Initiated with the joint support of the IEE at the ULB and GSAPS at Waseda, the workshop will build on existing work in both comparative regionalism and educational policy to grasp the current processes of regionalisation and internationalisation that are shaping higher education in both Europe and Asia. To this effect, the workshop will combine more theoretical panels with a series of panels focussing on a specific regional case-studies. Additionally, the workshop will also host two roundtables centred on practioners’ insights. These insights will involve both European policy-makers as well as university managers involved in the studied dynamics.

Aims of the workshop

Theoretical contributions from the workshop are expected along three avenues as a set of dedicated sessions will explore:

  • the role of networks in the processes of regionalisation and internationalisation,
  • the role of supranational institutions in the processes of regionalisation and internationalisation,
  • the role of curriculum building in the processes of regionalisation and internationalisation.

Empirically, the workshop seeks to make two contributions. On the one hand, a set of dedicated panels will explore the dynamics of regionalisation and internationalisation in higher education in Europe, Africa, and Asia. On the other hand, two round tables will give voice to the experiences and insights of practitioners, both higher education programme managers as well as European policy-makers.

Overall, the workshop hopes to jump start a wider scientific dialogue aimed at resulting in a joint publication.

Practical information

Date: March 14th, 2020 and March 16th, 2020

Time: 10am – 6pm

Location: (March 14th) Institute for European Studies, Room Spaak. Avenue Franklin Roosevelt 39, 1050 Ixelles

(March 16th) Bruges

By invitation only