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INTERNATIONALISATION
POLICY
FACULTY OF ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS.
UNIVERSITY OF ALICANTE

JOSÉ M. CASADO DÍAZ – ASSOCIATE DEAN
FOR INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND
MOBILITY
QATMI meeting
Alicante, 7 June 2010
The Faculty – An overview

              • 3,610 Degrees in Business Administration
   6,320      • 613 Degree in Economics
              • 1,058 Degree in Publicity
  students    • 293 Degree in Sociology
              • 746 Degree in Social Work
                                              University: 26,040



              • Applied Economic Analysis; Communication
                and Social Psicology; Economic Policy and
    9           Applied Economics; Economic Analysis
Departments     Fundamentals; Finance, Accounting and
                Marketing; Management; Social Work and
                Social Services; Sociology I; Sociology II
Faculty of Economics and Business - Structure


                  Dean (Prof. Juan Llopis)
    Degree’s Associate Deans               General Associate Deans

•   Economics                            • 1 International Relations and
                                           Mobility (JM Casado - Díaz)
•   Business
•   Publicity                            • 1 Internships
•   Sociology                            • 1 Secretary
•   Social Work

Coordinators
    • 1 International Relations and Mobility (Consuelo Díaz)
    • Other: Infrastructure, Postgraduate Studies, Teaching Innovation…
Our international dimension
Student exchanges
•   Europe: LLP-Erasmus
•   US: SMEEE program
•   China
•   University of Alicante (UA) exchange program with non-European universities
•   Exchanges with other Spanish universities

Courses in English
• Regular courses (Degree in Business Administration)
• International Business Programme
• Summer Business Program (with University of Missouri-Columbia, US)

International internships
• Very limited (but growing) experience at Faculty level (a different Associate Deanship is in charge).
• More experience at University level (a central office deals with Erasmus-internships and Leonardo, among other
  programs)

Research internationalisation
• The Departments are in charge of research issues

Communication Policy
Students exchange
1.   Europe: LLP-Erasmus
2.   United States
3.   China
4.   UA non-European program of student exchanges
5.   With other Spanish Universities (SICUE program)
1. Students exchange- Lifelong Learning
Program (LLP)-Erasmus
   ERASMUS seeks to enhance the quality and
    reinforce the European dimension of higher
    education by encouraging transnational
    cooperation between universities, boosting
    European mobility and improving the transparency
    and full academic recognition of studies and
    qualifications throughout the Union.
   ERASMUS: 27 Member States of the European
    Union, the three countries of the European Economic
    Area (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway), and
    Turkey.
1. Students exchange- LLP Erasmus
   The University of Alicante (UA) signs vis-à-vis agreements
    with other European Universities stating (a) field of
    exchange and (b) number of students (c) eventually Teaching
    Staff mobility is also included.
   UA selected exchange students pay their fees here and
    study abroad for half/whole year. Students receive a
    scholarship funded by the EU+UA+private
    sponsors+(eventually) locality of residence (circa 400 € per
    month)
   Before leaving both the student and the Faculty sign a
    LEARNING AGREEMENT which contains the list of (a)
    modules to be followed at host university (b) UA modules
    that will be recognised in exchange when they return
       The learning agreement also includes the signature of approval
        from host university
1. Students exchange- LLP Erasmus


2008/9              2009/10                 2010/11

  • 97 outgoing       • 132                   • 200
   (of which 27         outgoing (of
   UK, 15              which 27 UK, 18          outgoing
   Netherlands,        Netherlands, 16
   13 Ireland, 11      Finland, 14 Italy,     • 300
                       11 Ireland)
   Sweden)
                      • 296                     incoming
  • 291
    incoming            incoming                (est.)
1. Students exchange- LLP Erasmus
    OUTGOING STUDENTS
   The Faculty (Associate Deanship for International Relations
    and Mobility) – mainly ACADEMIC ISSUES:
     Promotes the program among Faculty members
     Proposes the list of partner institutions (multiple-year
      agreements): currently we operate with circa 150 partner
      institutions
     Selects the students (ranked by marks; but considering
      specific-language requisites).
           All have a minimum level B1(proved through external certifications,
            a UA specific test or by attendance to specific language courses)
     Assists the student in choosing the modules to be attended at
      host university, and approves the LEARNING AGREEMENT
     Makes the conversion (credits and marks) when they return
1. Students exchange- LLP Erasmus
    OUTGOING STUDENTS
   The central office (Secretariado de Programas
    Internacionales y Movilidad) – mainly ADMINISTRATIVE
    ISSUES
     Deals with formal procedures associated with the signature
      and following-up of exchange agreements.
     Makes sure that all candidates meet foreign language
      requirements (organises tests and language courses)
     Communicates the list of exchange students to partners (who
      send them the application forms directly or through that
      office)
     Deals with financial issues
     Other administrative steps
1. Students exchange- LLP Erasmus
INCOMING STUDENTS

