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International learning outcomes part I

International learning outcomes part I

Posted by Adinda van Gaalen, Hendrik Jan Hobbes at Jan 27, 2014 11:45 AM |

Learning outcomes related to internationalisation are becoming more and more important, not least because they are gaining importance in accreditation processes. Learning outcomes describe what a learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do at the end of a period of learning (Bologna follow up group, 2005), for instance an internship abroad.

Survey shows: Erasmus programme benefits teachers, students and universities

Posted by Sjoerd Roodenburg and Renate Gielesen at Jul 01, 2013 12:35 PM |
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Participation in the European Lifelong Learning programme is enriching, valuable and inspiring. That can be concluded from the results of a web survey carried out by the Dutch National Agency for the Lifelong Learning programme among participants of the programmes Comenius, Grundtvig, Leonardo da Vinci and Erasmus. In this blog we focus on the results for the Erasmus programme.

Talent and Attraction: Competing for the best

In 2012 Nuffic published the International student recruitment: policies and developments in selected countries report on strategies and instruments on international student recruitment. 25 countries were analysed and reviewed. An annex to this report has now been published focusing on three Nordic countries: Sweden, Norway and Finland.

Creating an international learning community

Creating an international learning community

Posted by Marianne Cox at May 02, 2013 02:10 PM |

From 11-13 April the third international Integrating Content and Language in Higher Education (ICLHE) conference was held at the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands. The conference reflected the growing research interest in how the integration of discipline-specific content and learning through another language is achieved in practice.

Getting insight into training needs in the South: Comparing NFP TMT and Short Course Programmes

Posted by Mtinkheni Gondwe and Birgitte Vos at Mar 12, 2013 11:00 AM |

What does an analysis of TMT programme themes, in relation to NFP short course themes, tell us about the actual training needs in partner countries in the South?

Tailor-made Training:  Huge returns on investment

Tailor-made Training: Huge returns on investment

Posted by Mtinkheni Gondwe and Ouindinda Nikièma at Feb 15, 2013 04:40 PM |

In our previous blog last Wednesday, we unpacked the key characteristics of the Tailor-made training modality. In the present blog we discuss cost effectiveness of the programme and how Nuffic is balancing this against the rising interest in the programme.

Tailor-made Training:  A very effective capacity building instrument

Tailor-made Training: A very effective capacity building instrument

Posted by Mtinkheni Gondwe and Ouindinda Nikièma at Feb 13, 2013 02:20 PM |

Nuffic’s Tailor-made Training (TMT) programme is fast, flexible, responsive, relevant, demand-driven and target-oriented. In this blog, we unpack these adjectives of acclamation to illustrate just what it is that distinguishes this modality of capacity building.

Erasmus on budget – will there be funding?

Erasmus on budget – will there be funding?

Posted by Jenneke Lokhoff and Sjoerd Roodenburg at Jan 04, 2013 04:40 PM |
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Early this fall it became clear that the Erasmus student mobility grant is underfunded. This is due to earlier shortages in the EU budget and a lower budget for 2012 than the European Commission asked for in the negotiations with the European Parliament and member states. Overall, the European Commission needs € 9 billion euros extra for their 2012 expenditures, of which € 90 million is needed to comply with the agreements made for the Erasmus programme.

What international alumni appreciate about study and life in Holland

What international alumni appreciate about study and life in Holland

Posted by Mtinkheni Gondwe, Suzanne Kormeling, Renze Kolster at Jan 03, 2013 05:15 PM |

Nuffic conducted a study on what Holland Alumni from the countries where a Neso office is located, appreciated about their study and life in the Netherlands. What do the results tell us in relation to the potential to successfully attract and bind international alumni for the Dutch labour market?

The Value of an International Degree: Matching Expectations on Career Prospects to Reality

The Value of an International Degree: Matching Expectations on Career Prospects to Reality

Posted by Mtinkheni Gondwe, Suzanne Kormeling, Renze Kolster at Dec 20, 2012 03:40 PM |

Nuffic recently conducted a study on the effect of a Dutch degree on the career prospects of alumni from Neso countries. What do the results tell us?

