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Seminar: The International Classroom

When:Th 19-12-2013 13:00 - 17:30
Where:Van Swinderenhuys, Oude Boteringestraat 19, Groningen

The University of Groningen has a long tradition and high ambitions in internationalisation. Like many other universities in Europe, the University of Groningen is now aiming to fully integrate internationalisation throughout our organisation and policies, and to link internationalisation with the quality of education and research. For these purposes, the International Classroom project was started in April 2013.

On December 19th a seminar will take place to inform management, staff and students about the international classroom project progress. The results of the pilot project will be presented. The purpose of the seminar is to make internationalization more visible, exchange experiences and expertise, bring different perspectives and levels together, and gather useful input for the project.

More information

For: Management, staff & students

Time: 13.00 – 17.30

Location: Van Swinderenhuys (Oude Boteringestraat 19)

Project Manager: Franka van den Hende

Registration: send an e-mail to Marten Houkes


The overarching aim of the International Classroom project is to give added value to English-taught programmes through a model of International Classroom and to acquire the quality label (DQFI) for internationalisation from the Dutch/Flemish accreditation body the “NVAO”. The model for the International Classroom will be defined from an overall mission and vision on internationalisation and the results of the pilot project.  

The main questions of the international classroom project are:

  • What makes our English-taught programmes international?
  • How to use diversity as a resource in the international classroom?
  • How to adjust our policies to realise our vision on internationalisation?
  • How to realise fit for purpose support for our students and staff?

The symposium is chaired by Rector Magnificus Elmer Sterken

With external experts:

  • Jude Carroll: former Oxford Brookes University (UK). Awarded with UK National teaching Fellowship in 2009.
  • Jos Beelen: Researcher and consultant on internationalisation at Amsterdam University of Applied Science. Chair of European Association for International Education (EAIE).