The Future of Internationalisation in a world of populism, isolationism, and increased tension

Brussels, 30 March 2017

Registrations are finally open for ACA’s second European Policy Seminar in 2017. The event will be devoted to the impact of Donald Trump, of the Brexit and of the rise of populism  and isolationism  more generally on internationalisation of higher education. Will the rise of populism and isolationism reduce the degree of international mobility and cooperation reached over the past decades? If not the volumes, will it change the forms and the face of internationalisation? Will the UK still be able to participate in the Erasmus+ and the Horizon 2020 programmes? Will the US continue to attract the best talent and the best researchers and scientists from around the globe? Which importance will the – apparently rather unintellectual – Trump Administration accord to higher education at all, let alone to internationalisation?

These are only some of many questions that the seminar "the future of internationalisation in a world of populism, isolationism, and increased tension" will address. The one-day event will be held in Brussels on 30 March 2017. Most of our well-known and internationally renowned speakers from the EU and the UK, from the US and from elsewhere in the world have already been confirmed