Public Lecture: Internationalisation of Higher Education Institutions: Drivers and Tools?



On 29 October, USJ will hold a Public Lecture about Internationalisation of Higher Education Institutions: Drivers and Tools? at the Don Bosco Auditorium.

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From October 28th, the University of Saint Joseph will hold an Internationalisation Week for its staff. As part of the initiative, a series of workshops, meetings and this public lecture will be held.

Internationalisation is a strategic priority for the vast majority of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) worldwide. However, it still means different things to different people. What should HEI’s administrators do when the different stakeholders lack a common understanding of internationalisation? How do they optimise investments if there is no common goal to be reached? Through the study of different successful internationalisation strategies and the analysis of the main rationales and tools for internationalisation, we developed a model to be used by managers to improve economic performance. This model, to be presented, is targeted at HEIs’ managers to assist decision-making processes.


Magda Ferro holds a Licentiate degree (5 year) in International Relations, a Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing, a MBA Diploma, and a MSc degree in Management. Her MSc dissertation addressed the Internationalisation of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) from a management perspective. For the last 10 years Mrs. Magda has been working with Internationalization of HEIs, setting up the International Office at Universidade Católica Portuguesa – Porto, where she is the Office Head. Currently, Mrs. Magda is leading the development of the university’s internationalisation strategy and policies, as well as managing the implementation processes. Her main topics of research are the Management of Internationalisation and Internationalisation at Home Processes.

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