This event is fully booked. You can register for the reserve list for this event by emailing If a spot becomes available you will be notified.

Please note: this symposium is in Dutch, but there will be sessions in English.


Lecturers play a key role in internationalisation. They design education and put internationalisation into practice - in direct contact with their students and in close connection with the (local, regional and international) partners and work field.

Nuffic, together with the research group Global Learning (The Hague University of Applied Sciences) and five VET schools (Alfa-college, ROC van Twente, ROC Mondriaan, Summa College and ROC van Amsterdam en Flevoland), researched which teacher roles and competencies are important in the internationalisation of mbo.

We will present our findings on March 15. During the symposium 'Internationalisation in Practice', vocational education schools and universities of applied sciences will share how they support lecturers in the different roles they play within internationalisation. Moreover, all participants are invited to explore opportunities to strengthen professional learning and development for internationalisation, focusing on the potential role of collaboration between institutions and stakeholders in different regions.

For whom?

The symposium is aimed at everyone in vocational education and universities of applied sciences who is involved in teacher professionalisation for internationalisation:

  • Teachers
  • HR employees
  • International coordinators
  • Training managers
  • Educational advisors
  • Researchers


09.30 - 10.00 Walk-in and coffee
10.00 - 10.45 Opening by Jos Beelen
11.00 - 12.00 Sub-sessions (round 1)
12.15 - 13.15 Lunch
13.15 - 14.15 Sub-sessions (round 2)
14.30 - 16.00 Tablesession - get started and 'borrel' with your colleagues

After the opening, you can choose from 12 sub-sessions, divided into two rounds. Each of these sessions focuses on a best practice from vocational or higher education. For example, a virtual collaboration project, a handy rubric for assessing reflection assignments, or a knowledge workshop in the border region.

On the page Deelsessies symposium you will find the descriptions of the sessions. Two of these sessions will be in English.

You do not need to register in advance for the sub-sessions; you decide on the day of the event. Please note: full = full.

Practical information

This symposium will mainly be in Dutch and is free.

Do you have questions about the symposium or your registration? Send an email to