The programme of the conference is intended to guide participants from the current issues in internationalisation towards an understanding of the concept of quality in internationalisation.

Keynote speakersThe impressive line-up of speakers will present the state of the art in internationalisation, its quality and its future.
The conference aims to present the current state of affairs in internationalisation and its potential in the future, to provide stakeholder perspectives on the importance of the quality of internationalisation, to highlight the most important issues when (self-)assessing internationalisation, to identify good practices in internationalisation and to award Certificates for Quality in Internationalisation.


Venue: ASIEM; 6, rue Albert de Lapparent, 75007 Paris, France (travel guide, we provide a list of hotels near to the venue)


26 February 2015
Overture: Welcome address

Chair: Rafael van Grieken, Chairperson, European Consortium for Accreditation (ECA)

  • Mme Patricia POL, Responsable de la Mission Europe et international pour la recherche, l’innovation et l’enseignement supérieur,
    Ministère de l’Education nationale, de l’Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche
  • François Pernot, Head advisor of the “European and International Mission”,
    Haut Conseil de l’évaluation de la recherche et de l’enseignement supérieur (HCERES)
  • Marie-Jo Goedert, Adviser for international affairs,
    Commission des Titres d’Ingénieur (CTI)
Keynotes: The State of Internationalisation in Higher Education
  • Laura Howard
    President, European Association for International Education (EAIE)
  • Ulrich Grothus
    Deputy Secretary General, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
Coffee Break
Harmony or Discord: Where is Internationalisation Going?
  • Bernd Wächter
    Director, Academic Cooperation Association (ACA)
Re-Tuning: A Methodological Perspective on Quality in Internationalisation
  • Axel Aerden
    CeQuInt Coordinator
Solos or Symphony:
Stakeholder’s Perspectives on the Assessment of Internationalisation

Moderator: Rolf Heusser, Spanish  National Agency for the Quality Assessment and Accreditation (ANECA) 

  • Karolina Pietkiewicz, European Students’ Union (ESU)
  •  Tia Loukkola, European University Association (EUA)
  •  Alexandre Wipf, European Association of Institutions in Higher Education (EURASHE)
  •  Laura Howard, European Association for International Education (EAIE)
Etude: Breakout Sessions on Assessing Internationalisation

In this session, participants will discuss which elements are essential to demonstrate and assess achievements in internationalisation. Participants will discuss one issue from the perspective of the programme or institution (“to demonstrate”) and the perspective of the assessment panel (“to assess”).

  • Breakout session 1: Intended Internationalisation (Institutional level),
    Moderator: Eugenia Llamas, CeQuInt Expert, Ecole des Ingénieurs de la Ville de Paris (EIVP)
  • Breakout session 2: International & Intercultural Learning Outcomes,
    Moderator: Marie-Jo Goedert, CeQuInt Partner, Commission des Titres d’Ingénieurs (CTI)
  • Breakout session 3: Action Plans (Institutional level),
    Moderator: Đurđica Dragojević, CeQuInt Partner, Agency for Science and Higher Education (ASHE)
  • Breakout session 4: Teaching and Learning (Programme level),
    Moderator: Ann Demeulemeester, CeQuInt Partner, Accreditation Organisation of The Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO)
Coffee Break
Cantate: Plenary session
  • Feedback from the break-out sessions
Sonata: Internationalisation policies, perceptions, practices – Reflections on the first day
  • Hans de Wit
    Director of the Centre for Higher Education Internationalisation, Universita Cattolica Sacro Cuore; Professor of Internationalisation of Higher Education, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences
 17:00 End of the conference day


27 February 2015
The Greek Chorus: First-hand Accounts from Assessment Procedures
  • The perspective of a programme,
    by  Alexandra Pfleger, CeQuInt Pilot, Europa-Institut Saarland University, Germany
  • The perspective of an institution,
    by Mari Pohjola, CeQuInt Pilot, Laurea University of Applied Sciences, Finland
  • The perspective of a panel member,
    by Eva Werner, CeQuInt Expert, University of Applied Sciences Krems, Austria
Polystylism: Breakout sessions on Good Practices in Internationalisation

In this session, participants will discuss how to define a good or examplary practice in internationalisation such as the elements that demonstrate an individual good practice and how good practices can nurture the further development of quality in internationalisation.

  • Breakout session 1, Moderator: Maria Weber, CeQuInt Partner, Austria
  • Breakout session 2, Moderator: Maciej Markowski, CeQuInt Partner, Poland
  • Breakout session 3, Moderator: Eva Reka Fazekas, CeQuInt Expert, Hungary
  • Breakout session 4, Moderator: Erazem Bohinc, CeQuInt Expert, Slovenia
Coffee Break
Aria: Plenary session
  • Feedback from the break-out sessions
The Full Score: The Publication of Good Practices and Certificates
  • Thomas Blanc de la Carrerre
    Project officer, Accreditation Organisation of The Netherlands and Flanders
The Award Ceremony: Certificates for Quality in Internationalisation
  • All coordinators of ECA members
The Last Note
  • Rafael van Grieken
    Chairperson, European Consortium for Accreditation (ECA)
End of the Conference