Poster session 322

The internationalisation of engineering education: challenging local mindsets and organisations

  • Thursday 13 Sept
  • Exhibition, Level 2, Poster session area

The merger of two educational institutions into a single organisation can be used to kick-off discussions about internationalisation. Using the case of the Engineering Department of NHL-Stenden University of Technology, three viewpoints are presented – ‘dealing with a local mindset’, ‘different cultures in one organisation’ and ‘localised cultures being merged’ – that help discuss an approach to internationalisation. Our lessons learnt in the merging process are presented in detail.


  • Leadership & strategy
  • Learning, teaching & curriculum


  • Jurjen Kranenborg, 
    Stichting NHL, Netherlands
  • Mariska van Cronenberg, 
    NHL Hogeschool, Netherlands