Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Graduation of CHEI PhD candidate!

 3 March 2017


CHEI congratulates Jos Beelen on the award of his PhD on 28 February.

The award is the result of his research undertaken on the PhD programme run by the Centre for Higher Education Internationalisation (CHEI) at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Milan campus), offered in collaboration with the university’s School of Education and School of Languages. His research centred on the obstacles and enablers in operation in the process of internationalising learning outcomes in higher education. His work also led to the publication in 2015 of a new definition of the term Internationalisation at Home (IaH): “the purposeful integration of international and intercultural dimensions into the formal and informal curriculum for all students in domestic learning environments” (Beelen and Jones, 2015).  

Jos is Senior Policy Adviser for Internationalisation at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences.