Alicia Betts

The Association for Public Universities of Catalonia, Spain
Alicia Betts

My name is Alicia Betts and I am Head of Projects at the Association for Public Universities of Catalonia (ACUP) since 2009 and also Head of Projects at the Global University Network for Innovation (GUNi) since 2014. These two positions allow me to participate in a wide range of projects related to internationalisation of higher education, cooperation for development and sustainable development activities as well as responsible research and innovation initiatives at both local and global levels. I strongly believe in the indispensable link between internationalisation and sustainability, and in the need for a ‘responsible internationalisation’ perspective in higher education in this shifting world. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide an excellent framework to work for this. I believe that I can actively contribute to the EAIE Expert Community Cooperation for Development as a Steering group member with my diverse experience and bring in ideas from the other areas I work with. It would be an honour to be a part of the Expert Community Cooperation for Development by contributing to the ongoing discussions and work in this field.

I hold a master’s degree in higher education by the Universities of Oslo, Tampere and Aveiro.