EAIE Award for Excellence in Internationalisation

We empower our community to continuously improve on and challenge the status quo in the field of internationalisation. This award celebrates higher education institutions that have demonstrated excellence in the field. We want to acknowledge successfully developed and implemented internationalisation strategies and activities that include, reflect or promote three or more of the EAIE values: collaborative, inspiring, inclusive, excellence. 

Eligibility checklist

  • The institution is located in one of the member countries of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). 
  • The institution has designed, developed and implemented an international strategy and activities (such as projects, initiatives programmes or procedures) promoting responsible international higher education and demonstrating excellence in internationalisation.  
  • The institution’s internationalisation strategy and activities include, reflects or promotes at least three of the EAIE values: collaborative, inspiring, inclusive, excellence.
  • The institution’s activities have specific and significant outcomes, which are made available and shared with other institutions.  
  • The nominator is a member of the EAIE and employed by the nominated institution.

Spotlight on your institution

The winning institution will have the opportunity to share its success story during a session at the EAIE Conference this year. The winner’s story will be featured on all EAIE online channels and in printed materials. Attention will also be given to the winner during the Opening Plenary at the EAIE Conference in Barcelona.

History of the award

This award combines the previous EAIE Institutional Award for Innovation and Internationalisation and the Bo Gregersen Award for Best Practice. Bo Gregersen was an exceptional driving force behind the development of best practices in the field of international higher education.


Bo Gregersen was a collaborative and inclusive leader who personified standards of good practice in the field of international education. He received the EAIE Best Practice Award in 2005 for the instrumental role he played in helping the Aarhus School of Business in Denmark transition into an international institution. Bo passed away in 2008, and the award was renamed the Bo Gregersen Award for Best Practice to reflect not only his contribution to international education, but also his exceptional integrity as a person and colleague.