Theme Group Internationalisation
This is the web environment for our Theme Group Internationalisation. In this group, we work together on that specific theme for level 5 programmes.  We develop various activities, not specifically with a focus on an institution or a programme, but it will be done in a much broader sense.
If you want to make a structural contribution to the group, you are very welcome to be part of it. Please send an email to spithost@chain5.net

Project 1: Survey Internationalisation
The Rotterdam Academy (Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences) and NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences have developed a survey with the intention to find out in what way internationalisation is already visible and how it is developing in level 5 study programmes. The survey aims to raise awareness of this specific theme and to sketch a picture of how various level 5 programmes are developing in this respect. This will give us the opportunity to share the experience and knowledge gained in the various level 5 programmes and possibly achieve good cooperation on this theme.

The survey is based on two perspectives:
– Internationalisation from the traditional perspective of exchange, mobility on or offline or in other words, how can students of level 5 programmes be in contact with and learn from people in countries other than their own home country.
– Internationalisation from the development of students in terms of the value of diversity and interculturality. How can students be in contact with and learn from people who are different from themselves.

As the survey is now active in the Netherlands, we are receiving requests from several countries to join this initiative and to allow institutions that offer level 5 programmes to complete the survey for their level 5 programmes: in order to gain insight into the developments surrounding this theme in their own level 5 study programme(s), in their own country and possibly also to compare these with developments elsewhere.
The results of the survey can be requested for your own level 5 programme. For benchmarking in a broader sense a feedback / benchmark and knowledge sharing session will be initiated annually by the theme group. If there is sufficient response, feedback at country level can of course also be provided.

Privacy & data
Your participation in this survey is entirely voluntary and the data you share will not be able to be traced back to you. The storing of data, analysis, and subsequent reporting will be carried out conform to the GDPR guidelines and the survey has been approved by the Ethics Committee of the institution of the primary investigator.
You may cease answering this survey at any time and can ask for your data to be removed (please send an e-mail to robert.coelen@nhlstenden.com) if they have not been fully anonymised.

How to sign up for this survey