Casper de Bok - Europeanise your internationalising strategy

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Casper de Bok - Europeanise your internationalising strategy

  1. 1. Universiteit Utrecht Europeanise Internationalisation: the perspective of Utrecht University Europe at the heart of Internationalisation London, 26 June 2013 Caspar de Bok Senior Policy Advisor (Internationalisation /Research) Academic Affairs – Corporate Offices c.debok@uu.nl
  2. 2. Facts and figures • founded in 1636 • 7 Faculties, 6 Graduate Schools • 2 Liberal Arts and Sciences honors colleges • 45 undergraduate programmes (4 English) • 169 master programmes (81 English, 32 teacher training) • 30,000 enrollments • 6,500 1st year BA / 3,900 1st year MA • > 2,700 international students / >130 nationalities • > 2,000 PhD students / > 7,500 staff members • 5,100 staff (excl. Medical Centre), 665 professors • Rankings (2012): ARWU: 53 world, 12, Europe, 1 the Netherlands THE: 67 world, 18 Europe, 2 the Netherlands • Annual budget: €760 million (65% government incl. tuition fee, 35% external incl. EU) Utrecht University: curiosity driven, relevant to society
  3. 3. ‘Quality is not limited by borders’ • International strategic collaboration policy: o recruiting excellent students and talented young researchers o strengthening collaboration in teaching and research o international diversity in teaching and research o international research funding o with select group of high quality research intensive universities • Support for internationalisation: o providing adequate services o top down facilitating bottom up initiatives Utrecht University: curiosity driven, relevant to society
  4. 4. Internationalisation: some choices • Limited number of university wide strategic partnerships in research and education • More focus on research collaboration in Europa • Focus on 4 strategic research themes - Institutions in an open society - Youth and Identity - Sustainability - Life Sciences • Limited number of international networks • Internationale enrollment mainly in Master programmes • Exchange mainly at undergraduate level • Towards structured mobility (in the curriculum) • Recruitment professors always international Utrecht University: curiosity driven, relevant to society
  5. 5. Internationalisation: challenges (Strategic Plan 2012-2016) No special paragraph on internationalisation but… • Better attendance and orientation on EC: EU2020 • International top in 4 strategic research theme’s • Strengthening international partnerships in strategic themes • Increase international staff • Increase international enrollment Master programmes • Study abroad in curriculum for all honours students • Expansion Utrecht Summer School abroad • Expansion joint Netherlands-Asia summer school ….internationalisation is integrated and mainstreamed Utrecht University: curiosity driven, relevant to society
  6. 6. EU2020 project Focus on Horizon 2020 Positioning researchers - liaison officer - European agenda setting - internal community building Research collaboration - 4 strategic research themes linked do Societal Challenges - focus on LERU partners - facilitate bottom up initiatives Administrative support - strengthen Research Support Offices Utrecht University: curiosity driven, relevant to society
  7. 7. International networks • LERU (22 partners) Research intensive universities, cooperation in European lobby and agenda setting, research, education, support www.leru.org • Utrecht Network (32 partners) Mobility of students (and staff), internationalising curricula (e.g. Erasmus programme) www.utrecht-network.org • Oxford network (14 partners) Sharing information on development teacher quality in research intensive universities Utrecht University: curiosity driven, relevant to society
  8. 8. Activities at three levels Research group / Ba/Ma programme - Research collaboration - International study offer, joint programmes - Visiting professors Department/Faculty - Partners at Faculty or Department level - Exchange programmes for students and (teachers/staff) - Joint doctorates University - Utrecht University Partners - EU2020 project - Utrecht Summer school, Netherlands-Asia summer school - UES-grant programme - International Networks - Exchange programmes - International alumni network - International recruitment programme Utrecht University: curiosity driven, relevant to society
  9. 9. Institutional instruments • Intensive Workshop grant (seed funding) • Visiting Fellowship grant (seed funding) • Marie Curie support grant (incentive) • Project EU2020 • Joint Programmes seed funding • Utrecht Excellence Scholarships • Thematic visits partners • ……… Utrecht University: curiosity driven, relevant to society
  10. 10. Universiteit Utrecht Europeanise Internationalisation the perspective of Utrecht University Academic Affairs Caspar de Bok c.debok@uu.nl

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