27/01/2020

The URV participates in a project for the internationalisation of academic staff

Teachers and researchers will be trained in internationalising the curriculum, intercultural communication and teaching in English, among other aspects

• Training for administrative and services staff of the universities participating in the SUCTI project.

Up to 258 members of the academic and teaching staff of six European universities received training through the European project Systemic University Change Towards Internationalization (SUCTI), which gave them tools that they can use to internationalise their institutions. Now this URV project, which ran from 2016 to 2019, is set to continue by providing training for academic staff so that they too have the competences needed to internationalise their teaching and research.

The project is called SUCTI for Academia and is coordinated by the Universitat Adam Mickiewicz in Poznan, Poland with the involvement of the URV. This version of the project will train teaching and research staff in areas such as internationalising the curriculum, managing international classrooms, intercultural communication and teaching in English.

Meeting of the consortium for the SUCTI Academics project in Poznan, Poland.

The International Center and the Institute of Education Sciences (ICE) are responsible for implementing the project at the URV, which is also where next year trainers from the five participating universities will be taught so that they in turn can train the teaching and research staff at their home institutions.

This initiative is funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Committee and will run until 2022. It will also benefit from the experience of the previous SUCTI project, which won the President’s Award of the European Association for International Education (EAIE) for its work and dedication to higher education.