Edition 210 - October 2018

EAIE Barometer 2018 – taking stock of HE internationalisation in the EHEA

The 2nd edition of the Barometer of the European Association for International Education (EAIE) – Internationalisation in Europe – has been released in mid-September. The publication is based on survey responses by 2317 ‘practitioners’ working on internationalisation at 1292 higher education institutions. The respondents come from 45 of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) higher education systems (missing are the Holy See, Moldova and Serbia).

The report is divided into five sections, covering: 

  • Internationalisation goals and priorities,
  • The internal environment: strategy, management and quality assurance,
  • Impact of the external environment: EU and national level,
  • Challenges of internationalisation, and
  • Looking back and planning ahead.

In addition to presenting the aggregate, EHEA-level results, the publication compares findings by country and geographic region, type of higher education institution (typically research universities vs. universities of applied sciences) and individual staff positions (roles), providing also comparisons over time. 

Two additional, more in-depth, reports based on the same data set are planned for 2019:

  • The EAIE Barometer: Factors of success, which is to identify the commonalities among higher education institutions that are successfully pursuing internationalisation.
  • The EAIE Barometer: The role of funding in internationalisation, which will look at ways in which funding is both an obstacle to and an enabler of institutional internationalisation in the EHEA.

The 2018 Barometer can be downloaded from the EAIE website.

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