Globalisation, Internationalisation and Europeanisation.
Responses of European Higher Education Institutions.

A policy-informing seminar drawing on EU-funded research

A Joint ACA - CHEPS Seminar

Brussels, 25 November 2004


The HEIGLO Project

In 2003, the Dutch Centre for Higher Education Policy Studies (CHEPS) started the HEIGLO project. HEIGLO stands for “Higher Education Institutions’ Responses to Europeanisation, Internationalisation and Globalisation”. HEIGLO is supported by the Directorate for Research of the European Commission.

In a first phase, the project undertook an analysis of governmental policies for internationalisation in seven European countries (Austria, Germany, Greece, The Netherlands, Norway, Portugal and the United Kingdom) and of the policies of the European Commission. The project’s results were published under the title On Cooperation and Competition (edited by Professor Marijk van der Wende and Jeroen Huisman) in the ACA Papers on International Cooperation in Education.

The  seminar concerned the second part of the project. This part of the project looked at the implementation of internationalisation in a number of universities and other higher education institutions in the seven countries mentioned above. In other words, it provided the institutional mirror image to the national and European policies. Before publication of the results in yet another book in the ACA Papers series, CHEPS and ACA wanted to present the findings to a select audience of institutional representatives, and to discuss them with it. This was the purpose of the joint ACA-CHEPS seminar.

4th in the series “European Policy Seminars” of the Academic Cooperation Association