Out of the network of institutions in countries that are not part of the European Union, Artevelde University of Applied Sciences opted for a strategic collaboration with five partner countries, i.e. the ‘strategic alliances’: Ecuador, Canada, China, South Africa and Vietnam.
The collaboration with these countries goes beyond a normal alliance. The partnerships encompass all possible domains, so that both parties get the best out of the international cooperation:
- mutual student and staff mobility
- joint programmes
- collaboration in research and services
- benchmarking for departments and offices
- the further expansion of an international network
Each alliance is represented by a ‘strategic agent’ who follows up on the contacts with the institutions and who is also the contact person for the various departments that are interested in expanding their cooperation network.