News and Events

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  • Unfortunately the 2022 Fall edition of the SUCTI Train the Trainers course had to be cancelled. But no need to be sad because the 2023 Spring edition is already planned! It will take place from 17-21 April 2023 in the lovely city of Tarragona and registration will open on 28 November. If you’re interested check HERE for more details on the Tarragona based SUCTI training courses.

Would you would like to know more about the training offer of the newly created SUCTI Training Unit? Check this page.

  • A good way to learn about SUCTI and hear recommendations for the do’s and don’ts by project coordinator Marina Casals is listening to this podcast by Interlace PODCAST, published December 4 2020. Enjoy!
  • SUCTIA (SUCTI Academia)

This new 3 year Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership project was officially launched during the kick-off meeting in Poznan 16-17 December 2019.

More information can be found on

  • The SUCTI Project awarded the EAIE President’s Award 2019

The European Association for International Education (EAIE) has distinguished the SUCTI Project with its President’s Award 2019. Winning this award means a lot for everyone who has been a part of SUCTI, but we believe that it also means a lot for the field of internationalisation of higher education in a broader context. The fact that this is the first time this award is given to a project, and not an individual, is meaningful in itself. This project transcends the people who have made it possible, asserting the idea that internationalisation belongs to every single person in our institutions and that administrative staff are key in making our institutions truly international. Thank you EAIE for this great recognition. We feel honoured to have received this award, and we are excited about the path that still lies ahead of us.

  • The SUCTI-project celebrated its Final Conference in Tarragona on June 27th

About 100 people attended this concluding event of an, in all aspects, very successful 3-year project.
After the official opening and a short introduction, results and impact of the project were shared with the public, which, as in most SUCTI events, had an active role all through the day.

The announced ‘following steps’ included the launch of the SUCTI training materials, which can be downloaded for free from the website, and the upcoming Train the Trainers course, open to all universities, to take place in October 2019 at URV.

The Trainers Round Table and Partners Round Table showed how highly motivated and dedicated both SUCTI trainers and partners are and at the end of the day it was clear that, although this conference was the final event of the SUCTI-project, it would not be the end of SUCTI!

  • Last of Open Seminars took place in Brescia on May 28th

The SUCTI Open Seminars are a shorter version of the SUCTI in-house training condensed in just one day (6 hours) including most of the contents of the in-house training except for the content related to the university per se nor the presentation of their personal ideas for contributing, which would not be applicable as participants attend from different institutions.

Each partner country organises this multiplier event in order to ensure the regional and national dimension of the project. Higher Education institutions (public and private) are invited to join and participate in this seminar. It’s organised as a one day seminar led by the partner institution of each country and staff from other higher education institutions are invited.

Here’s a list of the seminars that took place during the project:
Open Conference Germany: September 27th in Giessen
Open Conference Spain: November 14th in Barcelona and November 21st in Bilbao
Open Conference Portugal: November 21st in Porto
Open Conference Poland: December 5th in Poznan
Open Conference Poland: May 14th in Szczecin
Open Conference Italy: May 28th in Milan

  • Best Practice Conference in Porto a huge success

On May 9th SUCTI trainers from 6 partner universities gave the participants in the Best Practice Conference in Porto a taste of what SUCTI training means.
After a short introduction and an icebreaker, everyone participated in a very active and lively way and by the end of the day were as enthusiastic about SUCTI as the project partners and trainers.
This VIDEO gives you a impression.

Do you want more? Join us for the Final Conference on June 27th in Tarragona!

  • The SUCTI Project in Indonesia and Malaysia

The SUCTI Project has been presented at the Intercultural Learning and Global Engagement Conference at the Universitas Katolik Parahyangan in Bandung, Indonesia, on March 22-23, 2019.
On this occasion, a presentation and a poster on the SUCTI project and its importance to the Internationalisation at home of staff were shared with a very interested audience of Indonesian universities and INU members from Sweden, Germany, USA, Italy and the UK.

The SUCTI Project will also be presented at the APAIE Conference in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) on March 26th, 2019. A session presented by the URV, the EAIE and the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Italy) will be sharing with a very international audience the objectives and initial results of the SUCTI in-house courses.

These presentations are a good way to assess the great interest and need for more actions that focus on the internationalisation of staff at our higher education institutions and on internationalisation at home.

  • SUCTI session at the AIEA Conference

The SUCTI project was showcased at the session “Internationalization’s weak link: Non-academic staff as game changers” during the AIEA Conference on January 20-23rd, 2019 in San Francisco, USA.

This session was presented by Ms Sabine Pendl (EAIE President), Ms. Lea Senn (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore) and Ms. Marina Casals (Universitat Rovira i Virgili and SUCTI Coordinator).

  • SUCTI’s Train the Trainers week has been a true success

See the video here.

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.


  • 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!

SUCTI meeting in Barcelona
SUCTI Partners held its last meeting in Barcelona on November 27-28
  • 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 was showcased at the session “Empowering Non-academic Staff to Support Internationalisation” during the NAFSA 2018 Conference that took place from May 27th-June 1st in Philadelphia, USA. The session was presented by Dr. Uwe Brandenburg, Ms. Ruth Graf and Ms. Marina Casals.

It was also presented at the Open Conference of the WELCOME Erasmus+ Capacity Building Project, which took place in Shanghai on December 9-10, 2017.

In September 2017 SUCTI was also presented at two sessions during the Conference of the European Association for International Education (EAIE), that took place in Seville.

  • 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 organised and held at the Center for Higher Education Internationalisation at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore 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.