Activity Information

Seminar: 'Internationalisation and mobility'

National boundaries do not so much disappear, but become more and more porous. Student mobility has increased and various studies highlight the surplus value of an international experience. But there are costs involved. The ERASMUS mobility programme is – partly because of its success – cracking at the seams for the grant per student has declined significantly. Behind the success, there are stories of concern. Some students are excluded (or exclude themselves) from internationalization activities. Also, the outcome is not always as envisaged, it e.g. appears difficult to get foreign credits recognized in the home country. And, if everyone goes international … have we reached our objectives re global citizenship and employability?

Lecturer: Dr. Manuel Souto-Otero (University of Bath, UK)

Coordination and contact: Ms. Meta Gorup (


The seminar is part of the series 'Higher Education: Global challenges and multi-disciplinary perspectives.'

In a series of eight seminars, internationally recognised scholars will address some of the most salient issues in higher education research, such as the position and role of students in higher education, public vs. private higher education, internationalisation and mobility, performance management, access to higher education and Europeanization.