Workshop 15

How to strengthen academic core values in international partnerships (sold out)

One of the most challenging aspects of internationalisation is ensuring that your institution and those you partner with have a mutual understanding of and respect for the core values of higher education: academic freedom, institutional autonomy, accountability, equitable access and social responsibility. In this workshop, you’ll identify common dilemmas in international cooperation and discuss strategies and tools for working with your international partners to resolve such issues in pro-values ways. We’ll use specialised training materials from the Erasmus+ Academic Refuge project and contribute through our discussions to the development of a handbook on putting values into practice.

Learning outcomes

• Become familiar with and comfortable discussing core academic values
• Practise analysing challenging situations in international partnerships and how they can conflict with core academic values
• Learn to promote core values at home and in partnerships
• Contribute to the development of handbook on putting core academic values into practice


  • Partnership & networks
  • Leadership & strategy


  • Marit Egner, 
    University of Oslo, Norway


  • Laura Rumbley, 
    EAIE, Netherlands
  • Olga Selin Hünler, 
    The University of Bremen, Germany