Heading south: EAIE 2017

Heading south: EAIE 2017

Every year, the EAIE Conference and Exhibition takes place in a different European city. After an exciting two-year tour of the United Kingdom, we find ourselves headed to warmer lands in the south of Europe in 2017. Next year’s host city, said to have been founded some 3000 years ago by the ancient Greek god Hercules, is home to colourful scenery and friendly people, a multitude of cultural references and an exciting international higher education space. What’s not to love?

Your thoughts may currently be occupied by the prospects of the upcoming EAIE Conference and Exhibition taking place this September in the innovative hub that is the city of Liverpool. Frankly, with so many interesting activities planned for our time in land of the Beatles, we can hardly blame you. Yet most of you will know that the EAIE has a knack for forward-thinking.

Another remarkable city

It is the capital city of the autonomous community of Andalucía and the fourth largest city in Spain. Home to well-loved and internationally recognised fictional characters like Don Juan, Carmen, and Figaro, our host city has lived in the world’s collective imaginaries for centuries. Its history is rich and, much like our field, largely multicultural. It is no coincidence that our conference theme is ‘A mosaic of cultures’.
A truly exquisite beauty of the south, our 2017 host city promises to be the ideal place to spend a late-summer week picking up essential skills from other practitioners, sharing knowledge with new contacts and networking with fellow internationalisation professionals. If you haven’t guessed it by now, this time our future efforts are concentrated in the beautiful city of Seville, Spain!

A stellar international higher education space

Our 2017 University Partners are Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Universidad de Sevilla, Universidad de Cádiz, Universidad de Huelva, Universidad de Córdoba, Universidad de Jaén, Universidad de Málaga, Universidad de Granada, Universidad de Almería and Universidad Internacional de Andalucía. Taken together, the Universidades de Andalucía form an exciting and international higher education space that features prominently in the study destination choices of international students. Offering degrees at undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels in five major areas of study, the region boasts all of the necessary ingredients for excellence in higher education.

Join us there

We welcome you to join us for a true celebration of our field’s great diversity of people and practices, of nations and theories, in a city that embodies every aspect of this exchange. Embrace this unique opportunity of doing all that you do at the yearly EAIE conference – such as engaging with 5000+ participants from more than 90 countries and meeting representatives of over 600 exhibiting organisations – in the architectural show-stopper that is Seville Conference and Exhibition Centre (FIBES).
Can’t contain your excitement for EAIE Seville 2017? Looking forward to being a piece of our very own mosaic of cultures? Then start brushing up on your Spanish skills and plan the conference of a lifetime in a city fit for una fiesta de la internacionalización de la educación superior­ – or, in plain English, a celebration of internationalisation of higher education!