Session 08.16

Strategic plans and the everyday reality: theory versus practice

  • Thursday 26 Sept
  • Room 3E, Level 0, Messukeskus Expo and Convention Centre
  • Level: all
  • Related Expert Communities Strategy and Management

Through examples offered by three European universities, this session will share a rare behind the scenes look at the difficult relationship that can exist between an institution’s strategic plan and the decision-making processes of the university’s international office staff. This session will exemplify the classic dichotomy of ‘theory versus practice’ and the negative effect it can have on an institution’s internationalisation goals, and the professional well-being of individual officers.


  • Leadership & strategy


  • Marina Casals Sala, 
    Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain


  • Thomas Buerman, 
    Ghent University, Belgium
  • Matt Greig, 
    Uppsala University, Sweden


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