International Examples of Practice

Griffith University (Australia)

The university defines and describes ways in which internationalisation of the curriculum may take place in programmes and courses across the institution. The university promotes practices that emphasise an inclusive learning environment, cultural diversity, international perspectives and examples in curriculum design, learning and teaching activities in a culturally sensitive way, intercultural group work of students in formal and informal learning, students’ self-evaluation, and cross-cultural communication among people in the university.

University of Alberta (Canada)

The Global Citizenship Curriculum Development (GCCD) is promoted across the university. GCCD is currently working on the development and implementation of three curriculum models: 1) Integrating global citizenship education into existing curricula; 2) An interdisciplinary undergraduate course on global citizenship; and 3) A Global Citizenship Certificate programme.

Aarhus University (Denmark)

The university has adopted a range of initiatives aimed at strengthening the international dimension of its PhD education. These include the development of formal international collaboration and joint/dual PhD degree programmes with partner institutions and a well-organised longer period of study abroad at a foreign research environment during the studies. The university also promotes internationalisation at the local level through providing all PhD students with the opportunity to work closely with foreign colleagues in the course of their studies and establishing the International Helpdesk for new PhD students and post docs to develop a shared milieu for all of the university’s PhD students, with a range of academic and social activities.

Lund University (Sweden)

The university provides an international environment with international perspectives incorporated into all educational and research processes. At the level of doctoral education, international perspectives are to be strengthened through involving a greater number of the academic staff with international experience in courses and seminars and developing joint courses with institutions in other countries. Doctoral students are given the opportunity of studying part of their course at an institution abroad while retaining their studentships and grants or of cooperating in research projects involving participants from several countries. In addition, all staff members are expected to improve their ability to communicate in an international research environment.