A hands-on guide to organizing non-academic staff training weeks

  • Internationalisation of Higher Education Handbook
  • Publication date
    July 2015
  • Topics
    • European-funded programmes
    • Leadership & strategy

Internationalisation of Higher Education Handbook, issue 3, 2015

When mobility of non-academic university staff became possible within Erasmus, the University of Helsinki chose to exclude staff with international job descriptions from their exchanges. Aside from promoting networking, the now very popular International Staff Exchange Week has proven motivational for the hosting staff to brush up on their language skills and enhance Internationalisation at Home.

This article was published in Issue 3, 2015 of the Internationalisation of Higher Education, an EAIE Handbook. From 2011–2015, the EAIE was the Editor of Internationalisation of Higher Education Handbook, published by Raabe Academic Publishers (Berlin). The EAIE holds joint copyright of all 2015 articles with DUZ Verlags- und Medienhaus GmbH.

— Authors: Tiina Kosunen, Marianna Peltola and Paivi Tauriainen

Table of contents

1. Introduction 114
2. ISEW: concept and framework 115
3. How to build an outstanding programme 117
3.1 Well begun is half done 118
3.2 Alone or together? 118
3.3 A perfect programme for a staff exchange week 119
3.4 Not only hard work 120
3.5 Host department day 121
3.6 Discussions and group work 121
3.7 Highlights 122
3.8 A programme that can be copied 123
4. Tools 125
4.1 Marketing 125
4.2 Application process 126
4.3 Tools for the visit 127
4.4 Tools for teamwork 130
5. Do's and don’ts 132
6. Conclusions 134

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