The cluster International Affairs supports the university with the challenges which come with the transition of becoming a more international organization. We are responsible for formulating the institutional internationalization strategy and facilitate the implementation. A number of core dossiers can be distinguished:
International collaboration: Focusing on the strategic collaboration with international partner universities either bilateral or as part of a consortium (ECIU). This also includes the clustering of institutional knowledge around a number of focus countries and international strategic partnerships in the world.
Internationalization policy: We play an initiating and pro-active role in formulating supporting policy measures like joint educational programmes with foreign institutions, the language policy of the university, financial instruments (waivers, international scholarships), housing policy and the exchange policy regarding students.
International projects: A number of international projects are coordinated which facilitate professionalizing the organization on a number of subjects. Those subjects cross the boundaries of existing service departments such as creating one stop shop for international students and staff, optimizing the international student journey and the international curriculum.