Tag Archives: internationalisation

Post-Covid, internationalisation must be more flexible

Post-Covid, internationalisation must be more flexible

Austria is currently leading the European nations in easing its lockdown measures, having largely contained Covid-19. Yet Austrian universities remain deeply affected by the pandemic, and very uncertain about how “normal” the conditions into which they are re-emerging will really be – particularly regarding internationalisation. At Graz University of Technology in Austria, about 40 per […] … learn more→

How can internationalisation be compatible with carbon neutrality?

How can internationalisation be compatible with carbon neutrality?

As pro-vice-chancellor global at a university that has just declared a climate emergency, I face the daunting challenge of taking forward our ambitious plans for further internationalisation without increasing our carbon footprint. I am not alone, of course. This is one of the biggest challenges currently facing every university around the world. So how do […] … learn more→

International is as international does

International is as international does

The term “international” has largely been diluted to the point where every institution is now international.If this is indeed true does that mean that the value and uniqueness of being international has been lost? Or is it merely a reflection of the evolution of higher education systems?After all, if the flow of information available to […] … learn more→

How internationalisation crushes national character

How internationalisation crushes national character

Last June, as I was leaving the polling station at which I had just voted in favour of the UK’s leaving the European Union, my eldest son was passing on his bicycle. He stopped to talk, but, on learning what I had done, he berated me, albeit jovially, mentioning in particular his difficulties in recruiting […] … learn more→

What role do global university networks have in the new political landscape?

What role do global university networks have in the new political landscape?

The results of the recent US presidential election and the Brexit vote have revealed a populist shift towards insular, national protectionism with an underlying fear and suspicion of difference. Universities have a duty to work together across the world to demonstrate the positive power of internationalisation, rather than isolationism and distrust. It is only by […] … learn more→

We need a new type of internationalisation in education

We need a new type of internationalisation in education

It is four years since the University of Liverpool joined the city’s other three universities in a successful bid to host the 2016 European Association for International Education (EAIE) conference, and it is a certainty that none of us foresaw that by the time it came to fruition, the UK would be negotiating to leave […] … learn more→

Canada: Partner of choice in international education

The Canadian university community AUCChas a long history of internationalisation through activities such as student mobility, research collaboration and international development cooperation. An international dimension to the student experience is becoming increasingly vital in order to provide graduates with the necessary skills for living and working in a global economy. Employers place a high value […] … learn more→