1.4.2. Café session: 'Are we confident about the outcomes of internationalisation?'

Date:  Wednesday 7 October
Time: 2:25PM - 3:40PM
Location: P2/3

Session Type: Cafe session

Facilitator: Ms Yuan Gao, PhD candidate, The University of Melbourne (Australia)
Mr Dennis Murray, Director, Murray Goold International (Australia)

Are we confident about the outcomes of internationalisation? (1153)

In recent years a shift has taken place from the internationalisation of specific core functions of an institution to the internationalisation of the institution as a whole, including its objectives.  An institution’s ‘internationality’ is said to be evidenced by the international character and nature of its education and research, funding base, quality assurance system, staff and student population. In this café session we will use the expertise of session participants to ask what we know about the outcomes of internationalisation and in particular how institutions can be confident they are achieving their internationalisation objectives. We will examine the various measures that institutions routinely use to demonstrate their successful internationalisation, consider the validity of these measures and explore a variety of emerging approaches to measuring the internationality of higher education institutions.  We will draw on emerging conceptual and action oriented research that includes an analysis of perceptions and measures of internationality within Australia, Europe, North America, Singapore and China.

Key interest area (KIA): INT
Sector(s): HE

Mr Dennis Murray, Director, Murray Goold International, Australia
Ms Yuan Gao, PhD candidate, The University of Melbourne, Australia
Dr Anna Ciccarelli, Member, Council on Australia Latin America Relations (COALAR), Australia
Mrs Melissa Banks, Director International, Swinburne University, Australia
Prof. John Hudzik, Professor, Michigan State University, United States