Internationalization

 „Ever-growing globalization calls for a stronger international orientation of higher education institutions in a global education market. This implies an increased exchange of students, teachers and researchers. International exchange is more than ever the precondition for modern higher education institutions for cutting-edge research and innovation. (German Federal Ministry for Education and Research).

We support the positioning of educational institutions in a global environment through the development of internationally attractive study offers and an international profile for the institution. In view of this we offer tailored counseling towards two strategic outcomes: internationalization of the home institution (increase of mobility of students and teaching/research staff, and of activities with international participation) and the development/extension of educational services offered abroad by the home institution (transnational education), resulting in an improved system of exchange of expertise and international cooperation.

 

SIPUS - Strengthening of Internationalization Policies at Universities in Serbia

The Project addresses the process of internationalization of Serbian HE as the one that requires immediate national and institutional response and joint action. Enabling national HE bodies and HEIs to strategically manage internationalization in the provision of education, research, mobility and services are regarded to be the Project’s overall objective and the main underpinning of Serbia’s accountable and complementary role in European Higher Education Area and European Research Area.
The Project's key target groups are Serbian academics, researchers, students and administrators who are participating or wish to participate in international collaboration. The qualitative leap in the process of internationalisation they will benefit from stems from the Project's main outcomes:

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PICASA: Promoting Internationalization of HEIs in Eastern Neighborhood Countries through Cultural and Structural Adaptations

The wider objective is to promote recognition of Eastern Neighboring Area HE systems- Armenian, Georgia, Belarus and Ukraine - through development and integration of internationalization dimensions into structural and cultural components of HEIs management.
The specific objectives target
•Integration of international dimension into the teaching, learning and research functions of HEIs through developing and implementing respective policies and procedures;
•Development of internationalization elements for operationalization of curricula, scholar and student exchange and technical cooperation of the HEIs;
•Identification and development of new skills, attitudes and knowledge in students, faculty and staff;  
•Promotion of ethos and culture that values and supports intercultural and international perspectives, initiatives and their quality assurance (MINT approach).
The principle outcomes and outputs include:
•Trained staff and revised functions of IROs that become building blocks of the ethos and culture supporting international perspectives
•HEI-wide policies and procedures for internalization
•Software for the database necessary for internationalization
•Academic programmes with internationalization dimensions
•Approaches to research internationalization: scholarly collaboration, study abroad, student and staff mobility
•New approaches to curricula internationalization
•Quality assurance of  internationalization (the MINT approach)
The choice of PCs will allow deeper understanding of the needs of developing systems and customization to specific country and HEIs priorities. The EU partners – CESIE, WUS, KHL, RU, USGIT – bring in their wealth of experience in internationalization.

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