Session 05.01

Spotlight on language policies and practices

How are language policies in European societies and higher education playing out in practice today? How do we reconcile calls for multilingualism alongside cultural and linguistic preservation and internationalisation? What role can language policies play in supporting talent attraction, especially in non-English-speaking countries? And what effects do they have on the experiences of students and staff? This session dives into these complex and current questions while providing examples from several different national contexts.


  • Leadership, strategy and policy
  • Teaching, learning and curriculum


  • Katja Nieminen, 
    University of Oulu, Finland


  • Bart Pierik, 
    Universities of The Netherlands, Netherlands
  • Juncal Gutierrez, 
    University of the Basque Country, Spain