Internationalisation for Lecturers and Staff Members
As an innovation-oriented organisation, Artevelde University of Applied Sciences promotes incoming and outgoing staff mobility. We are always working on reducing potential barriers and implementing new frameworks and initiatives that facilitate and disseminate these international activities.
Lecturer Exchange, Job Shadowing and Benchmarking
International experiences are not only enriching for students. A trip abroad can also be very inspiring for lecturers and other staff members. They can gain lots of inspiration and insights from shadowing colleagues and comparing their way of working or teaching. Thus, staff mobility gives both us and our partner institutions the chance to improve through collaboration and comparison. In addition, it is an excellent way to strengthen the ties between international institutions.
Advanced English Course (C1)
Artevelde University of Applied Sciences attaches great importance to good language skills. All our staff members can take free language lessons via the accessible online platform Altissia. Furthermore, we offer a blended formula of English, consisting of online and face-to-face classes at different levels.
Lecturers who wish to teach in English must pass the Cambridge Advanced English exam, the C1 exam of the British Council. In this way, we ensure the best (language) education for our national and international students. 139 of our lecturers have already passed the C1 exam.
International Staff Weeks
Every year, each department organises an international staff week around a specific field of expertise. During this week, we invite lecturers and staff from our various foreign partner institutions for an interactive programme. It is the ideal opportunity to network, to share ideas, to discover the latest developments in your field of study during workshops for lecturers and students, to benchmark, and to brainstorm about future international projects. And to explore Ghent, of course!