Digital at home: new steps in internationalization of education

We are happy to inform that the BUP has received support from the Swedish Institute. The Swedish Institute is a government agency that works to increase the outside world’s interest to Sweden and promotes cooperation and long-term relations with other countries by supporting among others educational projects. This grant was given to the project “Digital at home: new steps in internationalization of education”. Internationalization has become one of the main priorities for universities and other educational establishments. As it is widely discussed, most universities work on the implementation of this notion into their structure and work. At the same time, digitalization of education has been on the agenda for many years. And a need for digitalization became urgent due to recent circumstances brought on by Covid-19. Thus, this new project will deal with Internationalization of higher education, aiming at rethinking the concept of internalization and how it is being conducted in education at universities. The project will touch upon the concept of Internationalization at Home, Internationalization of Learning and Teaching, and Virtual Exchange with the main focus on enhancing the digitalization of education. The partners will develop and apply a relevant methodology for internationalization and virtualization on the thematic areas of Climate Change and Baltic Sea Regional Studies. Working in international groups the partners will use existing, or develop new digitalized content for the courses, integrating them in their existing syllabi at university. Furthermore, the piloting of two semi-virtual course and virtual exchange will be done by the partners. The project will result in a guidebook for on-line internationalised teaching, which will be spread among BUP participating universities.