Forum magazine and Blog

The EAIE author community is ever expanding. We welcome submissions from members and non-members alike, and from internationalisation professionals in all capacities. You can find specific information on how to contribute to our two main platforms below.

Forum

Forum is the EAIE member magazine, published three times a year in spring, summer and winter. The magazine is themed, approaching just one single issue from multiple angles and a range of geographies each time. As soon as a theme and deadline are known, we open a general call for articles. Upcoming theme descriptions can be found on this page. Submissions can be sent to EAIE Publications. EAIE members receive the magazine in print at home, but can also access it online.

Spring Forum

Our gendered world: gender and internationalisation

Please submit your article to EAIE Publications by 19 January 2018.

Gender plays a major role in the organisation of society and the ways that individuals frame their own identities. While gender meanings vary from culture to culture, they continue to play a part in everything from the clothes we wear to how we communicate to our social roles. Gender also clearly informs patterns of educational and professional life. The current issue of Forum aims to showcase various perspectives on what gender means in the context of internationalisation. Topics that could be addressed include:

  • How do issues of gender play out in international mobility programmes, international research collaborations, and/or international partnership activities?
  • In what ways is internationalisation in higher education experienced differently by men and women? Are internationalisation’s ‘costs and benefits’ different depending on gender?
  • How do internationalisation programmes and initiatives meet the needs of transgender or non-gender conforming students, faculty or staff?
  • What do current leadership trends in internationalisation of higher education tell us about gender dynamics? Is there gender equity among those responsible for guiding internationalisation efforts at our institutions and in our programmes?
  • Goal 5 of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals is to “achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls”. In what ways does internationalisation enable or hinder achieving this goal?
  • In what ways is Internationalisation at Home (IaH) affected by the fact that we live in ‘a gendered world’? Are there examples of IaH good practice that promote gender equity in creative and compelling ways?
  • How do issues of gender affect the development and delivery of curricula in internationalised classrooms, programmes and institutions?

Summer Forum (click to read more)

Finding the international in national policies and politics

Please submit your article to EAIE Publications by 16 March 2018.

National-level policies and programmes are often vitally important to shaping institutions’ internationalisation efforts. In turn, national policies are typically guided by what is happening with national politics. The internationalisation of higher education is therefore inevitably affected by policymaking trends and political developments, particularly in such key areas as immigration regulations, promotion (or funding) of inbound and/or outbound student mobility programmes, and supportive legal frameworks for multi-lateral agreements.

This issue of Forum aims to explore some of the ways that national-level policies and politics affect internationalisation in practice, and how the field of international higher education engages with political and policymaking processes to advance internationalisation objectives and agendas.

Key topics could include:

  • Case study examples of recent national elections and their impact on international higher education
  • Case study examples of national policies, programmes or initiatives in support of internationalisation – what about these policies/programmes/initiatives has been positive and what could be strengthened?
  • Best practices for contributing constructively to national conversations about internationalisation versus nationalism in the media and other public venues
  • Best practices for communicating relevant data on the value of internationalisation to policymakers and politicians
  • Which kinds of actors can make a positive difference when it comes to influencing national-level policies or political tendencies regarding internationalisation? Flagship institutions? Consortia of universities? Rectors’ councils or conferences? Student groups? Faculty unions?
  • Case study examples of making the most out of a difficult national policy or political environment – when the national government is not supportive of internationalisation, in what ways can internationalisation efforts still move forward?

 

Blog

The EAIE blog is an accessible, quick way to get your ideas out into the world. Share your expertise and best practices, and discuss opinions and current events. Blog posts are promoted on all of our social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn), reaching thousands of international educators.