Global Super Wednesday - 7 November 2018!
Date: 7 November 2018. Time: 14.00–19.30
Location: Several campus areas + University Main Building
Organiser: International Office, UU Careers, Department of Education, and the Swedish Centre for Studies of the Internationalisation of Higher Education in collaboration with several student organisations and departments.
Contact: Jonathan Schalk
to an inspiring afternoon and evening exploring the theme internationalisation of higher education. Our focus is on explaining the advantages of the internationalisation of higher education to students, researchers and staff. Come, listen, contribute and be inspired.
Did you miss the presentations?
On campus + University Main Building
In the afternoon, we are planning a number of events in collaboration with departments and student organisations. These will take place on the university’s different campuses in Uppsala. The schedule for the afternoon will be published at the beginning of the semester. In the evening, all students are welcome to join us in the University Main Building for the following presentations:
LECTURE HALL IX University Main Building - FOCUS ON EXCHANGE STUDIES
17.30–18.30 MAXIMISE YOUR CHANCES OF BEING CHOSEN FOR EXCHANGE STUDIES
Tips and tricks for improving your application. The International Office provides advice on preparing your application for exchange studies.
18.30–19.30 DO SOMETHING UNEXPECTED
Make your study abroad unique. The International Office presents a selection of potential studies abroad that offer that “something extra” to your studies.
LECTURE HALL VIII University Main Building - FOCUS ON ERASMUS PLACEMENT & MFS
17.30–19.00 FIELD STUDIES & PLACEMENT INSPIRATION
What can you do during field studies? What do placements in Europe look like? Former students present their projects.
19.30–19.00 FIELD STUDIES & PLACEMENT – HOW TO APPLY?
The International Office talks about how to apply for Minor Field Studies and Erasmus placements.
Students do not need to register to attend but please visit and share the event on Facebook.
Here you can read about events taking place on different campuses during the day.
Events are planned at:
- English Park Campus
- Gamla Torget
If your student organisation wants to organise an event, you can apply for a grant to cover the cost of fika and so on. Contact Jonathan Schalk for more information.
FOR UNIVERSITY EMPLOYEES – FOCUS ON PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND TEACHER EXCHANGES ABROAD AND HOSTING INCOMING STAFF
14.00 – 15.00 Information on outgoing staff mobility
Have you ever wondered what funds UU staff have access to for professional development/training abroad? Come listen to staff that have taken part in professional development or teacher exchanges abroad and learn about their experiences. The International Office will be there to answer your questions about applying.
15.00 – 16.00 Information on hosting Incoming staff
What does hosting incoming staff from another university involve? How does it contribute to your own department? Staff that have hosted incoming staff share their experiences.
Participation is free but we ask that you register your participation. Register
FOR STAFF THAT WORK WITH INTERNATIONALISATION AND RESEARCHERS OF STUDIES OF HIGHER EDUCATION’S INTERNATIONALISATION
Swedish Centre for Studies of the Internationalisation of Higher Education at EDU is organising its second international research conference. All staff working with internationalisation and who want to learn more about the field’s research front are welcome to attend. Why do students choose to study abroad and what and where do they study? Who comes to Sweden? How has the introduction of tuition fees impacted what students come to Sweden? What are the global trends within internationalisation of higher education? What are the differences between the Nordic countries?
14.00 – 14.45
Tuition Fees for International Students: The Swedish Case
André Bryntesson & Mikael Börjesson: Tuition Fees in Sweden: Westernised Student Body, Gatekeeping Scholarships and Questionable Economic Benefits?
Jérôme Rickmann: Open for Business? Case Studies into Organisational Adaptation at Swedish Universities after the Introduction of Tuition Fees for International Non-EU Students
15:00 - 15:45
Scholarships and Organizations Supporting International Academic Migration
Christin Mays: Have Scholarship, Will Travel: On Funding for Swedish-American Academic Exchange in the Twentieth Century
Mikael Börjesson: Swedish Institute Scholarship Holders. A Study of the Swedish Institute Scholarships
16:30 - 17:15
Tuition Fees for International Students: Nordic Perspective
Mette Ginnerskov Dahlberg - EU Integration and the Financial Situation of International Students: The case of Eastern European Master's Students in Denmark.
Anna Medvedeva - Debate about Tuition Fees in Finland: Values vs. Market
Jannecke Wiers-Jenssen: Free Higher Education for International Students in Norway
17:30 - 18:15
Jannecke Wiers-Jenssen: International Student Mobility. The Case of Norway
We request that researchers and staff register their interest in participating in the conference. Registration is open between 5 October - 5 November 2018.