Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Erasmus+ SUCTI Project

Systemic University Change Towards Internationalisation: training administrative staff to become key players in the internationalisation of higher education


This European project is on Systemic University Change Towards Internationalisation (SUCTI) with a focus on the development of training in internationalisation for administrative staff in higher education. CHEI led the mapping project on the current state of training in Europe and as a partner is involved in subsequent planning and actions within the project.


2019 EAIE President's Award

The SUCTI Project is the proud recipient of the EAIE President's Award, recognition of its "remarkable work and dedication to international higher education".

Keep up to date with the project via the SUCTI Newsletter and the SUCTI website.

SUCTI: A tale of administrative staff internationalisation

This EAIE blog by Marina Casals Sala, Project Coordinator, recounts the story of the SUCTI project. Published 27 May 2019.

SUCTI Open Seminar - 28 May 2019

This open seminar held at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, focuses on the role of administrative staff in internationalisation and draws on the learning from the SUCTI Erasmus+ Project. It is held in conjunction with activities which bring together administrative and academic staff to exchange ideas and experiences about what internationalisation entails for their particular function in their institution.   

Original survey and findings

This article by Fiona Hunter, Associate Director of CHEI, sets out the findings of a survey conducted within the SUCTI project which included interviews with international directors and administrative staff at both junior and senior level. It appears in the Winter 2018 issue of International Higher Education (Number 92).

Train the Trainers

The SUCTI partners met in Barcelona 27-28 November 2017 to organise a Train the Trainers week on internationalisation for administrative staff. The workshop was held in Poznan, Poland 9-13 April 2018. Three staff members from each of the partner universities were selected to take part and will be trained to train colleagues at their own institutions on internationalisation of higher education. Since then, training sessions have been developed and held at the member universities by those trained at the SUCTI workshops.


SUCTI meeting in Brescia, April 2017


Training administrative staff

All the partners in the project have begun to hold training sessions for their administrative staff so that they understand the full context of internationalisation and the value of their input to the whole process at their institutions.

More about the project

Coordinator of the SUCTI Project, Marina Casals Sala, and Fiona Hunter, Associate Director of CHEI, talk about SUCTI and the role of administrative staff in the internationalisation of higher education.

Coordinator of the SUCTI Project, Marina Casals Sala, Director of International Relations at Universitat Rovira i Virgili (Spain), gives an overview of this Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership project.

Fiona Hunter, Associate Director of CHEI, on the role of administrative staff in the internationalisation process and how the SUCTI project focuses on how to activate their potential.