Tarragona, Spain (coordinator)
Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV) is the public university of Southern Catalonia (Spain). For the last 10 years, the URV has worked intensely in its Internationalisation at Home, developing training for academic and non- academic staff to raise institutional awareness on the importance of internationalisation. This culminated in the SUCTI project (Systemic University Change Towards Internationalisation) and its successor SUCTIA, Strategic Partnership projects funded by the Erasmus+ Programme. Since 2019 URV actively promotes COIL (Collaborative Online International Learning) amongst its academic staff, offering them training and support.
Federico II University of Naples (UNINA) is a comprehensive public university offering high-quality courses in all academic disciplines, at all levels, allowing its students to pursue both intellectual development and the acquisition of professional skills. UNINA is also committed to quality research, societal impact, and community engagement. The development of interdisciplinary and innovative teaching, learning and research are, therefore, among its priorities. The University Federico II is committed to its public mission and laic and pluralistic vocation, which supports the independence, openness, and inclusivity of teaching, learning and research. In ICI we bring our vocation to inclusivity and ….
The AUAS is a university of applied sciences that revolves around the city of Amsterdam. The urban environment serves as a laboratory and source of inspiration for our practice-based research – both in Amsterdam and further afield in our network of international partner cities. Our multidisciplinary approach sees us collaborate to find solutions to metropolitan and social issues. AUAS research is always linked to the education we offer at AUAS. Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) has been at the heart of our international at home activities at the AUAS. The AUAS brings more than 7 years’ experience and knowledge of COIL projects into the ICI project.
Metropolia University of Applied Sciences is the largest UAS in Finland, located in Helsinki metropolitan region. Metropolia has strong experience in engaging the whole university community in drafting institutional actions in a collaborative manner, including the students. Student unions have strong legal status and representation in decision-making in Finnish HEIs. Metropolia’s experience in facilitating student representation is an asset to the ICI.
Although active in promoting COIL and other IaH activities, Metropolia brings a fresh perspective to the ICI, because it has not been involved in the predecessor projects SUCTI or SUCTIA, enabling ICI to test how the model that is derived from previous projects can be adapted to a new setting.
Adam Mickiewicz University is the major academic institution in Poznań and one of the top Polish universities. What it brings to ICI project is its varied experience in internationalisation and international projects for internationalisation at home activities. Being a partner institution at SUCTI project (2016-2019) and afterwards the coordinator of SUCTIA project (2019-2022), it seemed very natural to follow up on internationalising all its stakeholders and shifting to students in the ICI project. Educating over 35 thousand students seems like the right thing to do in terms of institutional internationalisation goals.
Gregersen-Hermans Consultancy has been founded by Jeanine Gregersen-Hermans in 2019 and provides research, training and consultancy on the internationalisation of higher education. Students are at the heart of the projects that the consultancy delivers, and its mission is to support higher education institutions to transform into inclusive, international communities that offer access to a wide range of diverse students and staff, and that deliver graduates who function as qualified professionals in their field and citizens of the world. Current projects of the consultancy focus on the inclusivity of internationalisation, continuing professional development of academic staff and developing students’ intercultural competence.
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