TRANSNATIONAL HIGHER EDUCATION AND 21st CENTURY EDUCATION
Stepping forward together : consortia framework to increase global mobility
New modules (curricula): learning outcomes with a description of knowledge, skills and competences are applied in the modules. The framework will address that need through the design of new curricula with specific focus on transversal skills. The modules will involve a combination of new content, new learning methods and new assessment forms. Flexible modular system: the curriculum developed will be implemented as international semesters at the participating institutions. Each international semester programme consists of a certain number of modules offered at the same time at the participating institutions, which creates flexibility for the students. Basically, the students can choose either to study a full semester at their home institution, or a full semester abroad as an exchange student or they can combine studies at their home institution and abroad. The timing of the modules being the same at the participating institutions, students can therefore choose to,e.g. study the first module at their home institution, the second module at partner institution number one and the third module at partner institution number two. The project will contribute to innovation in relation to the way the participating institutions implement student mobility due to the modular system, which creates great flexibility for students.
• Framework within an Alliance: the consortia partners have a mutual desire to increase global mobility through developing and implementing new curricula that focuses on strengthening students’ transversal skills in order to enhance students' employability. Furthermore, international faculty collaboration on curriculum development contributes to their personal development of professional competences and skills.
• The new curricula developments (internationalization at home) will be implemented as international semesters running simultaneously within consortia partners, European and non European, and expected to have a positive impact on the outgoing/incoming student mobility flows. Therefore, having a clear focus on international student exchange and strong procedures for mobility activities, all partners desire to offer a more flexible approach to student exchange combining short and long term mobility at once.
• Industry cooperation: to ensure that the modules developed (employbility skills) match the labour market’s needs involvement of industry is essential.
Dr Maurice CUYPERS
Head international relations and research
Fontys School of Business Studies
Fontys University of Applied Sciences
Maurice CUYPERS, more than 20 years working experience in international higher education. Currently working as Program Manager and head International Relations Fontys . Specialized in international project development, international curriculum development and sustainable collaboration. One of the founders of the BELCO Alliance..
Mrs ALEKSANDRA DEDIEU
Head of International Office
INSEEC U. / BBA INSEEC ECE
Aleksandra DEDIEU, more than 10 years of experience in international higher education. Former lecturer at high school and university, she takes a position of the Head of International Office at a business school and works on internalization at home through curriculum development and international cooperation within the BELCO Alliance.
Mr Jacob MENTZ
Head of International Department
UCL University College
Jacob MENTZ, 20 years of business working experience in strategy development and more then 10 years in intertional higher education. Currently working as Director of International Affairs at UCL Denmark. Specialized in international project development, international curriculum development and sustainable collebaoration. One of the founders of the BELCO Alliance.