Internationalisation is increasingly a key element of strategic planning in higher education, and many universities are in the process of rethinking what role internationalisation can or should play in their future development. This course aims to:
- Create a purposive forum for the discussion of current and future international agendas.
- Enable participants to reflect on, and receive advice on their own strategic priorities and their implementation.
- Provide participants with feedback on appropriate approaches to deal with real life cases in their own universities.
- Develop sound conceptual underpinnings for the advancement of their universities in the international domain.
The programme will be focused, issue centred, action oriented, collaborative, comparative, challenging and supporting. It requires some prior preparation of documents, as well as individual and group work in the evenings during the programme. Individual consultations will also be available in the evenings.
The course is designed for a group of 15-20 vice rectors, deans and international directors who play a key role in strategic processes for internationalisation in their institutions, and who are willing to undertake the necessary preparations, i.e. read assigned course material, complete a SWOT-analysis, and prepare a case study (optional). Upon registration the participants will be requested to submit a brief description of their role in order for the course leaders to be able to assess if they fall within the target audience of the course.
Fiona Hunter, University Carlo Cattaneo-LIUC, International Office, Italy
Hans de Wit, School of Economics and Management, Hogeschool van Amsterdam, Netherlands
John Davies, International Centre for Higher Education Management, University of Bath, United Kingdom.