Thierry Villard

Institut Universitaire de technologie Bordeaux , France
Thierry Villard

Despite the many difficulties due to the pandemic, the last two years as an elected member of the Language and Culture Expert Community have enriched me in many ways.  

I was able to connect and exchange ideas with colleagues who do not work in the same environments, I was able to open up to new ideas and I met new people. I also managed to be an active member of the Expert Community through a presentation at the Gothenburg online conference and through participating in a workshop on virtual exchanges. These activities have helped me maintain personal links that are very important to me. 

We are at a turning point because the pandemic has revealed the limits of our system. We need to put the internationalisation of programmes back at the heart of our concerns in order to prepare students to integrate into a constantly changing labour market. 

I am standing again as an elected member of the Language and Culture Expert Community steering group because I want to be part of this change and make a difference. All voices must be heard and I am proud to represent the world of technological education. 

The candidate received 136 votes.