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Budapest, 20 June 2004

The International Campus


In partnership with the Tempus Public Foundation (TPF), the Institute of International Education (IIE), the Central European University (CEU) and the Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft

The ACA-organised conference ‘The International Campus’ successfully took place in Budapest from 20 until 22 June 2004.

The conference, organised in partnership with the Tempus Public Foundation (TPF), the Institute of International Education (IIE), the Central European University (CEU) and the Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft, attracted around 200 participants, amongst which were political decision-makers, academics and practitioners of internationalisation from all over Europe, and featured high-level speakers, experts of internationalisation, such as Eva Egron-Polak (Secretary General of IAU), Yehuda Elkana (President and Rector of CEU), Allan Goodman (President and CEO of IIE), and Hanneke Teekens (Director, Department for Academic Relations, Nuffic).

The aim of the conference was to reflect upon the ingredients for a truly international education, in other words, searching and analysing instruments that could allow for a wider participation of students with regards to mobility and reflecting upon the benefits, as well as challenges, of an international campus. Amongst the main issues explored during the conference were the role of international offices in the creation of international campuses, languages and international learning, the needs of students, and the demands of industry and the international labour market on the internationalisation of universities.

One interesting aspect of this conference was that the issue of internationalisation of education was explored by the perspectives of both policy makers and teaching staff, as well as students, thus allowing for a variety of new innovative ideas and different points of view to be exchanged.

At the end of the conference, ACA received a very positive feedback from the participants, with regards both to the content of the conference as well as the organisation and the social programme. ACA is very grateful to the Tempus Public Foundation, Institute of International Education, and the Central European University for their help in the organisation of the conference, and to the Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft for their financial contribution.


Sunday 20 June 2004


As a pre- conference activity: guided tour to discover Budapest.


Welcome Drink

Monday 21 June 2004




Short welcome addresses by organisers 


Keynote speech
The internationalisation of universities – a ‘global view’
Eva Egron-Polak
, Secretary General, International Association of Universities 


Plenary speech
The international university – a view from Central and Southeast Europe
Yehuda Elkana
, President and Rector, Central European University


Coffee break


Plenary speech
Setting the scene: the international campus and the “Internationalisation at home” concept
Hanneke TeekensDirector, Department for Academic Relations, Nuffic


Lunch break 


Five parallel workshops (1st session). Each workshops has 3-5 presentations. 


Workshop I: The internationalcCampus – case studies
Chair: Rositsa Bateson, Vice President for Student Services, Central European University 


Workshop II: Teaching and learning in the international classroom
Chair: Hanneke Teekens


Workshop III: How to do it? -The role of the international office in developing the international campus
Chairs: Gabriella KemenyDirector, Tempus Public Foundation and Chris Medalis, Director, Institute of International Education Europe


Workshop IV: International campus – the students’ perspective
Chair: Volker Meyer-GuckelHead of Programmes and Funding, Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft


Workshop V: International labour market needs and the international campus –the industries’ perspective
Chair: Attila HilbertHuman Resouces Director, Danone


Coffee break


Five parallel workshops continued (2nd session)


End of first conference day


Conference dinner

Tuesday, 22 June


Plenary speech
The international university – a view from the “Old EU”
Barbara WeitgruberDirector General, Austrian Ministry of Education, Science and Culture


Plenary speech
Internationalisation of universities in the United States
Allan Goodman
, CEO and President, Institute of International Education


Coffee break 


Closing panel
Chair and respondent: Sorin Antohi, Professor, Central European University 


Bernd Wächter, Director, Academic Cooperation Association


End of conference and lunch 


Departure of participants


Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Roosvelt tér 9
1051 Budapest


Tempus Public Foundation

Central European University

Institute of International Education (IIE)

Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft