Forum magazine and blog

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Forum is the EAIE member magazine, published three times a year in spring, summer and winter. The magazine is themed, approaching a single topic from multiple angles and a range of geographies with each issue. 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. EAIE members receive the magazine in print at home, but can also access it online.

Read more about the issue themes below, and submit your article to EAIE Publications.

2022 Winter Forum – Universities and their communities

Universities and their communities

Deadline to submit: 01 August 2022 

What responsibilities do higher education institutions have, in relation to their internationalisation agendas and activities, to the various communities they are connected to? The EAIE Barometer survey in 2018 revealed that a mere 11% of respondents indicated serving society and engaging with local community as a key goal of internationalisation. Since that time, a strong interest has emerged in the notion of internationalisation in higher education for society (Brandenburg, de Wit, Jones & Leask, 2019), echoing longer-standing conversations around the concept of global citizenship as a key objective of internationalisation. In a time when mobility figures and international rankings have grown to dominate the higher education zeitgeist – and when pandemics, global climate degradation and war on European soil are raising fundamental questions about the fragility of the human condition – it could be argued that internationalisation is due for a reorientation toward the common good.

Are higher education institutions, through their various internationalisation efforts, addressing the needs of their communities, locally and more broadly? If yes, how are they attending to this important work? If not, what steps are needed to better align HEIs’ internationalisation agendas with the interests of the societies they serve? Possible article topics for this issue of Forum could include, but are not limited to: 

  • Are there particular programmes, institutions or networks that offer good examples of community engagement?  
  • What are – or should be – the relationships between internationalisation, volunteerism and service-learning? 
  • In what ways could community engagement activities be formally recognised in the curriculum and/or evaluation of student performance? 
  • How can (international) alumni networks foster continued community engagement post-graduation? 
  • How must business education evolve to produce a new generation of socially-aware and engaged business leaders? 
  • How can Erasmus+, European Universities and other European-level programmes and policies serve to incentivise more investment in universities’ social responsibility agendas? 
  • How has the trend of commercialisation of higher education affected the attention paid to the third mission, and how could this be countered? 
  • How can internationalisation support research agendas with strong social responsibility orientations? 
  • In what ways can Internationalisation at Home (IaH) efforts inform and enrich HEIs’ efforts to engage and support diverse local communities?  
  • What is global citizenship and how can HEIs foster it among students? 
  • How do HEIs’ approaches to community engagement play out across world regions – for example between high-, middle- and low-income countries – or between distinct cultures?  
  • How does the internationalisation of entire education systems, including at the primary and secondary levels, figure into the overall effort towards internationalisation for society? 


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