   The Faculty (Associate Deanship for International
    Relations and Mobility) – mainly ACADEMIC
    ISSUES:
     Assists
            the student in choosing the modules to be
      attended at our University, and approves (signs) the
      LEARNING AGREEMENT
1. Students exchange- LLP Erasmus
    INCOMING STUDENTS
   The central office (Secretariado de Programas
    Internacionales y Movilidad) – mainly
    ADMINISTRATIVE ISSUES
     Deals   with formal procedures associated with the
      signature and following-up of exchange agreements.
     Receives the list of incoming students from partner
      institutions and deals with formal registration at the
      University of Alicante
     Co-ordinates Spanish courses for incoming students
     Other administrative steps
2. Students exchange – US (SMEEE)

   Project funded by the European Union and the
    Government of the US through the Atlantis program:
    SMEEE: Consortium for Small and Medium-size Enterprises
    and Entrepreneurship Education (Oct. 2008-Sept 2012). LINK
   This project is a follow-up of our very successful SMEEE
    consortium that was originally funded in 2003 under the EU-
    US Mobility Program
   Both programs personally leaded by the Dean, Prof. Juan
    Llopis (Management)
   3 US partners (Appalachian, Clemson and North Florida)+
    3 EU partners (Alicante, Liege and Bamber) exchange
    students (US towards EU and vice versa). The Faculty sends
    students equivalent to 16 semesters
2. Students exchange – US (SMEEE)
    OUTGOING STUDENTS
   The Faculty (Associate Deanship for International Relations
    and Mobility):
     Promotes the program among Faculty members
     Selects the students (ranked by marks; considering specific-
      language requisites; personal interview).
     Assists the student in choosing the modules to be attended at
      host university, and approves the LEARNING AGREEMENT (at
      least one module on entrepreneurship is mandatory)
     Makes the conversion (credits and marks) when they return
     Deals with administrative issues related with funding and
      other
2. Students exchange – US (SMEEE)
    INCOMING STUDENTS

   The Faculty (Associate Deanship for International
    Relations and Mobility) – mainly ACADEMIC
    ISSUES:
     Assists
            the student in choosing the modules to be
      attended at our University, and approves (signs) the
      LEARNING AGREEMENT
   The central office (Secretariado de Programas
    Internacionales y Movilidad) – mainly
    ADMINISTRATIVE ISSUES including registration
3. Students exchange - China
   Faculty promoted specific bilateral agreements signed
    in 2008 with the Shanghai International Studies
    University and Guangdong University of Foreign Studies
    with the support of UA Center for Western Asia Studies
    (CEO).
   4 students each side per year (2 UA-Shanghai + 2 UA-
    Guandong)
   Funded by the Faculty with own financial resources
    transferred from UA budget
   Selection of outgoing students by the Faculty (average
    marks, English and Chinese skills, personal interview)
   Rest of procedures as in Erasmus (with the support of
    CEO)
4. UA non-European program of
student exchanges
   Bilateral agreements signed at University level (mainly US,
    Canada, México, Chile, Australia)
   Open to all UA students. The Faculty exchanges circa 15
    students per year
   Students selected by central office (ranked by degree-
    corrected average mark)
   Funded by the UA in partnership with private sponsors
   Scholarships distributed accordingly to Faculty size in terms
    of full-time students (e.g. our size is circa ¼ UA therefore
    our selected students receive circa ¼ of total budget
    distributed in individual scholarships).
       Some students are exchanged without financial support other than
        fees exemption at host university once they are paid in Alicante
   Rest of procedures as in Erasmus
5. Non-international student exchanges:
With other Spanish universities (SICUE)

