Session VIRT10

Internationalisation in isolation: New currents for the future

The COVID-19 pandemic and the climate crisis have shown us that internationalisation strategies predicated on physical mobility are unviable. This session therefore provides lessons in internationalisation from universities in geographically or politically isolated contexts. Being away from mobility flows, these universities must swim against the current of mainstream internationalisation. Their experience can thus provide important insights for the future of internationalisation.

This session will be available to watch on-demand and will be broadcast during the virtual programme on Thursday, 28 September at 15:00 CEST. 


  • Research on internationalisation
  • Leadership, strategy and policy
    • Strategic planning


  • Ariane de Gayardon, 
    Center for Higher Education Policy Studies, University of Twente, Netherlands


  • Paulina Latorre, 
    Universidad de la Frontera & Centre for Higher Education Internationalisation, Universita Sacro Cuore Mil├ín, Chile
  • Lize-Mari Mitchell, 
    Tilburg University & University of Humanistic Studies, Netherlands
  • Daniela Craciun, 
    Center for Higher Education Policy Studies (CHEPS), Netherlands