Session 05.1

A rising tide against internationalisation: Go with the flow or swim against the current?

  • Thursday 28 Sept
  • Dock 10A, Level 1, Rotterdam Ahoy
  • Level: All
  • Related Expert Communities Strategy and Management

After the pandemic and the ensuing surge in demand for both in-person and virtual collaboration in international education, we are now faced with the next challenge. A wave of across-the-board budget cuts and staff cutbacks is coming our way. Is the tide rising against the growth of internationalisation and its outreach within our institutions? This session will look at what we can do in practical terms to swim against strong currents and garner the support of key decision-makers.


  • Leadership, strategy and policy
    • Internal stakeholder engagement


  • Robert Andrew Buttery, 
    University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW), Switzerland


  • Monique Swennenhuis, 
    Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands
  • Alicia Betts, 
    Universitat de Girona, Spain