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IMPI – Indicators Mapping and Profiling Internationalisation


October 2009 - September 2012


CHE Consult, NUFFIC, CampusFrance, SIU, Perspektywy Education Foundation


In 1999, ACA embarked, together with other higher education experts, on an exercise to create the Internationalisation Quality Review (IQR) – a tool to help higher education institutions assess their progress (or lack of it) in internationalisation. Since 1999 the European and international higher education landscapes have changed tremendously. Yet, in the context of the Bologna and Lisbon objectives, all calling for increased competitiveness and globalisation in higher education, no other Europe-wide initiative to measure internationalisation has been taken. But old passions die hard, and ACA always wanted to continue on this path. This became possible in 2009 with the launch of the IMPI project.

IMPI is a multi-partner project that strives to create a toolkit of indicators to help higher education institutions profile and self-assess their degree of internationalisation. It is led by the German CHE Consult (Centre for Higher Education Development) GmbH.

ACA will have a leading role in the second part of the project, when it will design the external testing and benchmarking phase, organise a workshop as well as the final dissemination event – a symposium. It will nevertheless be actively involved in all the other project stages, and most of all in the development of the indicators toolkit. At ACA, Director Bernd Wächter and Deputy Director Irina Ferencz are responsible for this project.