Long-distance relationships: challenges faced by internationalisation staff

Improving partnerships with overseas universities is seen as the biggest challenge facing internationalisation staff in European universities, according to research

June 11, 2015
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A survey conducted by the European Association for International Education asked more than 1,770 internationalisation employees at European universities what were the main challenges in their daily work.

Gaining better international strategic partnerships came out top, with 40 per cent of respondents citing this as a challenge. Thirty-seven per cent said that boosting the number of their own students who study abroad was tricky, and 35 per cent cited implementing their university’s internationalisation strategy. Meanwhile, 29 per cent found recruiting more international students was difficult, according to the report, The EAIE Barometer: Internationalisation in Europe.

Other common challenges included dealing with the procedures and regulations of student mobility and making use of funding programmes.

Other findings from the report were featured in a previous Times Higher Education article.

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