Workshop 01

An advanced approach to effective implementation and sustainability of Joint Programmes (sold out)

For the past two decades, Joint Programmes (JP) have been one of the main ways for higher education institutions (HEI) to build strategic partnerships, facilitate global competences among graduates, increase an HEI’s attractiveness, and enhance cooperation between partner HEIs with complementary research strengths. This workshop will analyse how a consortium can efficiently and effectively implement JPs while ensuring their sustainability and impact. We will investigate how to add extra value to JPs at an institutional, programme, staff and student level. We will also look at them from an employers’ point of view. The expert presenters will draw on good practice, concrete tools and relevant sources of funding.

Learning outcomes

• Acquire a deeper understanding of the pros and cons of joint programmes, and find out about the rationale and reasons for them
• Hear about the tools that exist to support the development of joint programmes and the different aspects that are involved
• Learn about the available information sources you can draw on to support the different stages of a joint programme


  • Partnership & networks
  • Mobility


  • Mirko Varano, 
    KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden


  • Rui Mendes, 
    Instituto Superior Tecnico, Portugal
  • Andries Verspeeten, 
    Ghent University, Belgium
  • Tim Deprez, 
    Ghent University, Belgium