   Bilateral agreements signed at Faculty level stating
    (a) field of studies and (b) number of students
    exchanged
   2010/2011: 50 outgoing students
   Scholarships funded by the Spanish Department of
    Education (SENECA program)
     Some  students are exchanged without financial support
      other than fees exemption at host university once they
      are paid in Alicante
   Rest of procedures as in Erasmus
Programs in English
1.   Regular courses (Degree in Business Administration)
2.   International Business Programme (IBP)
3.   Summer Business Program (SBP) with University of
     Missouri-Columbia (US)
1. Regular courses in English (Degree in
Business Administration)
   All incoming (and UA) students can participate (no fees
    apply to exchange students)
   2010/2011
     Introduction to Macroeconomics
     Introduction to Microeconomics
     Introduction to Econometrics
     Mathematics I
     Mathematics II
     International Economics
   The choice will increase progressively (rest of modules
    in Spanish; also the above-listed can alternatively be
    followed in Spanish)
2. International Business Programme (IBP)
   Established at Faculty level in 2005/2006.
   The choice of modules progressively increased. In
    2010/2011: 11 courses per semester. All courses approved
    by CECLEC (a UA central office which assess, approves and
    assigns credits). Each course: 5 ECTS credits.
   Open to UA students (‘options’ within their curriculum),
    visiting students and exchange students.
   Fees apply to all students (this program works on a self-
    funded basis): 150€ per course
   Program totally managed at Faculty level.
   Each year a call is made to the Departments, who offer
    courses and lecturers. The Faculty selects and assess quality.
   A course is offered the following year depending on
    previous-year recruitment and students’ assessment.
2. International Business Programme (IBP)




2007/8             2008/9            2009/10

 • 392 course      • 520 course      • 619 course
   registrations     registrations     registrations
2. International Business Programme (IBP)
2. International Business Programme (IBP)
3. Summer Business Program
   A joint program organised by the Faculty in partnership with
    University of Missouri-Columbia since 2004/2005.
   From 2006/2007 with the administrative support of UA – Rafael
    Altamira Summer University.
   A summer program taught during 3 weeks in July (12-30 July 2010)
    – 60 contact hours – 80 students per year (of which 40 US students)
   Two modules, one offered by the University of Missouri-Columbia
    and one offered by the University of Alicante. Each module
    comprises two courses; students participating in the program must
    attend one course of each module.
   Courses 2010:
       Current Issues in Marketing (Missouri)
       Topics in International Business (Missouri)
       Business Consulting (UA)
       Marketing Applications – Tourism and Pan-European Marketing and
        Brand Management (UA)
3. Summer Business Program
Communication Policy
•With partner institutions
•With incoming students

•With outgoing students
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Faculty of Econ. & Business - Univ. of Alicante - International Policy

