Posts Categorized: Mobility

17 Jul 2017

Won’t somebody think of the 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… Read more »

21 Apr 2017

Getting to know your neighbours: connected in the region, ready for the world

Generally speaking, getting to know your neighbours has its perks: you can borrow a carton of milk, help each other out, share great conversation and work to make your neighbourhood better. In academia as at home, life is that much better when you get to know your neighbours and it starts in the most basic… Read more »

20 Apr 2017

Brexit: A ‘stress test’ for the regionalisation fostered by the Bologna Process?

Brexit is shifting the discussion about higher education in the European Union, raising questions about EU-wide exchange and collaboration projects and, more broadly, about the future of the supranational European Higher Education Area (EHEA), which has been promoted for the last 17 years through the Bologna Process.

19 Apr 2017

Regionalisation in international education

This week, the EAIE is launching the spring 2017 issue of its member magazine Forum. Each Forum is themed, and this issue we take a closer look at the relationship between regionalisation and international education. Are these opposite concepts? How is regionalisation affected by rising nationalism? In today’s blog post, Laura Rumbley, Chair of the… Read more »

26 Jan 2017

Erasmus+ student mobility applications: paperwork aplenty

With the upcoming Erasmus+ Key Action 1 deadline on 2 February, many of us are grappling with the application process. In this blog post, two Erasmus coordinators – at Metropolia UAS, Finland and NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands – reflect on the implications of the last three years of the programme.  … Read more »

16 Jan 2017

International students and alcohol: should we be worried?

While there are known benefits of studying abroad for young people, concerns have been raised over the health of travelling students. In particular, regarding alcohol consumption during the mobility period. Findings from a research project that collected data on a large international sample of Erasmus students can inform health promotion services and programmes for students… Read more »

10 Jan 2017

Student mobility: Are you prepared for managing a crisis?

What would you say to a student who walks into the international office asking for a recommendation of a student exchange destination that is guaranteed to be safe? How does one balance ‘opening doors to the world’ for the students and managing the risks that are related to mobility? Is your institution prepared to act… 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 »