Posts Categorized: Curriculum & Teaching

31 May 2017

Joint Programmes: surveying the impacts on graduates

Dual/Joint Programmes (JP) have been developed by higher education institutions (HEI) since the early 1990s. Today they are one of the main tools for the internationalisation of higher education in Europe. Most of the HEIs have a set of JPs in place, new ones are constantly created and funding at both the EU and the… Read more »

09 Nov 2016

Internationalisation at home: a sustainable alternative

The results of the Erasmus Impact Study gave internationalisation of higher education enthusiasts a powerful tool in the battle for more attention for internationalisation in the curricula of their home institutions. The message from Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth is clear: by studying or training abroad, students increase their job prospects…. Read more »

11 Oct 2016

Indigenising internationalisation: intersecting the global and local

Like many who study international education, I was pleased when 2015 brought us updated definitions of internationalisation, internationalisation at home and of the curriculum. i, ii, iii I then began to realise that, although these revised definitions attempt to more explicitly connect internationalisation efforts with educational and societal outcomes, they may not be sufficient to… Read more »

04 Oct 2016

Employer insights: What gets your students hired?

At EAIE Liverpool 2016, I had the privilege of organising an employer panel From learning to earning: employers’ perspectives on employability. [i]  In the session, representatives from multinational companies shared their insights into what they deem to be employable graduates. Our world café session was structured so that it would be as interactive as possible:… Read more »

19 Aug 2016

Joint Programmes: the story of Erasmus Mundus

Joint programmes continue to be a hot topic in our field. So hot, in fact, that the EAIE has just launched its first ever Network on Joint Programmes. The European Commission recently released a new publication – Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees: The story so far – featuring four policy papers that address the unique… Read more »

10 Aug 2016

Making the most of work placements abroad

Work placements or traineeships abroad can be one of the most powerful instruments to enhance your students’ employability and career prospects. But do you really know which transversal skills your students have actually improved during their placement abroad? Are your students aware of these new skills? Do students know how to demonstrate this skill gain… Read more »

30 Mar 2016

Accreditation of joint programmes: headaches no more?

Complex and fragmented procedures, contradictory requirements – external quality assurance of joint programmes might sound like a bureaucratic nightmare. Since last year, there’s been light at the end of the tunnel: European ministers of higher education agreed on a coherent, European approach for quality assuring joint programmes. Will it save academics and managers from headaches… Read more »

22 Mar 2016

The horizon of educational technologies

Technology shapes the internationalisation of higher education and will continue to do so in the coming years. The recently published Horizon 2016 Report highlights the five-year horizon of technologies that will likely impact higher education institutions worldwide. This annual report is a joint venture between New Media Consortium and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative and is… Read more »

24 Feb 2016

Joint degree programmes: fatal attraction or happily ever after?

The EAIE Barometer study, a survey under 2411 higher education practitioners, highlighted the growing importance of strategic partnerships in internationalisation. A majority of respondents indicated that they are currently working on developing joint degree programmes with their institutional partners. The momentum is growing, with a record number of over 50 Erasmus Mundus Joint Degree programmes… Read more »