- On November 27-28, 2017, SUCTI Partners met in Barcelona
SUCTI Partners held its last meeting in Barcelona on November 27-28 at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). In this meeting we had a look at the European Report on Systemic University Change Towards Internationalisation, we discussed the materials for the upcoming Train the Trainers to be held in April in Poznan and we made sure that the project is advancing at the right pace and in the right direction. It was a joy to see each other again and confirm that the SUCTI project is doing very well. Thank you, SUCTI partners for your commitment and hard work!
- Partners’ Meeting in Poznań
On the occasion of the Train the Trainers week of the project that took place in Poznań from April 9th to April 13th, all SUCTI partners held a meeting to discuss and advance on the project. The project is advancing as planned and dissemination is given special attention in order to create the multiplier effect wanted.
The SUCTI project is present at International Conferences
The SUCTI project will be showcased at a session during the upcoming NAFSA Conference, due to take place May 27-June 1st in Philadelphia, USA.
It was will also presented at the Open Conference of the WELCOME Erasmus+ Capacity Building Project, which took place in Shanghai on December 9-10, 2017.
This past month of September, SUCTI was also presented at two sessions during the Conference of the European Association for International Education (EAIE), that took place in Seville, in September 12-15, 2017.
SUCTI project in Seville (in pictures)
The SUCTI project was presented in two sessions at the EAIE Conference in Seville this past September, 2017. The two sessions were:
- Creating unity on campus: professional development for university administrators
- Internationalisation’s hidden force: administrative staff as agents of change
As the EAIE Conference was well attended by most project partners, a partner meeting took place on that occasion as well.
- European Consultation Seminar (Brescia, April 2017)
This multiplier event gathered around 40 participants of different countries (20 of which were not from partner institutions) and was an opportunity to present the SUCTI Project to a very keen audience: PhD students who are developing their PhD studies within the field of Internationalisation of Higher Education. Three presentations on SUCTI and on SUCTI’s topic were made by Dr. Fiona Hunter, Dr. John Hudzik and Ms. Marina Casals. There were also dynamic discussions and group work and the response of participants was very positive. Their feedback showed that they did not know of this topic and found that it was of utmost importance to the field of Internationalisation of Higher Education institutitons. The hope that presenting SUCTI to this audience may influence the research of some of the PhD students was one of the reasons that this event was organised; and the fact that the future research on SUCTI can be transmitted and shared –via articles, other conferences…- made of it a truly multiplier event.
- SUCTI’s Train the Trainers week has been a true success!
From April 9th to 13th, 2018, the SUCTI Project organised its main Training activity at Adam Mickiewicz University (AMU) in Poznań (Poland): the Train the Trainers week!
Three non-academic staff members from all partner universities (AMU, Justus-Liebig Universität-Giessen, University of Porto, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Universittà Cattolica del Sacro Cuore and the coordinator: Universitat Rovira i Virgili) participated in this intense week of training around Internationalisation, intercultural communication and training skills.
The SUCTI Trainers Network was officially founded at this event and the new trainers showed all their potential with their final presentations on Friday.
The SUCTI Partners are very proud of all the work that was done and the excellent results of this passionate week. Now, SUCTI Trainers will organise and deliver their own SUCTI course at their own institution and in 2019 we will organise a Best Practice Conference where all trainers will meet and learn from each other again, improve their skills and continue to transform their own institution from within through the SUCTI training on internationalisation.
Welcome on-board, SUCTI Trainers! We are happy to see the SUCTI Family growing.