Book project 2019 -2021:

Internationalising Programmes in Higher Education – An Educational Development Perspective

Routledge series Internationalisation in Higher Education; Series editor Prof (Emerita) Elspeth Jones

2019 – 2020

Gregersen-Hermans, J. & Lauridsen, K.M. (EDs.) (2021). Internationalising Programmes in Higher Education – An Educational Development Perspective. Internationalization in Higher Education series, Routledge.

This book addresses challenges that higher education institutions face when bridging the gap between internationalisation as a key university strategy and their delivery of interculturally competent and responsible graduates. Combining international case studies and research outcomes, it provides an in-depth understanding of the role educational developers can play in the internationalisation of higher education and in the provision of an internationalised learning experience for all students.

The book is part of the Internationalisation in Higher Education; Series editor Prof (Emerita) Elspeth Jones. See my blog “In conversation with Elspeth Jones”.

Book project:

2nd edition of the Handbook of Internationalisation of Higher Education

April – July, 2019

In collaboration with Craig Whitsed, Curtin University, Australia, Marina Casals Sala, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain, and Betty Leask I have co-authored a chapter titled: “Engaging Staff and Faculty in the Internationalisation of Higher Education”. The 2nd edition is expected end of 2021 or early 2022. Craig, Marina and I presented on the chapter at the Annual Conference of the European Association for International Education (EAIE) in 2020. A pdf of this presentation can be found here >>. EAIE members may be able to access this resource via the EAIE website.

EU project:

Educational Quality for inclusive international Programmes

(EQUiiP) >>

EU funded project 2016 – 2019

In this project, a team of seven universities developed an International Competencies profile for Education Developers and an associated Continuing Professional Development programme, Designing and Teaching Inclusive International Programmes. All material developed by the EQUiiP project are available at the EQUiiP website as an open source.

I have been involved in this project as the Principal Investigator on behalf of Glasgow Caledonian University, and as a member of the EQUiiP management committee and the EQUiiP Scientific committee.

Research project:

Student perceptions on the added value of internationalisation

Policy research project at Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Research consultancy 2018 – 2019

The Erasmus University Rotterdam aims to offer a high quality education environment that enhances students’ development into global citizens, who are able to make a difference across the globe. This project aimed to deliver an in-depth understanding of how students perceive the international aspects of their curriculum and the international classroom and how these international aspects contribute to and enhance the quality of education programmes at the EUR.

In this project I primarily functioned as a research consultant. I developed the theoretical and conceptual model underpinning this project, and the research methodology. Moreover, I provided the academic supervision of the research project and ensured the quality of the analysis, the conclusions and recommendations.