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Radboud University Nijmegen Creating and Managing International partnerships
International cooperation Radboud University Nijmegen has international quality of its education and research as one of its main missions. Creating agreements with quality institutes of higher education and research around the world is central to fulfilling this mission.
Many ways…. Boudewijn Grievink; Who are our partners? Jos Brommer; Science Research University Network (SCIRUN) Caroline Davis; Creating and maintaining partnerships and collaborations in the UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand and Australia Lidwien Cluitmans; How to invest in existing partners?
Who are our partners? How to develop our portofolio of partners? Boudewijn Grievink, International Office
International partners Some issues: Need for more exchange places Imbalances in mobility Unclarity in types of partnerships Some thoughts Administer partners in one system for both faculties and central level Use the network of other faculties and reseachers Increase centrally administered exchange agreements outside Europe
Science Research University Network (SCIRUN ) A science faculty network under construction Jos Brommer, International Office Faculty of Science
Science Research University Network (SCIRUN ) A science faculty network under construction Starting Point To increase student and staff mobility How? Education follows research! So we made: Inventory of intensive & structural research contacts with European universities Covered by most of the 4 research institutes
Grosslist of 20 European Universities Of which 5 were selected, SCIRUN partners: Uppsala Glasgow KULeuven Zürich ETH Oxford Erasmus + Horizon 2020 Curriculum Mapping and Faculty Visits
Creating and maintaining partnerships and collaborations in the UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand and Australia Caroline Davis Faculty of Arts
Strategic partnership considerations objectives and variables Internationalization strategy/best practices to facilitate multilateral collaborations and manage institutional partnerships that benefit core institutional missions Branding Economic and external factors that will have influences Historical,social and cultural implications Trends
From blind date … Identify partners with of similar academic ranking, common interests, synergy What are main points of discussion? Engage with the right people Role of the academic? Developing partnerships with deans and departments heads as well as key members of the senior administrative staff Preparatory site visits
Ensure mutual benefits in Internationalization Contribution to institutional international objectives Collaborative activities: student and staff mobility Collaborative research Internationalization of the curriculum Curriculum/course development – joint degrees/dual degrees integration within the curriculum, summer schools, short summer schools Compelling intercultural programs
All roads lead to Nijmegen… UK: Leeds University, Leeds Metropolitan University, Kent, Exeter University, Sussex University, York University, Plymouth University,Hatfield University Canada: Western, Ryerson University, Brock University, Wilfred Laurier Australia: UNSW, University of Sydney, Macquarie University New Zealand: AUT, University of Canterbury
All roads lead to Nijmegen… Best practices to facilitate multilateral collaborations and manage institutional partnerships that benefit core institutional missions Partnership management at faculty and university levels Clear communication channels Managing and meeting expectations to create a shared mindset that builds a culture for effective cross cultural communication Conferences, visits, student engagement, staff exchange Maintaining and building on a comprehensive record of worldwide links
How to invest in excisting partnerships Visit Partner Universities / Internship Placements in Spain 2013 & 2014 Lidwien Cluitmans International Relations Officer Faculty of Arts
Visit Spanish Partner Universities By the international relations coordinator, faculty of Arts & the Departmental Coordinator / Teacher Business Communication Studies Roadtrip Andalucía, April 2013 (10 days) Universities: 1. Universidad de Málaga 2. Universidad de Granada 3. Universidad de Extremadura, Badajoz 4. Universidad de Sevilla 5. Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Sevilla 6. Universidad de Huelva Internship companies: 1. Ikganaarsevilla.nl, Sevilla 2. Language Centre Clic, Sevilla Roadtrip Alicante & Murcia, April 2014 (7 days) Universities: 1. Universidad de Alicante 2. Universidad Catolica San Antonio de Murcia 3. Universidad de Valencia
Goals & Actions WHY? 1. ‘All students should go abroad’ (many new Spanish partners) 2. Investing in quality instead of quantity Getting to know our new partners, investing in our new contacts (student mobility) Investing in our existing partnerships (student mobility) Raising awareness and understanding for cultural and educational differences between Dutch and Spanish universities (language proficiency, educational system) Exploring internship possibilities Meetings with: International Offices Faculties Departments Our Dutch students Spanish students Internship coordinators Preparation: Agenda / Feedback our students / PP presentation / Info Package / Gifts Resulted in: Close network / Two extensive papers
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