Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore


Internationalisation at Home: making it work for you

This one-day workshop will offer opportunities for those new to internationalisation at home to learn more about it from the perspective of academic or administrative staff, while suggesting ideas and activities for others already familiar with the concept. The focus will be on practical ideas for implementation and developing an understanding how everyone has a role to play in its delivery. The workshop will include plenty of interactive elements and will be of interest to academics in any discipline, including those using English as a medium of instruction, faculty or university level administrative staff, programme designers and developers, as well as policy advisers and curriculum leaders.

15 January 2019  We regret that, for reasons beyond our control, this event has been postponed. A new date will soon be announced.
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Via Carducci 28/30, Milan

ENROLMENT will be opened as soon as a new date is announced.
Attendance is free. Places are numbered so online registration is required. You will receive an email to confirm your place.


Academic Team

Elspeth Jones

Elspeth Jones is Emerita Professor of the Internationalisation of Higher Education, Leeds Beckett University UK, and Honorary Visiting Fellow and member of the Scientific Committee at CHEI. Until September 2018, she was Chair of the EAIE's Expert Community on Internationalisation at Home. With over 35 years in international education, her specialisms include personal, professional and employability outcomes from international mobility, strategic leadership, internationalisation of the curriculum at home and abroad, global citizenship and intercultural competence development. She has published widely and is series editor for Internationalization in Higher Education (Routledge) and is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Studies in International Education.  She was 2014 winner of the EAIE Award for Excellence in Research.

Tanja Reiffenrath

Tanja Reiffenrath is a member in the Student and Academic Services Team at the University of Göttingen, Germany, where she coordinates the project “Internationalization of the Curricula.” She holds a PhD in American Studies and has taught and published on diversity issues, transnationalism, and transcultural encounters. She is particularly interested in issues revolving around learning and teaching in international and virtual classroom settings and the ‘de-Westernization’ of the curriculum. She currently is the chair of the EAIE Expert Community Internationalisation at Home. 

Fiona Hunter

Fiona Hunter is Associate Director at the Centre for Higher Education Internationalisation (CHEI).  She is Co-Editor at the Journal of Studies for International Education (JSIE), Quality Assurance Expert for AVEPRO, the Holy See's Agency for the Evaluation and Promotion of Quality in Ecclesiatical Universities and Faculties, member of the International Advisory Board at the University of Granada in Spain, and Past President of the European Association for International Education (EAIE).  Alongside her role as a researcher, she is also is a consultant and trainer working with public, private and faith-based higher education institutions in Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, Asia and Africa to help them think more strategically about their institution, either for organisational improvement in general or with a specific focus on internationalisation. She holds a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) in Higher Education Management from the University of Bath in the United Kingdom.


What does the world expect of university graduates today?

Seminar held by the Centre for Higher Education Internationalisation in conjunction with the Faculty of Linguistic Sciences and Foreign Literatures.

Prof. Amanda Murphy led a discussion with international experts on the current situation for graduates moving into the world of work. 

Thursday 8 November 2018

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
Room 113, Via Morozzo Della Rocca 2/a, Milan

Discussion with

  • Laura Howard, University of Cadiz, Past President of the European Association of International Education
  • Iona Huang, Senior Lecturer in International Business, Harper Adams University, UK

Moderated by Prof. Amanda Murphy, Faculty of Linguistic Sciences and Foreign Literatures, Director of the Centre for Higher Education Internationalisation, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan

2nd International Symposium on English-medium Instruction

A symposium jointly offered by the University of Rome Tor Vergata and the Centre for Higher Education Internationalisation (CHEI), Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore. 

The symposium was held at the University of Roma Tor Vergata, Via Columbia 2, Rome on Friday 25 May 2018.

International perspectives on English-medium instruction (EMI): from global to local

The worldwide expansion of English-medium instruction (EMI) now affects practically everyone who works with English in Italian universities—whether researchers, lecturers, students, tutors, teacher trainers, language teachers or policy makers and administrators-–and our one-day international symposium aims to be accessible to this wide audience. Talks on EMI in Europe, Asia and Italy will provide an overview of EMI around the world and two roundtable sessions will debate the many controversial issues that EMI has given rise to: how can the global spread of EMI coexist with multilingualism? Is EMI affecting the prestige of local languages? How does ELF language use affect learning in different disciplines? What criteria for quality control are there for EMI courses? What model of English do we need? What kind of research is needed to investigate EMI courses? Which methods work best?

Click here to see an aricle written by Hugo Bowles, University of Rome Tor Vergata, published in the Italian newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore on 14 May 2018, where he sets out the themes of English as a lingua franca and university language policies. The article is in Italian.

Scientific Committee

Beyza Bjorkman, Stockholm University; Hugo Bowles, University of Rome Tor Vergata; Francesca Costa, Università degli Studi di Bergamo; Chiara Degano, University of Rome Tor Vergata; Jagdish Kaur, University of Malaya; Amanda Murphy, CHEI, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore


Click here to see the programme.