Workshop 08

Effective development and management of joint programmes (sold out)

Despite their widespread recognition as effective instruments for strategic cooperation and internationalisation, lately the enthusiasm for joint programmes has followed the same downward trajectory as university budgets. While it is true that joint programmes can be expensive and time consuming to run, their benefits still far outweigh their costs – if they are done well. This workshop will help you navigate all the big questions surrounding starting a joint programme – when, why, how and with what funding – so that you can determine whether it is the right step for your institution. We’ll also examine the management and consolidation of joint programmes and provide you with the tools and information sources you need to be successful.

Learning outcomes

• Get the full picture on the pros and cons of joint programmes
• Understand the rational for joint programmes from multiple stakeholder perspectives
• Discuss the four phases of developing and maintaining a joint programme: rationale, development, management and consolidation
• Take away useful tools and information sources to help guide you through each of the four phases


  • Partnership & networks
  • Mobility


  • Mirko Varano, 
    KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden


  • Tim Deprez, 
    Ghent University, Belgium
  • Rui Mendes, 
    Instituto Superior Tecnico, Portugal
  • Silvia Preciso, 
    Universita' degli Studi di Padova, Italy