  • 1. INTERNATIONALISATION POLICY FACULTY OF ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS. UNIVERSITY OF ALICANTE JOSÉ M. CASADO DÍAZ – ASSOCIATE DEAN FOR INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND MOBILITY QATMI meeting Alicante, 7 June 2010
  • 2. The Faculty – An overview • 3,610 Degrees in Business Administration 6,320 • 613 Degree in Economics • 1,058 Degree in Publicity students • 293 Degree in Sociology • 746 Degree in Social Work University: 26,040 • Applied Economic Analysis; Communication and Social Psicology; Economic Policy and 9 Applied Economics; Economic Analysis Departments Fundamentals; Finance, Accounting and Marketing; Management; Social Work and Social Services; Sociology I; Sociology II
  • 3. Faculty of Economics and Business - Structure Dean (Prof. Juan Llopis) Degree’s Associate Deans General Associate Deans • Economics • 1 International Relations and Mobility (JM Casado - Díaz) • Business • Publicity • 1 Internships • Sociology • 1 Secretary • Social Work Coordinators • 1 International Relations and Mobility (Consuelo Díaz) • Other: Infrastructure, Postgraduate Studies, Teaching Innovation…
  • 4. Our international dimension Student exchanges • Europe: LLP-Erasmus • US: SMEEE program • China • University of Alicante (UA) exchange program with non-European universities • Exchanges with other Spanish universities Courses in English • Regular courses (Degree in Business Administration) • International Business Programme • Summer Business Program (with University of Missouri-Columbia, US) International internships • Very limited (but growing) experience at Faculty level (a different Associate Deanship is in charge). • More experience at University level (a central office deals with Erasmus-internships and Leonardo, among other programs) Research internationalisation • The Departments are in charge of research issues Communication Policy
  • 5. Students exchange 1. Europe: LLP-Erasmus 2. United States 3. China 4. UA non-European program of student exchanges 5. With other Spanish Universities (SICUE program)
  • 6. 1. Students exchange- Lifelong Learning Program (LLP)-Erasmus  ERASMUS seeks to enhance the quality and reinforce the European dimension of higher education by encouraging transnational cooperation between universities, boosting European mobility and improving the transparency and full academic recognition of studies and qualifications throughout the Union.  ERASMUS: 27 Member States of the European Union, the three countries of the European Economic Area (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway), and Turkey.
  • 7. 1. Students exchange- LLP Erasmus  The University of Alicante (UA) signs vis-à-vis agreements with other European Universities stating (a) field of exchange and (b) number of students (c) eventually Teaching Staff mobility is also included.  UA selected exchange students pay their fees here and study abroad for half/whole year. Students receive a scholarship funded by the EU+UA+private sponsors+(eventually) locality of residence (circa 400 € per month)  Before leaving both the student and the Faculty sign a LEARNING AGREEMENT which contains the list of (a) modules to be followed at host university (b) UA modules that will be recognised in exchange when they return  The learning agreement also includes the signature of approval from host university
  • 8. 1. Students exchange- LLP Erasmus 2008/9 2009/10 2010/11 • 97 outgoing • 132 • 200 (of which 27 outgoing (of UK, 15 which 27 UK, 18 outgoing Netherlands, Netherlands, 16 13 Ireland, 11 Finland, 14 Italy, • 300 11 Ireland) Sweden) • 296 incoming • 291 incoming incoming (est.)
  • 9. 1. Students exchange- LLP Erasmus OUTGOING STUDENTS  The Faculty (Associate Deanship for International Relations and Mobility) – mainly ACADEMIC ISSUES:  Promotes the program among Faculty members  Proposes the list of partner institutions (multiple-year agreements): currently we operate with circa 150 partner institutions  Selects the students (ranked by marks; but considering specific-language requisites).  All have a minimum level B1(proved through external certifications, a UA specific test or by attendance to specific language courses)  Assists the student in choosing the modules to be attended at host university, and approves the LEARNING AGREEMENT  Makes the conversion (credits and marks) when they return
  • 10. 1. Students exchange- LLP Erasmus OUTGOING STUDENTS  The central office (Secretariado de Programas Internacionales y Movilidad) – mainly ADMINISTRATIVE ISSUES  Deals with formal procedures associated with the signature and following-up of exchange agreements.  Makes sure that all candidates meet foreign language requirements (organises tests and language courses)  Communicates the list of exchange students to partners (who send them the application forms directly or through that office)  Deals with financial issues  Other administrative steps
  • 11. 1. Students exchange- LLP Erasmus INCOMING STUDENTS  The Faculty (Associate Deanship for International Relations and Mobility) – mainly ACADEMIC ISSUES:  Assists the student in choosing the modules to be attended at our University, and approves (signs) the LEARNING AGREEMENT
  • 12. 1. Students exchange- LLP Erasmus INCOMING STUDENTS  The central office (Secretariado de Programas Internacionales y Movilidad) – mainly ADMINISTRATIVE ISSUES  Deals with formal procedures associated with the signature and following-up of exchange agreements.  Receives the list of incoming students from partner institutions and deals with formal registration at the University of Alicante  Co-ordinates Spanish courses for incoming students  Other administrative steps
