This ARC8 Expert Group discusses risks and opportunities related to inclusion in internationalisation of higher education. Members are jointly working on a chapter of the ARC8 Outlook Report 2030: Inclusive and Diverse Higher Education in Asia and Europe to be presented in the summer of 2021. Experts will make recommendations for the ASEM Senior Officials and university leaders in Asia and Europe on advancing inclusion in international exchanges.
Topics discussed: equity in internationalisation, balanced mobility, access to opportunities, underrepresented groups in internationalisation, virtual exchanges, internationalisation at home, intercultural exchanges.
Expert Group Members
The first session of the experts was dedicated to gather inputs to the Outlook Report 2030: Inclusion and Diversity in Higher Education in Asia and Europe. Two experts shared their views on the status quo of inclusion in higher education internationalisation, and proposed risks and opportunities to be discussed by group members. Below is a short summary of their presentations and the ideas they sparked in the group discussion.
Presentation by Darren MCDERMOTT, Team Leader Designate, EU-SHARE Programme
Presentation by Prof Miki SUGIMURA, Vice President for Global Academic Affairs, Sophia University, Japan
Miki started her presentation with introducing Sophia University, and point out some possibilities and challenges for international-lisation in case of her university. The she proceeded with describing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on internationalisations and showcase good practices for inclusion under these unprecedented circumstances.