The call for papers for the conference sets focus on internationalisation in higher education systems, with the following questions being of interest:
- Are these ideals translatable in practice? What kind of learning outcomes help us measure students’ intercultural competence? To what extent are practitioners themselves interculturally competent?
- Is the ideal of ‘internationalisation at home’ still a “brilliant idea awaiting implementation” (Joseph Mestenhauser)?
- Is the dominance of English as the medium of instruction exerting a homogenising effect?
- Is the “brain drain” risk real?
- Are research funding mechanisms conducive to internationalising research and to researching internationalisation?
- Are we moving from the traditional concept of “cooperative internationalisation” towards “commercial internationalisation” as research now suggests?
- How can we move internationalisation out of international offices and engrain it in curriculum development and quality assurance processes?
Contributions are welcome on the micro and macro levels, and possible areas include themes related to teaching and learning, research, commercialisation, as well as the institutional environment for internationalisation.
Abstracts with maximum 300 words should be sent by 10th of august 2014. More information about the conference themes and submission guidelines can be downloaded here (pdf).