Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Project 5-100

The Centre for Higher Education Internationalisation (CHEI) worked in collaboration with the Center of International Higher Education (CIHE) at Boston College within Project 5-100, a Russian excellence project which had the aim of helping five Russian universities to move into the top world 100 by 2020. 

During the course of 2016 CHEI and CIHE provided training on higher education internationalisation to 25 representatives from Russian universities, together with Milan Polytechnic and the universities of Groningen and Göttingen. The training programme was entitled Internationalisation in higher education in the 21st century. A first two-week module took place in June 2016 at the Global Leadership Institution at Boston College, organised by the CIHE. The programme included visits to Northeastern University, the Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering and Massachussetss Institute of Technology, and involved the participants in workshops and seminars on such aspects as concepts and approaches, trends and developments, internationalisation of the curriculum and internationalisation at home.

CHEI hosted 22 participants at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan in October 2016 (see photo above), with a programme focussing on the forces at work in internationalisation, the aims of an internationalisation strategy, and the issues involved in the implementation of a strategy. Participants were given a broader view of the approaches and developments in IHE in Milan by visiting another top level higher education institution, the Politecnico di Milano. The group then continued the programme with further modules coordinated by CHEI and delivered at Groningen University in the Netherlands and Göttingen University in Germany. The European module of the project was coordinated and partly hosted by the Centre for Higher Education Internationalisation at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore.

A seminar-conference was held in February 2017 at Samara University, Russia, to bring together all the participants and experts for presentation and discussion of the progress made within the programme. Sessions included round tables and seminars on methods and tools for internationalisation. Fiona Hunter, Associate Director of CHEI, presented a seminar entitled "Internationalisation and higher education response in a changing environment. Getting real about internationalisation".

See the Photogallery for more pictures.