Title: ACA-DZS seminar on joint and double degree programmes
Organiser: Academic Cooperation Association (ACA) & Dum Zahraniční Spolupráce (DZS)
Place: Prague (Czech Republic)
Date: 29 Oct 2015
Summary: Increasing the international mobility of students has been a core concern of governments and higher education institutions for decades. In 2009, European ministers of education set the ambitious target of 20% outbound mobility, to be reached by 2020. Some European countries have even higher aspirations: Germany and Austria both aim for 50% of outgoing mobility. Many believe that such goals cannot be attained unless 'mobility windows' will systematically be integrated into curricula, i.e. that mobility becomes structurally 'embedded'. The two most prominent forms of 'embedded mobility' are joint and double degree programmes, offered by two - or more - higher education institutions in two different countries. Joint and double degree programmes are the theme of a one-day seminar which ACA and its Czech member, Dum Zahraniční Spolupráce (DZS), will hold in the beautiful city of Prague on 29 October 2015. The seminar is free of charge, but participants must cover their travel and accommodation cost. The seminar targets internationalisation specialist from universities and other higher education institutions, ministries of education, and higher education associations, amongst others. We expect most attendees to be from Europe, but we will also warmly welcome participants from other world regions. More on ACA's website here.