Robert Buttery

University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland, Switzerland
  • Areas of expertise
    • Leadership & strategy
    • Mobility
    • Learning, teaching & curriculum
  • Social link
Robert Buttery

Advancing meaningful mobility and knowledge transfer in higher education.

Robert is Head of International Relations at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz – FHNW). He has served on the EAIE General Council, and he was previously Chair of the EAIE Expert Community Business Education. His academic background includes graduate work in Spanish area studies and applied linguistics, postgraduate work in European law politics and economics and a postgraduate certificate in education, as well as various professional business and management diplomas. Robert’s work portfolio includes international issue monitoring for key operational and strategic decisions in internationalisation and their implementation. Robert lectures in management and international studies at FHNW and attends all major higher education international conferences and events, giving presentations and workshops on student and faculty mobility, the use of social media and the study of destination marketing. In 2008, Robert successfully launched an intensive and ground-breaking programme for faculty from business schools and was awarded the BCCIE Award for Outstanding Programme in 2013 and the CBIE Panorama Award for Outstanding International Education Program (Capacity Building) in 2014. Robert is an expert on programme innovation, curriculum internationalisation and mobility and was elected as an EAIE General Council member for the 2022–2024 term.