1.30 - 2.30pm
Eveke De Louw & Laura Rumbley
ambitions to prepare their students for successful careers in today’s globalised
labour market, institutions worldwide invest a lot of effort in
providing opportunities for mobility and international activities abroad.
However, mobility only reaches a small percentage of students and
institutions are increasingly focusing on more inclusive and comprehensive
internationalisation strategies. In this keynote speech, Laura Rumbley and
Eveke de Louw will discuss the conceptualisation of comprehensive
internationalisation from American and European perspectives as well as from
their own working practices. A process model of implementing comprehensive
internationalisation across an institution of higher education will be
presented, and practical examples will be shared on how to engage
with and support multiple stakeholders across the institution so
that internationalisation is embedded broadly and deeply.
2.45 - 3.30pm
Good practices from the field
The internationalisation of student populations –
which, like our city, are characterised by super-diversity – presents our
higher education institutions with exciting challenges. How can we actively support staff – both
teachers and administrative staff – to positively channel this increasing
diversity? How can we connect international students more deeply with our
regular students? And how can the diversity of our student population
contribute to educational innovation? Remo Herzog (International Office KdG),
Laura Braspenning (St Lucas School of Arts Antwerp, KdG) and Kirsten
Roosendaal (Royal Conservatoire Antwerp, AP) testify about initiatives they
are setting up in this area and dream about how these experimental projects
can become part of the general policy of our higher education institutions.
sharing across Antwerp and beyond
keynote speakers Eveke De Louw & Laura Rumbley testify about the
experiences within their respective institutes in the field of comprehensive
internationalisation. This is the
starting point for an interactive discussion with participants in the
workshop. To what extent are participants already familiar with or do they
have practical experience in the field of comprehensive internationalisation?
What opportunities and challenges do they see for a deeper and broader
internationalisation of their own working practices? What support do they
need? These and other topics can be discussed in this campfire session, which
will be repeated with a different audience after the break.
3.45 - 4.30pm
(session in Dutch)
How to deal with foreign students and colleagues
More and more foreign students and colleagues are
finding their way to our campuses in the context of all kinds of exchange
programs. This should be an enrichment. In practice, however, there are many
prejudices and misconceptions with regard to so-called intercultural living
and working. Positive expectations from both sides become disappointments.
With many frustrations and increasing segregation as a result. Dealing with
(the ever increasing) diversity is not evident and requires a new vision of
diversity in our changing society. UCOS puts diversity-sensitive action
forward as a fascinating starting point and offers some practical tools to
facilitate living together.
Experience sharing across Antwerp and beyond