EAIE Conference Conversation Starter 2019

  • Conference
  • Publication date
    August 2019
  • Topics
    • Leadership & strategy

Encompassing all voices

​​​​​​An old saying tells us that silence is golden. At the 31st Annual EAIE Conference and Exhibition in Helsinki, however, silence is the last thing we’re looking for as we come together to actively consider what ‘encompassing all voices’ can, should and does mean in our field today. The Conference Conversation Starter provides a unique starting point for this discussion. Seven carefully curated essays offer a range of perspectives on how the notions of identity, diversity and inclusion can inform and inspire the work that we do. We hope that you will read, reflect, critique, enjoy and add your distinctive voice to this vital conversation for our time. EAIE Helsinki 2019 conference participants can access the Conference Conversation Starter e-book via the EAIE Events App and will get a printed copy in their conference bag. EAIE members can download the e-book at any time.

Table of Contents

v Foreword – Leonard Engel
01 Introduction – Laura E. Rumbley

European perspectives on diversity and inclusion
05 Diversity and inclusion: a strategic issue for European universities – Anna-Lena Claeys-Kulik
11 Diversity and European higher education students: national perspectives in a global age – Rachel Brooks
15 Encompassing all voices: Finland’s new challenges and opportunities – Anita Lehikoinen

The student voice in internationalisation
19 Students as co-creators of internationalisation strategies – João Pinto & Rasmus Benke-Åberg
25 A holistic approach to understanding international student experiences – Krishna Bista

Leveraging diversity in our midst
29 Equal rights and equal opportunities: inclusive internationalisation of higher education and the future of the Rainbow community – EAIE Rainbow Task Force
33 Our greatest challenge – Aminata Cairo
38 About the authors

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