ICLHE AGM & Symposium 2018, Barcelona, October 18-19.

The Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona hosted this year’s ICLHE Annual General Meeting, together with an exciting Symposium, entitled “Plurality and singularity: Multilingual policies and specific situated academic actions”.

The symposium explored the linguistic and cultural atmosphere of higher education institutions where the social environment may demand the use of two or more languages. This symposium aimed to explore how multilingual policies can support universities in recognizing and developing their own specificities in a highly globalized world. How can universities make good use of the diversity of languages and cultures in their community to strengthen their uniqueness?

Speakers: Heath Rose (U. Oxford, UK), Joyce Kling & Sanne Larsen (U. Copenhagen), Helen Basturkmen (U. Auckland), Carmen Pérez & Miriea Trenchs (UPF), Robert Wilkinson & René Gabriëls (Maastricht U), Samantha Curle (U. Oxford), Monica Clua (U. Internacional de Catalunya), and Balbina Moncada (U. Lleida).

Slides of the presentations will be available in the Member Zone shortly.

See for more information: https://iclhe.org/conferences/iclhe-symposium-2018/

 

Educational Congress: On the Horizon of Health Professions Education

Karolinska Institutet (Stockholm, Sweden) is hosting an educational congress where you can gain insights into new learning and inspiration through three tracks: “health professions education research”, “internationalisation”, and “experience & insights”. The “Internationalisation” track will focus on English-Medium Instruction, intercultural competence and global health perspectives.

ICLHE’s Bob Wilkinson, Kevin Haines and Jennifer Valcke will be among the experts, as well as Betty Leask and Esko Koponen! Join us!

Find out more here.

Symposium: Internationalisation of Universities and the National Language

On 4 May 2018, KU Leuven will organise this international symposium. During this symposium, we want to learn from testimonials from mainly European universities that are confronted with the (apparent) contradiction between internationalisation and the protection of their own language and culture. We should not expect one ultimate solution or a one-fits-all approach. What we do hope to find are guidelines on how to stay a leading international university without losing an important strength: the commitment to the own identity.

Find out more here.

International Conference on Quality of Bilingual Programs in Higher Education

CONGRESO INTERNACIONAL SOBRE LA CALIDAD DE LOS PROGRAMAS BILINGÜES EN LA EDUCACIÓN SUPERIOR

This conference takes place in Huelva, Spain, from 10 to 12 May 2018. It addresses all topics related to quality on bilingual programs in Higher Education, such as educational policies, methodological procedures, language requirements, teacher training and support, etc.

We are delighted to have the following keynote speakers:
DAVID MARSH (University of Jyváskylä, Finland)
DO COYLE (University of Aberdeen, Scotland)
VÍCTOR PAVÓN (Universidad de Córdoba, Spain)
EMMA DAFOUZ MILNE (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain)
DAVID LASAGABASTER (Universidad del País Vasco, Spain)
More information on the website.

The new ICLHE book is out!

The ICLHE’s latest publication offers a collection of original papers showing how Higher education institutions have coped with changing the language of instruction. It points out that Higher education institutions have undergone radical change in the past decades; of which the shift to English-medium instruction, as well as bi- or plurilingual programmes, is one notable example. The papers comprise new research on teaching and learning through an additional language, and its impact on professional development for university teachers, programme and course development, as well as quality assurance. The articles span different international contexts, and provide education developers, university teachers, educational administrators, language experts, and others, with global perspectives on the professional practices of university teachers.

 

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