Internationalisation Project at Campus Gotland
Campus Gotland is attracting more and more students and teachers from around the world. We need to identify how the support services should be organised to facilitate incoming and outgoing students and staff, and to make Campus Gotland suitable as an international meeting place. This is to contribute to internationally competitive education and research at Campus Gotland and strengthen the collaboration with Region Gotland and other actors in international contexts.
In light of the above, a special internationalisation project is under way in 2018-2019 with the aim of developing Campus Gotland as an international environment and meeting place, strengthen the support of international students and teachers and generally increase internationalisation at Campus Gotland. The project is in turn divided into the following four subprojects:
- From Admission to Welcome
- Education Administration and Student Support
- Workplace Language, Culture and Identity
- Recruitment of International Staff (this subproject starts later).
Subproject 1: From admission to welcome
- Map the student’s path from admission to welcome at Campus Gotland, propose improvements based on the student’s perspective and implement decided changes.
- Map and clarify Campus Gotland’s part in the university’s communication to international students, at various organisational levels, propose improvements based on the student’s perspective and implement decided changes.
- Map and clarify responsibilities and the division of work for Campus Gotland students with a housing guarantee.
- Identify and illustrate prioritised areas of improvement that can facilitate international students’ contacts with local authorities and other relevant actors on Gotland.
Subproject 2: Education administration and student support
- Mapping the course offering in English and identifying current and future needs for course offerings in English for elective semesters in the international programmes at Campus Gotland.
- Implementing procedures to monitor planning of the course offering in English that illustrate the options for international students, incoming and outgoing, and coordinating common needs.
- Coordinating support for programme coordinators or the equivalent with regard to mobility windows for study abroad.
- Identifying and proposing what support functions and activities we should offer for international students. And possible reinforcement needs.
- Identifying Rindi’s role and clarifying the interface between Rindi and Campus Gotland with regard to support and communication to students.
Subproject manager: Christer Waldenström.
Project team: Jonathan Schalk, Sara Utas Vestling and Micaela Janatuinen.
Subproject plan 2: Education administration and student support (pdf)
Subproject 3: Workplace language, culture and identity
- Implementing the university’s communication to internationals language policy based on the conditions at Campus Gotland.
- Prioritising international and intercultural skills development in development discussions.
- Developing inspirational materials for international skills development.
- Mapping needs for educational support to make use of international perspectives in courses.
- Overhaul of the sign programme at Campus Gotland with proposals of measures and implementation.
- Identifying and proposing what support employees need to arrange international conferences and meetings at Campus Gotland.
In the 2019/2020 academic year, four international bachelor's programmes (out of a total of 19) and ten international one- and two-year master's programmes (out of a total of 12) are offered at Campus Gotland. Of about 1,100 full-year students studying on campus (i.e. not distance students), around 20% are estimated to be international students.
The subprojects are part of a project organisation and are led by a steering committee on internationalisation at Campus Gotland.
Project owner and chair of the steering committee
Olle Jansson, Adviser to the Vice-Chancellor for Campus Gotland
Members of the steering committee
Tord Berglund-Fred, Head of unit at the Unit of services – Campus Gotland
Erika Dabhilkar, head of Unit at the International office within the Student Affairs and Academic Registry Division
Emma Prowse, lecturer, Department of Game Design
Micaela Janatuinen, chairman at Gotland student union Rindi (until May 2019)
Christer Waldenström, project manager at the internationalisation project.
Continuous reporting from the steering committee to the Planning Council for Campus Gotland takes place during the project period.
The internationalisation project at Campus Gotland, which runs from September 2018 to September 2019, is taking place within the framework of the Programme for Campus Gotland 2017-2021.
Project directives: Support for internationalisation at Campus Gotland (pdf)
Do you have any questions or comments about internationalisation at Campus Gotland? Contact Christer Waldenström, Chief project manager for the internationalisation project.