Preparing for Tomorrow’s Student: The 2019 Internationalization Collaborative

The diversity of student identities and life stages—students of color, adult learners, single parents, veterans, first-generation students, immigrants, and international students—is reflected on college and university campuses more now than ever. But how can leaders recognize the complexity of their student bodies as a strength and integrate their varied backgrounds as a resource for global education? What new approaches are other higher education systems around the world adopting to internationalize?

Themed “Preparing for Tomorrow’s Student,” the 2019 ACE/AIEA Internationalization Collaborative seeks to address the future of internationalization in higher education. International campus administrators and faculty are encouraged to register now for the Collaborative, which will take place in San Francisco Jan. 19.

Click here? to register.

Speakers for this year’s Collaborative include:

  • Maria Harper Marinick, chancellor of the Maricopa County Community College District
  • Gretchen Cook Anderson, director of Diversity Recruiting & Advising, IES Study Abroad
  • Andrew Gordon, CEO/founder, Diversity Abroad
  • Mark Mitsui, president, Portland Community College
  • Abel Chavez, dean of Graduate Studies, associate vice president for academic affairs, and assistant professor of Environment & Sustainability, Western Colorado University
  • Thomas Poon, executive vice president and provost, Loyola Marymount University
  • N. Joyce Payne, senior international affairs & STEM advisor to the president, Thurgood Marshall College Fund
  • Armando Vazquez Ramos, president/CEO, California-Mexico Studies Center, and professor, Department of Chicano and Latino Studies, California State University-Long Beach
  • Derek Abbey, Joan and Art Barron Veterans Center interim director, San Diego State University?

Attendees will have opportunities to adopt various modes of learning (experiential, interactive technologies, etc.) through which global competencies could be offered; rethink the way global and international education can remain relevant throughout a learner’s lifetime; consider accessibility to global learning across a broad and diverse spectrum of learners; and use data to reimagine and inform the student reality.?

Working in partnership with the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA), ACE co-hosts the Collaborative for faculty and administrators to come together as a learning community to address challenges, share ideas, and help one another implement comprehensive internationalization strategies.

The Collaborative meets in conjunction with AIEA’s Annual Conference. Registration for AIEA is separate, and Collaborative participants are encouraged to attend both events.

For information about joining the Collaborative, please contact

Rights of Residence for Researchers from Non-EU States in Germany

International researchers from non-EU countries, who wish to live and conduct their research in Germany for a limited time, for example to work on their PhD Project, are always looking for Information which describes which case specifically applies to them and what they can do to ensure their residency during their stay. The german immigration laws offer many different opportunities:

Dependent on their individual situation (domestic living Arrangements, desired Duration of stay, etc.) many different types of residence permits are offered and might be suitable. The most common ones includes residence based on the study or research project, permanent residence permit for highly qualified persons, and basic research visas.

These options are specifically designed to appeal to a vast range of interested researchers. However, because of Germany’s complex immigration law, the right choice is often difficult to make.

This is why the Hochschulrektorenkonferenz (HRK) has developed a leaflet which sums up all the information necessary to make a good and informed decision. Policies, rights and laws are outlined clearly to help international researchers deal with the complexity of the many different options.

It offers information regarding requirements for residence permits, such as minimum salary caps, or language certificates and qualifications and gives secondary information such as family reunification and access to social welfare such as child benefits.

The 5. edition of the German version of the leaflet was published on July 8th 2018, along with the 3rd edition of the English translation.

You can also download the pdf file here:


Explore Europe with Cultural Gems

New app by the Joint Research Centre offers many interesting features to extend the scope of connection in Europe. The app lets you explore cultural sights and share information. Because culture matters in the realm of scientific research and EU policy.  

About the Joint Research Centre:

The Joint Research Centre is the European Commission’s science and knowledge service. The JRC employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.

The app supports the European Commission’s efforts to put culture at the heart of its policy agenda.

Check out the features: 

City Maps

Share and discover the cultural pulse of 168 cities in 28 EU countries. Share information about museums, theatres, cultural heritage sites, memorials and many more cultrual and creative places.

Puzzles and city stories

Create thematic puzzles and tell about the real life in your city.

Interact with your city

Make your voice heard and make your city a better place. Review places in your city and help fellow residents and visitors.

View all features here:

More information:

Call for Papers: Internationalisation of Higher Education

The publication Internationalisation of Higher Education – Developments in the European Higher Education Area is looking to examine internationalisation processes on a global scale. 

The theme of the second issue is “Regional Efforts in Internationalisation”. If you are interested in submitting an article on this topic, you can send them an email until 2 December 2018, with the following contents:

  • proposal for a possible article, containing a working title and an abstract, and
  • short CV of you and possible co-authors.

They will let you know until Mid-December if your article is of interest to them. The deadline for the full article will be 10 January 2019. Your article should not exceed 5,000 words (30,000 characters including spaces) and have a practical approach.

The article could approach the topic from, for example, the following perspectives:

  • Is there an initiative you have been or are involved in that deals with regional efforts in internationalisation?
  • What are the goals of the initiative?
  • What is the substance of the initiative?
  • Which forces pressed for the initiative and where this pressure was coming from?
  • What issues/challenges that the initiative faces?
  • What is the impact of the initiative on institutional practice/ decision making?

Find more information here:


Global Higher Education Enrolments Expected to Grow by 200% by 2014

A new study finds that a 200% increase in global higher education enrolments is likely by 2040. The reason for this dramatic growth is said to be economic and population trends.

“A newly updated study maps the continuing growth in global demand for higher education through 2040, and anticipates that by that point there will be nearly 600 million students enrolled in universities around the world.

The analysis comes in the form of a new paper, Massification of Higher Education Revisited, from Angel Calderon, the principal advisor for planning and research at RMIT University in Melbourne.

As the following chart illustrates, the total number of students in higher education is expected to reach nearly 380 million by 2030, 472 million by 2035, and more than 594 million by 2040 – all up from roughly 216 million as of 2016.”

Find out more about the study and its results here:

The DAAD PhD-Database: More than 140 positions in Germany

The platform of the German Academic Exchange Service offers a comprehensive summary of offered scholarships which will very likely help you find something that works for you. 

“Germany’s research infrastructure is internationally celebrated. Diverse disciplines, leading edge facilities and expert staff are all here – ready for you to begin your career and fulfil your potential. Read on to find out how you can start your research career in Germany.”

Germany has a reputation for offering outstanding research opportunities. In an effort to connect academic minds, internationalization is also supported. That’s why Germany frequently opens positions for PhD scholarships on an international basis. 85,000 people chose Germany in 2014 to pursue their academic research or to become part of a doctoral research team.

Check out this database of more than 140 scholarships for PhD-students, most of them in the STEM realm:

More information about getting a PhD in Germany:

New social media platform for finding a language parnter at Cologne`s universities

The International Office of the University of Cologne provides a network platform which helps Students to find a partner they can get together with in order to learn or improve a foreign language. This language learning set-up is called TANDEM!

The aim of the project is to connect students to improve together their langauge skills and broaden their cultural horizon.

Students from all universtities in Cologne as well as from the universities University of Bonn, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, RWTH Aachen and University of Wuppertal can use this portal.