Session 07.1

Politics and policies of internationalisation: views from the minister’s office

While much of the work of internationalisation in higher education plays out directly at the level of individual institutions, national-level actors also clearly have a key role in shaping and sustaining a country’s international education landscape. So, what does internationalisation look like from where the minister sits? Join us for a moderated discussion with three individuals in key leadership roles across Europe to learn more about internationalisation from the minister’s perspective.


  • Relevant to all


  • Piet Van Hove, 
    University of Antwerp, Belgium
  • Hans de Wit, 
    Boston College, USA


  • Ligia Deca, 
    Ministry of Education, Romania
  • Pedro Nuno Teixeira, 
    Government of Portugal, Portugal