06 december 2018

08:30 - 09:00


09:00 - 09:15

WELCOME by Ron Bormans,
President of Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences 

09:15 - 09:45

KEYNOTE by Elspeth Jones,
Emerita Professor in the field of internationalisation in Higher Education

'The need of internationalisation and intercultural competences'

As our world becomes increasingly mobile, the need for graduates with skills for living and working in culturally diverse environments grows ever greater. We can no longer rely on mobility to offer international educational experiences because only a small proportion of students will take part. Offering every single one of our students international and intercultural opportunities through an internationalised curriculum is becoming an essential apart of a university's role. Community diversity offers openings for creativity both in the classroom and in local settings, along with the development of global international perspectives through intercultural engagement.
This keynote will outline what this means in a contemporary university and offer practical ideas for implementing curriculum internationalisation at home.

09:45 - 10:15

KEYNOTE by Susana Menendez, 
Former Board Member – Vice president for Academic and International Affairs
The Hague University of Applied Sciences

'Inclusive internationalisation' Internationalisation for All: an inclusive approach
Internationalisation is mainstream policy in higher education institutions in The Netherlands. At frontrunners institutions there has been an awareness and commitment to the process of internationalisation throughout the whole organisation. We are still not yet there because internationalisation is mostly driven by Student mobility, Research collaboration and Partnerships. Although progress has been made in bringing in internationalisation to non-traditional students Higher Ed only reach out to a small group of students, lecturers and researchers who also have the means to be mobile. Hans de Wit has argued for a stronger focus on the curriculum and learning outcomes to ensure internationalisation for all, and not just for the mobile few. Also of crucial importance is the integration of internationalisation in the strategic goals of the institution. In this presentation I will use The Hague University of Applied Sciences as case-study.

10:15 - 10:45

KEYNOTE by Tina Rahimy,
Applied Research Professor Social Work in the super diverse city
Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences.

'Super diversity'

Senseless categories, glocal reality and cosmopolitan attitude. The ethics of education today is neither to be found on a microlevel or macrolevel. In other words it is neither global or local, it is glocal. This ethics functions as a connective process by triggering reflective judgements. Ethical actions are not something that we redeem through abstract categories and norms, but appears permanently in the evaluation within every action. It asks for a cosmopolitan attitude towards each individual in connection to the world. What does this mean in action?

10:45 - 11:15


11:15 - 11:30


11:30 - 12:30

on ambitions, actions & results by the participating study programs of WERKplaats Internationalisering 2018 

  • Chemie
  • Communicatie
  • Watermanagement
  • Autonome Beeldende Kunst
  • Officemanagement
  • Fysiotherapie
  • Logistics Engineering
  • CE Global
12:30 - 13:15


13:15 - 16:00

in 3 consecutive rounds

  • Professional Profile
  • International Experiences
  • International & Intercultural Portfolio:
    - Internationalisation @home
    - Intercultural Competence
  • 21st Century Skills
  • Research
  • Partner Networks
  • Calibration
  • Professionalisation
  • WERKplaats Internationalisering & Community Internationalisation Fontys
  • Student Experiences
16:00 - 16:30


Panel leader: Bert Reul,
Dean Rotterdam Business School &
director WERKplaats Internationalisering                                                          

16:30 - 17:15


Chairs of the day:
Leo Klienbannink and Enny Kraaijveld

The language of the Conference is English