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Internationalization of the Curriculum: Moving ahead together

Internationalization of the curriculum (IoC) is a transformative process of higher education that begins, first and foremost, with a commitment. In this event, four universities in Switzerland (BFH, HES-SO, SUPSI, ZHAW) report on their joint commitment to advance IoC in Swiss higher education in a systematic and impactful way. Together with invited guest speakers from different parts of the world, participants will reflect on, and exchange experiences about, the potential and challenges involved in making internationalization a formal component of higher education curricula. This includes a conversation about how we can move on from intention to action and how we can get financial support for innovative initiatives. Two keynote speeches and parallel interactive sessions for exchange will headline the event. The event is open to all stakeholders and colleagues interested in the topic and will allow time for interaction and networking.

For more information, please contact Prof Patrick Studer, ZHAW School of Applied Linguistics

Eva Haug, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences
Prof Betty Leask, La Trobe University, Melbourne
Dr Amit Marantz-Gal, Sapir College, Israel

Provisional Event Program:

13:00 Registration for people on site  
13:30-14:15 Welcome and introduction to the project.  
14:15-15:00 Keynote speaker (on site) – Eva Haug (Amsterdam University of  Applied Sciences)   
15:00 Coffee break / networking  
15:30-16:30 Interactive sessions (parallel sessions) 
16:30-17:15 Keynote speaker (on site) - Amit Marantz-Gal (Sapir College, Israel)
17:30-18:00 Resumé of session by speakers - MIRO session with participants (open discussion)       
18:00 END / networking apero Evening Cultural event  
09:00-09:45 Online keynote speaker – Betty Leask (La Trobe University, Melbourne)   
10:00-11:00 Interactive sessions (parallel sessions) 
11:00-11:30 Coffee break / networking  
11:30-12:00 How to fund innovative initiatives (Maria Stergiou, Movetia)  
12:00-12:30 Wrap-up   
12:30 END / lunch  
Afternoon Event (with registration) 


Von: 17. November 2022, 13.00 Uhr


Polo universitario Lugano – Campus EST, Via la Santa 1, CH-6962 Lugano – Viganello. Hosted by Dipartment of Innovative Technologies of the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland.