This session presents the key findings from a report to the European parliament on the state of internationalisation of higher education in Europe. We ask: what are the key developments impacting on internationalisation in Europe? What can be done to attract more international students to study in Europe? Speakers also address the cultural and linguistic challenges by comparing internationalisation of Higher Education in the UK and France.
The session opens by presenting the views of 100 experts on current developments in the national policies and strategies of European countries. Setting these in context, we also seek to define new approaches, trends, or models of internationalisation throughout the world.
Central to the analysis is student mobility. Large numbers of mobile students and scholars consider Europe as an option amongst other potential destinations. Branding and marketing Europe as a large and intensely interconnected region of first-choice institutions and programmes is therefore more important than ever. We invite delegates to share their views on the key messages that would promote Europe to international students in other world regions.
The session also includes a comparison of internationalisation in the Anglophone and Francophone worlds. How do the different jurisdictions organise their strategic international work, what are the drivers and constraints? A number of options are proposed for greater knowledge sharing and cooperation between the Anglophone and Francophone worlds.