Posts Tagged: EAIE Prague 2014

29 Sep 2014

The story of EAIE Prague 2014 in tweets

The 26th Annual EAIE Conference in Prague generated extensive social buzz. We went through the thousands of tweets and put some of them together to give you the storyline of the discussions as they happened. If you weren’t there you will gain an insight into the conference topics and if you were in Prague, this… Read more »

20 Sep 2014

Let go of the vine! An interview with EAIE Conference speaker Sebastian Terry

Sebastian Terry, the brains (and brawn) behind the ‘100 Things’ campaign, a global movement of people chasing their dreams and helping others to do the same, flew from his native Australia into Prague to deliver a rousing keynote speech (barefoot!) at the Closing Plenary of the 2014 EAIE Conference. If you missed it, here’s an… Read more »

19 Sep 2014

No to independence, yes to a wealth of nations

It is official: Scotland will remain part of the United Kingdom. There will be no independent Scotland for the foreseeable future. Yesterday’s referendum saw 55% of the voters choose ‘No’. A blow for Scottish Independence; a triumph for the ‘United’ Kingdom; an opportunity for the Scottish Parliament to capitalise on the power promises made by… Read more »

18 Sep 2014

The EAIE Barometer: initial findings unveiled

The EAIE, together with research and consultancy company Ecorys, has conducted a comprehensive European- wide study covering trends in international education and knowledge and skill needs among internationalisation staff. The EAIE Barometer is unique in viewing internationalisation from the practitioner perspective across Europe. The initial findings of the EAIE Barometer have just been revealed at… Read more »

18 Sep 2014

Does the internationalisation of higher education pay a peace dividend?

Those of us who believe deeply in the power of international education are often challenged to bring our passion for the internationalisation of higher education from the margins of institutional activity to its central priorities. In doing so, we are often dismayed that others do not share our conviction that the global engagement of higher… Read more »

17 Sep 2014

“What a human brain can imagine, can be achieved”

It’s Wednesday, it’s EAIE Conference week, and that means one thing: a buzzing conference centre filled with thousands of international educators all fresh-faced and eager to start their conference adventure. Exhibition stands are up, the coffee and tea (and for some, the wine) are flowing, and all around the vast conference venue old friends greet… Read more »

17 Sep 2014

New ways of learning: digital hype or cultural shift?

Digital learning in general and, more specifically, massive open online courses (MOOCs) are creating new opportunities and challenges for higher education institutions. The central question is how do we respond: ignore it as a passing fad or embrace it as a reality? An upcoming dialogue taking place at the EAIE Conference will provide an arena… Read more »

16 Sep 2014

The future of higher education in small countries

Smaller countries have a special place in the international higher education system, with a great capacity to defy the expectations of most experts and many dominant theories of international higher education. Despite being small, the countries with populations of less than 10 million make up a remarkable part of Europe and they contribute much to… Read more »