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Enhancement Conference 2017

Joint QQI/HEA Conference 2017: Higher Education

Internationalisation – a Driver of Quality in Irish Higher Education

The conference on 11 December 2017 was held jointly with the Higher Education Authority (HEA) as part of the Memorandum of Understanding between QQI and the HEA. National and international speakers and panelists discussed the theme of Internationalisation in Irish Higher Education and presented case studies of national initiatives. Click here to download a copy of the programme.


Presentations and Resources

Internationalization for quality enhancement: A quest for clarity, cohesion, confidence
Laura E. Rumbley, PhD, Assistant Prof of the Practice and Associate Director, Boston College Center for International Higher Education (CIHE)

Curriculum, teaching and learning: Internationalisation in the Irish higher education context
Associate Professor Marie Clarke, Dr Linda Yang, School of Education, University College Dublin

EMASI- enhancing mobility of access students Ireland
Sinead Lucey, Irish Universities Association (IUA)

Facilitating the fair recognition of international qualifications
Dr Niamh Lenehan, QQI

International Students in Ireland: Enriching for Irish students and Irish society
Professor Hannah McGee, RCSI

Internationalisation of the curriculum and quality improvement – What’s the connection?
Professor Betty Leask, Emeritus Professor of the Internationalisation of Higher Education,
La Trobe University, Australia

Mid-term evaluation of Erasmus+, relevant findings
Lewis Purser, Irish Universities Association (IUA)

Initiatives on the internationalisation of teaching and learning
Dr Terry Maguire, IT Tallaght (former Director of the National Forum)

English for Academic Purposes (EAP):  enabling non-1st English language international student engagement in Higher Education
Sue Hackett, QQI