The second annual 'EAIE Barometer', looking at HE internationalisation across Europe, has revealed what researchers describe as a surprisingly homogenous approach to practices intended to boost institutional internationalisation.
The need to "mainstream" initiatives aimed at including refugees within higher education and learn from counterpart institutions across Europe was explored at a major policy dialogue convened by EAIE in Seville. Displaced students addressed delegates and spoke of their own experiences.
There has been a huge surge in the number of English-taught bachelor’s available in Europe, according to recent research, with the number of these degrees at HEIs in the continent up fifty-fold since 2009.
The number of initiatives to support refugee students is multiplying across Europe, but the vast majority of refugees still face insurmountable barriers to HE. More collaboration and action are now needed, UN and HE leaders urged at the EAIE conference.
The risk of losing out on collaborative research funding dominated concerns over the impact of Brexit as stakeholders committed to work more closely to lobby governments on both sides of the channel at the EAIE conference in Liverpool.
When striving to cultivate global citizens, HE stakeholders must rethink their responses to issues such as brain drain, the refugee crisis and the extent to which student mobility disproportionately benefits the elites of society, international education leaders urged.