Online media crucial in study abroad communication?

Online media crucial in study abroad communication?

Posted by Adinda van Gaalen at Nov 15, 2012 04:44 PM |
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Young people increasingly find information on education online. But is that also the case for study abroad options? Most literature is focussed on the use of online media in the recruitment for full degree programmes. In this blog we will discuss the use of online media to stimulate (short term) outgoing mobility.

The scramble for international alumni: Towards balanced benefits

The scramble for international alumni: Towards balanced benefits

Posted by Mtinkheni Gondwe (Nuffic), Suzanne Körmeling (Nuffic), Ruth Krahe (DAAD), Renze Kolster (Nuffic) at Oct 25, 2012 04:55 PM |

Should students from developing countries, who are studying in developed countries, return home upon graduation to contribute to the development of their own economies? Or is it okay for their developed host countries to actively poach and retain them for the good of their own labour markets?

Internationalisation appears to be good for the economy. Let’s increase its quality.

Posted by Hendrik Jan Hobbes at Jun 19, 2012 12:00 AM |

The Dutch economy benefits from the internationalisation of higher education. At least, that is what is presented as one of the careful conclusions of the report by the CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis, recently published on the request of the State Secretary for Education. The report examines whether the internationalisation of Dutch higher education is indeed as beneficial for the Dutch economy as we all expect.

International student mobility: European, Dutch and institutional policies

International student mobility: European, Dutch and institutional policies

Posted by Rosa Becker at Jun 12, 2012 12:00 AM |

On 5 June, the Dutch National Agency for Lifelong Learning organised a well-attended conference to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Erasmus programme. And where better to celebrate this than in Rotterdam, Erasmus’ own city!

Four steps to creating sustainable academic partnerships

Four steps to creating sustainable academic partnerships

Posted by Jenneke Lokhoff and Nico Evers at Jun 11, 2012 12:00 AM |

Are you considering collaborating with one or more higher education partners to add value to your institution? In our rapidly changing global society, HEIs need academic partners to exchange people, ideas and methods, and institutional partnerships have become big business. But how do you create partnerships which are truly sustainable? In this blog, Nico Evers and Jenneke Lokhoff provide you with some essential tips based on the recommendations of experts involved in European-Asian partnerships.

Gender in Dutch international capacity development programmes: scholarships

Gender in Dutch international capacity development programmes: scholarships

Posted by Miriam Langeveld, Carin Vijfhuizen and Mtinkheni Gondwe at May 24, 2012 12:00 AM |

This is Part 1 of a two-part blog summarising the lessons that Nuffic has learned with regard to mainstreaming gender in three key programmes of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Part 1 focuses on the scholarship-based programme NFP while Part 2 focuses on the project-based programmes NPT and NICHE.

Internationalisation in support of teaching staff

Internationalisation in support of teaching staff

Posted by Adinda van Gaalen at Mar 14, 2012 12:00 AM |

For once, let’s talk about staff and internationalisation without looking at staff mobility. If only because the majority of teaching staff are, in fact, non-mobile and they constitute a considerable group of professionals in any country.

Heading in the same direction?

Heading in the same direction?

Within Europe, national policies on international student mobility are influenced by European-level policies, developed by the European Commission or in the framework of the Bologna Process. Does this mean that national policies on student mobility in Europe are converging? And if so, in which ways?

Student mobility to the Netherlands, compared with other EU countries

Student mobility to the Netherlands, compared with other EU countries

Posted by Eric Richters at Jan 23, 2012 12:00 AM |

In an earlier blog I referred to Dutch students studying abroad. The same OECD data also allow for comparison between countries regarding student inflows, or better, regarding foreign students registering in the country.

Dutch students abroad in the academic year 2008-09

Dutch students abroad in the academic year 2008-09

Posted by Eric Richters at Jan 16, 2012 12:00 AM |

The most recent data on Dutch students registering in other countries for study (diploma mobility), reveal a further growth of the number of students studying abroad.

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