Posts By: Leonard Engel - EAIE Executive Director

05 Dec 2017

Universities and society: we need each other

The breakdown of political systems, the rise of nationalism, xenophobia, and populism are hot topics these days, as well as issues that have been prominently discussed at the EAIE Conference in Seville and in the field of international higher education. The UC Berkeley Center for Studies in Higher Education (CSHE) celebrated its 60th anniversary with… Read more »

27 Aug 2015

Towards a more balanced discourse in internationalisation

Many would say that internationalisation of higher education has become an industry, and some would even go as far as to say that international higher education conferences have become too commercial. At the 19th Annual Conference of the International Education Association of South Africa (IEASA), in Port Elizabeth, it became clear that a change in discourse… Read more »

07 Nov 2013

Transnational education: the next step towards internationalisation?

Is transnational education the new buzz word? Is it more than the newest form of student recruitment? Or will it change internationalisation as we know it and drive our internationalisation strategy? Simply defined as education from one country offered in another, transnational education (TNE) is a hot topic. A one-day conference on TNE recently took… Read more »

09 May 2012

The life cycle of international offices

As 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… Read more »