Programme

 

The impact of internationalisation – putting together the puzzle

11 June 2018, Brussels

08:30  Registrations and coffee

09:00  Welcome and introduction

09:15  Opening panel – Setting the scene: impact, internationalisation, assessment

          Moderator: Irina Ferencz (Deputy Director, Academic Cooperation Association - ACA, Belgium)

·  Eva Egron-Polak (Senior Fellow, Former Secretary General, Interantional Association of Universities - IAU, France)

·  Prof Robert Coelen (Professor; Director of the Centre for Internationalisation of Education (CIE), NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences and the University of Groningen Campus Fryslân, The Netherlands)

·  Dr Lucia Brajkovic (Senior research specialist, American Council on Education - ACE, USA)

·  Marina Casals Sala (Director of International Relations, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain)

10:45  Coffee break

11:15  Parallel sessions (round 1) – Exploring impact of internationalisation activities          

         Session 1 – Personal and professional impact of student and staff mobility  

        Moderator: Irma Garam (Research Manager, Finnish National Agency for Education – EDUFI, Finland)

            Speakers:

·  Mavi Calabrese (Academic & Government Relations Director, ETS Global, The Netherlands) Drivers of student mobility

·  Prof Uwe Brandenburg (Managing Director of the Global Impact Institute (Prague, Czech Republic) and Associate Professor at Universitat Rovira i Virgili (Tarragona, Spain) Impact on the mobile students and staff (personal and professional) 

Session 2 – Impact of strategic partnerships and joint programmes

Moderator: Dr Christian Müller (Director Strategy, German Academic Exchange Service – DAAD, Germany) 

              Speakers:

·  Agnete Wiborg (Senior Adviser, Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education - SIU, Norway) Impact of strategic partnerships (on students, staff, institutions and the HE system)

·  Andries Verspeeten (Policy Adviser, Ghent University, Belgium) Impact of joint programmes (on students, staff, institutions and the HE system)

Session 3 – Impact of (national)-level scholarship programmes (at individual level, on home and host country)

Moderator: Katrin Kiisler (Head of Higher Education Unit, Archimedes Foundation, Estonia)

              Speakers:

·  Dylan Gipson (International Scholarships Specialist, Institute of International Education – IIE, Hungary) – Impact of the Ford scholarships

·  Veronika Major-Kathi (Senior Programme Coordinator, Tempus Public Foundation – TPF, Hungary) Stipendium Hungaricum sholarships

·  Mikael Börjesson, (Professor, Uppsala University, Sweden) – Academic mobility and international migration – A study of the Swedish Institute scholarships

12:30 Lunch break

13:30 Parallel sessions (round 2)

            Session 4 – Institutional and system-level impact of student and staff mobility    

    Moderator: Dag Stenvoll (Senior Adviser, Norwegian Centre for International  Cooperation in Education – SIU, Norway) 

            Speakers:

·  Marina Casals Sala (Director of International Relations, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain)  Impact of student and staff mobility on the higher education institutions

·  Daan Huberts (Researcher, Policy adviser, Nuffic, The Netherlands) and Dr Christian Müller (Director Strategy, German Academic Exchange Service – DAAD Germany)   Economic and cultural impact of international students on the host and home country 

Session 5 – Impact of internationalisation at home and internationalisation of the curriculum

Moderator: Prof Gabriele Abermann (Prof. emer. Dr. National expert for the EHR, Salzburg, Austria) 

              Speakers:

·  Franka van den Hende (Academic expert and researcher in internationalisation of higher education, University of Groningen, The Netherlands) Impact of curriculum internationalisation; a resource-based change perspective

·  Esko Koponen (Specialist, University of Helsinki, Finland) – Impact of English-medium instruction

Session 6 – Towards assessing internationalisation of the higher education system

Moderator: Anders Ahlstrand (Analyst, Swedish Council of Higher Education – UHR,  Sweden) 

              Speakers:

·  Irma Garam (Research Manager, Finnish National Agency for Education – EDUFI, Finland) – National-level indicators for internationalisation in Finland

·  Petra Bevek (Head of Sector, Centre of the Republic of Slovenia for Mobility and European Educational and Training Programs – CMEPIUS, Slovenia) – Assessment of internationalisation via the Erasmus+ Charters for Higher Education (ECHE) in Slovenia

·  Dr Mark Frederiks (Coordinator International Policy, NVAO/ECA, The Netherlands) – CeQuInt and potential for national-level assessment 

14:45 Coffee break

15:15 Panel discussion – Putting the pieces together: what do we safely know and where are the gaps?

Moderator: Prof Uwe Brandenburg (Managing Director of the Global Impact Institute (Prague, Czech Republic) and Associate Professor at Universitat Rovira i Virgili (Tarragona, Spain)

·  Dr Lucia Brajkovic (Senior Research Specialist, American Council on Education - ACE, USA)

·  Prof Robert Coelen, (Professor, Director of the Centre for Internationalisation of Education (CIE), NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences and the University of Groningen Campus Fryslân, The Netherlands)

·  Esko Koponen (Specialist, University of Helsinki, Finland)

·  Ross Hudson (Senior Knowledge Officer, European Association for International Education (EAIE), The Netherlands)

16:15 Eva Egron-Polak (Senior Fellow, Former Secretary General, Interantional Association of Universities - IAU, France) – Impact and comprehensive internationalisation – where are we heading?

16:45 Wrap-up and goodbye