MOBILITY AND DIVERSITY : DEVELOPING GLOBAL CITIZENS
Think Big - 4 University Summer School consortium
4 Universities joined forces to offer their respective students a unique global learning opportunity in China, developing a truly global classroom, with supporting online platforms to enable the study entrepreneurship and cultural competence. This Summer School sought to develop true Global Citizens, in both its educators and students. In this session, representatives from 3 universities will explain the concept behind the idea, revealing how they worked together to develop this unique model, building on individual institutional competencies. They will discuss the challenges faced, and the compromises made to make a big idea work. And they will share the personal growth they experienced while working on this project. They will also discuss the key factors that are common to successful partnerships, the commitment and trust required by participants, how to gain institutional support, and hopefully deliver a blueprint you can take away and modify to address your mobility needs.
How 4 universities in the UK, Australia, the Netherlands and Singapore collaborated to develop content, an online learning platform, sought industry partners and selected specialist academics to teach in a Summer School in China. How we ensured our pricing model was low, to enable access to over 200 students from low socio-economic backgrounds. What are the required ingredients when developing a successful 4-way consortium partnership? Making the budget work and scaleable model, how 4 universities individually addressed these challenges within their home institutions
Ms Willeke Jeeninga, M.A.
International Student Affairs - Global Partnerships,
University of Amsterdam,
Willeke manages UvA's Global Partnerships in relation to student mobility and international student experiences. She is committed to implement UvA's international policy and strategy in close collaboration with internal stakeholders, and she is involved in Erasmus+ KA2 projects like NICE (Network for International Competences facilitating Entrepreneurship) and DIGIPASS (Virtual Support Environments for Mobility).
Mr Guido de Wilde, MSc
International Student Affairs - Global Student Experience & Engagement,
University of Amsterdam,
Guido manages a wide variety of UvA’s student mobility programmes in Global Student Experience and Engagement. He is specialized in intercultural communication, student leadership, user-generated content, building engaging student communities and developing competencies of exchange students. He is the creator of the UvA Exchange Ambassador Programme for which he is awarded with the Orange Carpet Award by EP Nuffic.