SGroup European Universities’ Network
General Assembly 2015
6-7 November 2015
Connecting the world by shaping a global mindset - the impact of internationalisation strategies
at SGroup’s universities
Higher Education worldwide is undergoing an unprecedented transformation propelled by intensive technological development and the growing international competition. Education and research have gone way beyond national borders making internationalisation a priority for all Higher Education Institutions. There is no coincidence that these developments have occurred simultaneously with accelerating globalization, which has dramatically altered social, economic and intellectual dynamics of modern society. In order to keep abreast with these imperatives, internationalisation has emerged as a key management function within most universities.
The driving forces behind the internationalisation may differ, according to a series of six influencers such as: social and cultural advantages, political factors, economic gains, academic factors largely related to quality issues, competitive forces and issues of institutional development, (Middlehurst and Woodfield, 2007)[i], however, the individual choices of the strategies and the management practices will be determined by local circumstances, traditions and organizational culture.
The SGroup’s General Assembly 2015 will investigate current trends from the global perspective and it will highlight tools and approaches to verify the validity of internationalisation strategies and to boost their efficiency. The issues of leadership and governance, benchmarking, and international partnerships will be explored in a series of keynote speeches, case studies, and workshops.
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