  • 13. 2. Students exchange – US (SMEEE)  Project funded by the European Union and the Government of the US through the Atlantis program: SMEEE: Consortium for Small and Medium-size Enterprises and Entrepreneurship Education (Oct. 2008-Sept 2012). LINK  This project is a follow-up of our very successful SMEEE consortium that was originally funded in 2003 under the EU- US Mobility Program  Both programs personally leaded by the Dean, Prof. Juan Llopis (Management)  3 US partners (Appalachian, Clemson and North Florida)+ 3 EU partners (Alicante, Liege and Bamber) exchange students (US towards EU and vice versa). The Faculty sends students equivalent to 16 semesters
  • 14. 2. Students exchange – US (SMEEE) OUTGOING STUDENTS  The Faculty (Associate Deanship for International Relations and Mobility):  Promotes the program among Faculty members  Selects the students (ranked by marks; considering specific- language requisites; personal interview).  Assists the student in choosing the modules to be attended at host university, and approves the LEARNING AGREEMENT (at least one module on entrepreneurship is mandatory)  Makes the conversion (credits and marks) when they return  Deals with administrative issues related with funding and other
  • 15. 2. Students exchange – US (SMEEE) INCOMING STUDENTS  The Faculty (Associate Deanship for International Relations and Mobility) – mainly ACADEMIC ISSUES:  Assists the student in choosing the modules to be attended at our University, and approves (signs) the LEARNING AGREEMENT  The central office (Secretariado de Programas Internacionales y Movilidad) – mainly ADMINISTRATIVE ISSUES including registration
  • 16. 3. Students exchange - China  Faculty promoted specific bilateral agreements signed in 2008 with the Shanghai International Studies University and Guangdong University of Foreign Studies with the support of UA Center for Western Asia Studies (CEO).  4 students each side per year (2 UA-Shanghai + 2 UA- Guandong)  Funded by the Faculty with own financial resources transferred from UA budget  Selection of outgoing students by the Faculty (average marks, English and Chinese skills, personal interview)  Rest of procedures as in Erasmus (with the support of CEO)
  • 17. 4. UA non-European program of student exchanges  Bilateral agreements signed at University level (mainly US, Canada, México, Chile, Australia)  Open to all UA students. The Faculty exchanges circa 15 students per year  Students selected by central office (ranked by degree- corrected average mark)  Funded by the UA in partnership with private sponsors  Scholarships distributed accordingly to Faculty size in terms of full-time students (e.g. our size is circa ¼ UA therefore our selected students receive circa ¼ of total budget distributed in individual scholarships).  Some students are exchanged without financial support other than fees exemption at host university once they are paid in Alicante  Rest of procedures as in Erasmus
  • 18. 5. Non-international student exchanges: With other Spanish universities (SICUE)  Bilateral agreements signed at Faculty level stating (a) field of studies and (b) number of students exchanged  2010/2011: 50 outgoing students  Scholarships funded by the Spanish Department of Education (SENECA program)  Some students are exchanged without financial support other than fees exemption at host university once they are paid in Alicante  Rest of procedures as in Erasmus
  • 19. Programs in English 1. Regular courses (Degree in Business Administration) 2. International Business Programme (IBP) 3. Summer Business Program (SBP) with University of Missouri-Columbia (US)
  • 20. 1. Regular courses in English (Degree in Business Administration)  All incoming (and UA) students can participate (no fees apply to exchange students)  2010/2011  Introduction to Macroeconomics  Introduction to Microeconomics  Introduction to Econometrics  Mathematics I  Mathematics II  International Economics  The choice will increase progressively (rest of modules in Spanish; also the above-listed can alternatively be followed in Spanish)
  • 21. 2. International Business Programme (IBP)  Established at Faculty level in 2005/2006.  The choice of modules progressively increased. In 2010/2011: 11 courses per semester. All courses approved by CECLEC (a UA central office which assess, approves and assigns credits). Each course: 5 ECTS credits.  Open to UA students (‘options’ within their curriculum), visiting students and exchange students.  Fees apply to all students (this program works on a self- funded basis): 150€ per course  Program totally managed at Faculty level.  Each year a call is made to the Departments, who offer courses and lecturers. The Faculty selects and assess quality.  A course is offered the following year depending on previous-year recruitment and students’ assessment.
  • 22. 2. International Business Programme (IBP) 2007/8 2008/9 2009/10 • 392 course • 520 course • 619 course registrations registrations registrations
  • 23. 2. International Business Programme (IBP)
  • 24. 2. International Business Programme (IBP)
  • 25. 3. Summer Business Program  A joint program organised by the Faculty in partnership with University of Missouri-Columbia since 2004/2005.  From 2006/2007 with the administrative support of UA – Rafael Altamira Summer University.  A summer program taught during 3 weeks in July (12-30 July 2010) – 60 contact hours – 80 students per year (of which 40 US students)  Two modules, one offered by the University of Missouri-Columbia and one offered by the University of Alicante. Each module comprises two courses; students participating in the program must attend one course of each module.  Courses 2010:  Current Issues in Marketing (Missouri)  Topics in International Business (Missouri)  Business Consulting (UA)  Marketing Applications – Tourism and Pan-European Marketing and Brand Management (UA)
  • 27. Communication Policy •With partner institutions •With incoming students •With outgoing students
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