Seminar 2015 – coming soon!

October 27, 2014

The Internationalisation Seminar/Webinar is back! The theme is Internationalisation and Change. More information to follow soon.

If you are interested in participating, or you have any thoughts regarding the theme you’d like to share, please leave a comment here or email me directly.

Hope to see you all soon!


Seminar 2013 – Registration Open

July 3, 2013

Dear all

Hope everyone has had a good year and your endeavours in the past year have been successful!

The Internationalisation Seminar 2013 is upgrading to Internationalisation Webinar 2013! The main theme this year is Internationalisation at Home: inclusion and diversity, or a policy issue.

If you are new to webinars, the choice is a way to provide more opportunities to participate from the comfort of your desks and without the hassle of having to be physically there. The presentations will be delivered online and you will have the opportunity to interact using voice, video, or text options.

The discussion aims to  contribute to the on-going debate on internationalisation at home (IaH). It will revolve around how IaH  is interpreted by participants from the point of view of their interests, beliefs, experience or roles. To facilitate the discussion, I would like to propose as a starting point the following:

“the two pillars on which the concept of IaH rested from the beginning: an understanding of internationalisation that went beyond mobility and a strong emphasis on the teaching and learning in a culturally diverse setting.”
(Wächter, 2003:5)*

The discussion will be open to a wide range of areas and issues including research in the area of internationalisation at home, institutional policy, support and advice, teaching all students or international students more specifically, pedagogical issues, foreign languages, English for Academic Purposes (EAP), intercultural communication, information and communication technology (ICT), curriculum design, and any other issue related to this topic.

The Webinar will take place on Monday 23rd September 2013 from 10:00am UK time.  This event is free but registration is required and is now open. More information about the programme will be published nearer the time.

If you are interested in participating, or would like to present or lead the discussion on any issue related to the seminar theme, please email me by end of Thursday, August 15th 2013.

If you have any questions, also please do not hesitate to contact me.

With all my best wishes and hope to ‘see’ as many of you as possible in the webinar!


*Wächter, B. (2003) An Introduction: Internationalisation at Home in Context. Journal of Studies in International Education, Vol. 7 No. 1, Spring 2003 5-11

International students negotiationg higher education – A new book

November 22, 2012

A new book entitled:
International Students Negotiating Higher Education: Critical Perspectives
Edited by Silvia Sovic and Margo Blythman
Published by Routledge
is now out and available to buy online (

In the current economic climate, more than ever, international students provide an important income to universities. They represent much-needed funds for many institutions, but they also come with their own diverse variety of characteristics and requirements.

This insightful book offers a critical stance on contemporary views of international students and challenges the way those involved address the important issues at hand. To do this, the authors focus specifically on giving voice to the student experience. In particular, the authors show how international student experience can be a ready asset from which to glean valuable information, particularly in relation to teaching and learning, academic support and the formal and informal curriculum. In this way, the issues affecting international students can be seen as part of the larger set of difficulties that face all students at university today.”

Many congratulations to the editors, Silvia Sovic and Margo Blythman, and to all contributing authors.


Seminar 2012 – Tuesday 10th July THANK YOU!

March 23, 2012

A huge THANK-YOU to everyone for making the 6th annual Seminar on the Internationalisation of Higher Education in 2012 held at the University of Nottingham a big success! The day was indeed full of great thought-provoking discussions, which we can all continue on this website, or the seminars links on Twitter or Facebook. A big thank-you especially to the International Office for sponsoring the event.

More details are on the Programme 2012 page. Presentation abstracts are also on the Summaries 2012 page.

For any queries, please email Joanna.

This seminar was kindly sponsored by the International Office, The University of Nottingham.

Season’s Greetings

December 20, 2011
All warm wishes go to visitors of this site, and the Seminar group. May 2012 bring you all success and passion.
With a view to next year’s seminar (date TBC), any suggestions for topics and expressions of interest to participate are welcome. Please email Joanna with any thoughts.
A very happy holiday to all!

Seminar 2011 – 11 July

March 21, 2011

Thank you to all who made the internationalisation seminar 2011 on the 11th of July at Nottingham University, UK a big success.

More information regarding presentations is on the Summaries 2011 page, and presentation slides are now available in the shared file ‘box’ below.

Please email Joanna for any questions about the events.


Greetings to all!

June 23, 2008

Welcome to our Internationalisation of HEIs site where we can discuss issues related to the internationalisation of higher education, and where you can find information about seminars, new publications, events and so on.

The Group News page features new publications and announcements of events by members and friends of the group, and the Seminar pages include abstracts and information about previous seminars.

You can also find below a ‘Shared Files’ box which includes downloadable files from previous seminars. Please contact me if you have any problems downloading any of the files.

Please feel free to leave any comments or contact me for any questions or any announcements you wish to share.

Hope you enjoy the site and I look forward to the discussion!



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