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Internationalisation of Higher Education in the heart of Europe: from policy to practice

Tuesday, 17 May, 2016 - 09:00 to Friday, 20 May, 2016 - 21:00
Campus: Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering campus
Pleinlaan 5, 1050 Elsene
IRMO
seminar

The VUB's International Relations and Mobility Office (IRMO) is organizing a training week on internationalisation for administrative staff from EU and non-EU universities.

Internationalisation is key element in the VUB's mission and vision. With 21% international students of 127 different nationalities, the University has developed and structured a strong internationalisation strategy through its different departments, services and activities over the last decade.

Programme*

TUESDAY 17 MAY 2016

10:00 - 10:30: Registration and Welcome Coffee
10:30 - 11:00: Welcome Speech by Prof. Dr. Jan CORNELIS, Vice-Rector International Policy
11:00 - 11:30: Ice-Breaking Game
11:30 - 12:30: Ten years of the International Relations and Mobility Office: some lessons learned
12:30 - 14:00: Lunch
14:00 - 17:00: Round Tables: international projects (Erasmus+, Erasmus Mundus, Development Cooperation, etc.)
Welcome Reception & Dinner

WEDNESDAY 18 MAY 2016

09:00 - 09:30: Coffee
09:30 - 10:00: Internationalisation in Higher Education - The Students' point of view
10:00 - 11:00: Student Life Experience - On & Off Campus - Marketing and Communication
11:00 - 11:30: Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:30: Student life experience - On & Off Campus - Infopunt Service
12:30 - 14:00: Lunch
14:00 - 17:00: Brussels, a small world city & Visit of a cosmopolitan European capital

THURSDAY 19 MAY 2016

09:00 - 09:30: Coffee
09:30 - 10:00: The VUB Career Center - its role for students/jobseekers, employers and the University in the labour market
10:00 - 11:00: Entrepreneurship at the VUB - empowering students
11:00 - 11:30: Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:30: Internationalising Erasmus+ - success stories & obstacles in cooperation with Partner Countries (DG EAC - Flemish National Agency)
12:30 - 14:00: Lunch Break 
14:00 - 17:00: Visit of the European Parliament
Dinner

FRIDAY 20 MAY 2016

09:30 - 11:30: The VUB in University Networks - Network of Universities from the Capitals of Europe (UNICA), Brussels University Alliance (BUA), Universitaire Associatie Brussel (UAB)
11:30 - 12:30: Visit of the VUB campus
12:30 - 14:00: Closing Lunch
Afternoon: Chocolate Tour (optional)

Practical info

Participation fee: 150 Euro

The fee includes workshops, lunches, 2 dinners (Tuesday & Thursday) and a public transport card.

Accommodation is not included. Here, you can find a list of hotels with prices negotiated by the VUB. The International Relations and Mobility Office can provide assistance in finding accommodation.

 Application deadline: Friday 1 April 2016

Register now

Fill in the online form below and send a motivation letter (1 page maximum) to Guillaume.Ravier@vub.ac.be by replying to the following questions:

1) Is there already ongoing cooperation between your institution and the VUB?

2) What are the outcomes you expect from this training week for your professional career?

3) Are you willing to share a good practice on internationalisation from your institution? If so, on which topic would you like to contribute?

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