How to think of internationalisation in link to accreditation

29. Apr 2020 | HOW TO webinar series, Webinars

In these Corona-times it seems that internationalisation in our field is currently frozen in space. However, we need to keep the internationalisation momentum with the international community  going.

Internationalisation at home and among the international community can be linked to accreditation on various levels and for various stakeholders: education, research, services, students, alumni, faculty, corporate world and more.

The focus of this webinar is how to maintain, audit and build a strong portfolio of partnerships. This requires well-considered strategic choices to guarantee quality of a good partnership management to develop collaboration activities in the context of internationalisation of education.

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About the speaker

Lena Candries is from Belgium and is an experienced senior director in international business relations and development.

She holds a bachelor of science – business administration with an emphasis on management and marketing and holds a master in international business administration from Saint Louis University in the USA.

She joined the Antwerp Management School in January 2009 and was business director of the full-time and executive part-time master programs. Responsible for synergies between the various programs; internationalisation; student recruitment, career advice and development services, quality and growth of the master programs; and co-managed the international university accreditation AACSB.

She joined the University of Antwerp, faculty of business and economics in September 2016 as director of international relations and development. She is responsible for the international non-degree activities and catalyst in strengthening and integrating the international components of the faculty (partner relations, international mobility, summer schools, exchange, English master programs, internationalisation at home).

Prior to joining management education Lena spent 20 years in the USA as an entrepreneurial and culturally focused marketing / management professional in the field of international strategic marketing. Experience focused on revenue and profit enhancement through development and management of prospect and customer databases, targeted direct marketing, client management, logistics, and design of internal and external communication links. She also has teaching, training & coaching, and consular experience (honorary consul).


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