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Cultivating strong international strategic partnerships staff training programme

The HUMANE Training Programme, hosted by Leiden University focuses on cultivating strong international strategic partnerships between universities.

Staff opportunity

A staff training programme opportunity hosted by Leiden University in the Netherlands.

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The HUMANE Training Programme, hosted by Leiden University, will take place from 30 September to 2 October 2024.

In response to challenges such as the recent pandemic and geopolitical issues, the programme emphasises the need for universities to reassess and reinvent internationalisation efforts.

The key questions addressed include assessing the success and return on investment of partnerships, aligning partnerships with the university's overall strategy, and understanding stakeholders' interests.

About the programme

The programme draws on the Erasmus+ project "EVALUATE – a Framework for Evaluation of International University Partnerships," providing guidance and tools for evaluating partnerships.

It explores recent trends in international higher education partnerships, utilising practical tools and case studies to assess various dimensions such as research collaborations, teaching initiatives, network development, and mobility programs.

The structure includes understanding current drivers in international partnerships, learning evaluation techniques and methods, and reflecting on best approaches for individual institutions.

Programme delivery

The three-day program includes presentations, interactive case-based sessions, and practical exercises to help participants gain new knowledge and skills.

Targeted at professionals in higher education involved in internationalisation, the programme aims to enhance management capacity, enabling participants to cultivate strong strategic international partnerships through robust evaluation.

The target audience includes senior to middle managers shaping international partnership strategies across university services, faculties, and schools.

Find out more and sign up

Interested individuals are encouraged to register to secure their place in the programme:

Register for the programme