering integration of international students.
The EAIE has officially launched the summer 2017 issue of its member magazine, Forum. This issue’s theme takes a close look at international students and what higher education professionals can do to ensure they have a positive international experience. It is also Forum Week on the blog, and in today’s post, Laura Rumbley, Chair of the Publications Committee and Editor of Forum, discusses the trials and triumphs of today’s international student.
The July issue of the Journal of Studies in International Education focuses in on such topics as: the institutionalisation of English-taught degree programmes, pre-departure support for visiting faculty and work-integrated learning for international students. This blog series inspires practitioners to stay current on the latest research in the field, bridging practice with research. Below you will find a short summary of each article encouraging you to further explore those of interest.
For the 29th Annual EAIE Conference in Seville, you will be visiting Andalusia, a region that stretches across the south of Spain. Bathed by the waters of the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, Andalusia is home to immense diversity in its history, natural world and activities. We shared our top 8 must-dos in Seville on the blog last month, now take the opportunity to learn more about the rich culture, both ancient and modern, of this popular destination.
As international educators we have our favourite, travel oriented, go-to websites and applications (henceforth referred to as ‘apps’) that we share with students and staff coming or going on exchange, as well as use for our own professional travel. Here is a list of a few of the hottest websites and apps. But, don’t stop there, add your favorite travel apps in the comments section and ‘appy traveling!
In 2016 not one, but two new university community networks with a focus on Europe emerged, with both stating that they have a new role to play in the European education landscape; namely, The Guild of European Research Intensive Universities (referred to as The Guild) and Aurora. To put this in context, in the last few years, there has been no other comprehensive European university networks created. Considering this, does the European Higher Education landscape actually need more Education Networks, considering the dearth that already exists? Read on to decide.
Hasina Shirzad is an Afghan refugee student living in Norway. With no official documentation proving her qualifications, Hasina began reaching out to universities with the hopes of studying to return to her career as a journalist. She was accepted, but can only study single subjects at this time. She is still working to have her qualifications recognised, and hopes to begin working towards a Master’s degree soon. For this ‘Refugee in focus’ blog post, Hasina shared her story with us. Learn what was helpful to her, and in which areas HEIs can improve.
Seville is an enchanting, enthralling city in the deep southern Spanish region of Andalusia known for its colourful buildings and charming architecture–both old and new. In September 2017, the world of international higher education will gather in this captivating city for the 29th Annual EAIE Conference. To help you become more acquainted with the city during your downtime, we have put together a small list of the best that Sevilla–and the region as a whole–has to offer.