International Network of Universities meets at Flinders - News
International Network of Universities meets at Flinders
Universities from around the world will beat a path to Flinders this week for a meeting of the International Network of Universities (INU).
On 25 and 26 February, Flinders will host the 21st INU Council Meeting, welcoming members from universities across the globe including Europe, South Africa, South America and USA.
The meeting at Bedford Park will cover the full range of INU activities, including student and staff mobility programs, sharing best practice, transnational joint projects and other collaborative activities, advancing internationalisation of member universities, and preparing students for globally engaged lives and careers.
“Flinders has a strong focus on broadening opportunities for international experience for its students,” says Pro-Vice Chancellor (International) Professor Nancy Cromar.
“Our active participation in the INU is one of the most important avenues for enabling two-way exchanges with major overseas institutions, not only for students but also for staff.”
Flinders is one of the 13 INU member universities. Over the past five years, 72 Flinders students have undertaken semester exchange, study abroad and other mobility programs with INU partners.
Flinders staff have also participated in INU Staff Shadowing Program, which aims to strengthen the links between members by providing opportunities to professional staff to visit, study, discuss, and benchmark administration and governance systems across the network.
Later this year Flinders teaching staff will again participate in the INU’s Master’s Summer School and Student Seminar for Global Citizenship and Peace, at Hiroshima University, Japan, where the theme for this year will be Indigenous Rights in the Global Context.
Ahead of this event a seminar ‘ Indigenous Rights In the Global Context: An Australian Perspective’, will be held on campus to provide an opportunity for staff to reflect on the theme and to consider how the Hiroshima event might be promoted to our students and staff.
The seminar will take place on Thursday, 25 February, from 3 to 5pm in the Noel Stockdale Room, Level 1, Central Library and all staff are welcome. More details are available on the Flinders Events page.