A seminar of the SUCTIA project at the URV inspires university academic staff to take up internationalisation

The project aims to open teaching and research up to more global possibilities

Participants de la jornada del projecte SUCTIA

On 20, 21 and 22 October a training course for trainers was held at the Universitat Rovira i Virgili as part of the international project SUCTI Academia (Systemic University Change Towards Internationalisation for Academia), which aims to train academics from the participating universities in the topic of internationalisation so that they can in turn offer training courses on the subject to colleagues at their own institutions and learn how to apply it to their own teaching and research

During the training in Tarragona, the teaching and research staff took part in various activities such as role-playing games, debates and presentations, with the dual aim of learning for themselves and acquiring the tools they need to teach the subject of internationalisation to their academic colleagues back home.

After the training, the different teams of trainers will prepare and offer courses to staff from each of the participating universities. They will then attend a conference on best practices in Porto (Portugal), where they will evaluate their courses and exchange ideas and best practices.

Training in progress during the SUCTIA seminar at the Catalunya Campus.

Because of improvements in the health situation generated by the pandemic, the training was able to take place in a blended format, with part of the teaching and research staff attending in person and the other part following the sessions online.

SUCTI Academia has emerged from the original SUCTI project, a URV initiative that seeks to internationalize higher education institutions by training their administrative staff. The project originally ran for three years from 2016 to 2019 and was accepted and funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Committee. SUCTI Academia is coordinated by the Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań (Poland) and will run from 2019 to 2022.

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