Stimulation and facilitation of the internationalization of higher education




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One of the IACUE's main goals is to meet the needs of international educators around the world. To this end the IACUE offers a wide range of opportunities for professional development.


Management of student services




Developing knowledge and skills

Theories of learning

Managing student services

Recruitment and admissions

Student support

Assessment and evaluation


Equity and access

International students

Alumni relations


Learning outcomes


Having successfully completed the module, participants will be able to:

P         demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the skills and techniques required for effective management of students in higher education

P         analyze issues and challenges relating to the management of students and provide ideas, advice and leadership

P         think analytically, reflectively and creatively about issues relating to the management of students, drawing upon a range of useful techniques and approaches

P         communicate ideas and arguments on issues relating to the management of students in higher education fluently and effectively

P         collect and evaluate information relevant to the management of students in higher education



Strategies for internationalization in higher education


Internationalization has become one of the most comprehensive strategies for the development of higher education. Currently, it covers not only the mobility and exchange of students, staff and researchers, but also ‘internationalization at home’ and the export of study programmes. The original objective of internationalization – intercultural exchange and cooperation – has successively been extended to also include global competitiveness. This module will provide interested professionals with an up-to-date analysis of the field.




Concepts of internationalization and globalization

Internationalization as an institutional strategy

Relation between institutional internationalization and new public management at universities

Academic mobility

Curricular internationalization

Joint/multiple degrees

Academic recognition

Study export

The General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS)


Learning outcomes


Upon completion of the module the participants should:

P         have acquired a basic conceptual understanding of internationalization and globalization and their underlying norms, values and rationales

P         have developed a systematic and comprehensive insight into the different elements of internationalization strategies and their particular opportunities and risks

P         be aware of risks and opportunities with respect to intercultural aspects but also with respect to the efficiency and effectiveness of different elements of internationalization strategies


Resource management in higher education


The main objective of the module is to introduce participants to the key concepts, paradigms and trends that relate to the resourcing of higher education. Participants will also be made familiar with the recent discussions that have taken place in policy circles and popular press about funding and student support. The lecturers are experienced researchers and practitioners in the field of higher education finance. They will use a combination of lectures and practical exercises to stimulate the participants’ thinking and learning about the allocation of scare resources among competing uses.




The role of markets and the public-private divide in higher education

Models of teaching and research funding

Student finance, tuition fees, student choice and mobility

Financial management at institutional level

Resource allocation in higher education

University entrepreneurialism

The university’s third mission





Professionals working in higher education environments that have completed the module will be able to better understand how the national, international and institutional funding environment impacts on their work and that of their organization.


Learning outcomes


Upon completion of the module the participants should:

P         have a thorough understanding of various theoretical perspectives and key concepts regarding funding, resource allocation, marketisation and financial management in higher education at the national, international and institutional level

P         be able to critically reflect on strengths and weaknesses of various approaches to higher education funding and to place these approaches in a wider context

P         have a better understanding of the role that governments and market forces can play in meeting the policy goals of equity, efficiency and quality in higher education

P         be able to analyze practical problems regarding issues of resource management in higher education and to apply the knowledge gained to practice higher education institutions, both in a group and on individual basis

P         be able to participate in the academic and wider debates about the role of resources in higher education

P         be able to align financial issues with strategic objectives of governments, higher education institutions and academic units

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