International mobility and cooperation: A promising strategy to further opportunities for employability

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Author(s)Robert Wagenaar
It is widely accepted now that an international experience as part of an Higher Education programme is helpful to find an appropriate job after graduation. Contrary to some decades ago, surveys show that the chances of graduates who have spent part of their study time abroad, are significant better than those without. This not only refers to the traditional student mobility period but also to placement taken abroad. Both are based on international cooperation between HE institutions. Although, promoted by the EU, the number of degree programmes in Europe which uses internationalization strategically in this way is still limited. How many mission statements or profiles of HE institutions and degree programmes contain a reference to international cooperation and internationalization in relation to effective preparation for the labour market? A handful? The topic of this session is to highlight the value and relevance of internationalization as a strategy for making HE institution more attractive in todays world for both potential and enrolled students by highlighting best strategies and practices in optimizing the opportunities of its graduates for the world of tomorrow.
CategoriesModernising PHE within diversified HE » 2015 25th Annual Conference