By Hans-Georg van Liempd (EAIE President). As the year draws to a close, there is a tendency to look back at what happened over the past 12 months and reflect on the year’s achievements. What about the future? Can developments in the past be used to predict what will happen in the years to come? There is no crystal ball that provides effective insights into future developments. However, I’ve come up with five key areas which I believe will have a big impact on international higher education in 2014.
1)    Corporate social responsibility and internationalisation
For many private businesses and non-profit organisations, corporate social responsibility (CSR) is  becoming common practice. The customer expects that organisations take care of the environment and of the social impact of doing business. Just like internationalisation, corporate social responsibility can be described as a continuing process. It is a process with the aim to make companies embrace responsibility for all their actions and not only focus on profit making. More...