Digital at home: new steps in internationalization of education
Internationalization has become one of the main priorities for universities and other educational establishments. As it is widely discussed, most universities work on the implementation of this notion into their structure and work. At the same time, digitalization of education has been on the agenda for many years. And a need for digitalization became urgent due to recent circumstances brought on by Covid-19.
Thus, we applied for, and was given a grant from the Swedish Institute to the project “Digital at home: new steps in internationalization of education”. This new project will deal with Internationalization of higher education, aiming at rethinking the concept of internalization and how it is being conducted in education at universities. The project will touch upon the concept of Internationalization at Home, Internationalization of Learning and Teaching, and Virtual Exchange with the main focus on enhancing the digitalization of education. Projectpartners will develop and apply a relevant methodology for internationalization and virtualization on the thematic areas of Climate Change and Baltic Sea Regional Studies. Working in international groups, the partners will use existing, or develop new digitalized content for the courses, integrating them in their existing syllabi at university. Furthermore, the piloting of two semi-virtual course and a virtual exchange will be done by the partners. The project will result in a guidebook for on-line internationalised teaching, which will be spread among BUP participating universities.
The project was launched 5 February 2021. During the Kick-off meeting that took place via Zoom the partners met, confirmed the workplan and timeline as well as presented their ideas of work to be done within each work package.
- Uppsala University, Sweden (lead partner)
- Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Ukraine
- National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Ukraine
- Södertorn University (CBEES), Sweden
- Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
- Adam Mickiewic University in Poznan, Poland
Associated project partners
- Marie Curie – Sklodowska University in Lublin, Poland
- University of Gdansk, Poland
- University of Tartu, Estonia