Internationalization of the Curriculum: Moving ahead together
Event lasting 2 days, from 17 to 18 November 2022, about the Internationalisation of the Curriculum (IoC) and is organised in cooperation with four Swiss universities: BFH, HES-SO, SUPSI, ZHAW.

The event will be in English.

Internationalization of the curriculum (IoC) is a transformative process of higher education that begins, first and foremost, with a commitment. In this event, four universities in Switzerland (BFH, HES-SO, SUPSI, ZHAW) report on their joint commitment to advance IoC in Swiss higher education in a systematic and impactful way. Together with invited guest speakers from different parts of the world, participants will reflect on, and exchange experiences about, the potential and challenges involved in making internationalization a formal component of higher education curricula. This includes a conversation about how we can move on from intention to action and how we can get financial support for innovative initiatives. Two keynote speeches and parallel interactive sessions for exchange will headline the event. The event is open to all stakeholders and colleagues interested in the topic and will allow time for interaction and networking.


From 17 November 2022, 13:00

To 18 November 2022, 12:30


This event takes place at:

Polo Universitario Lugano - Campus EST, Via la Santa 1, CH-6962 Lugano - Viganello

The event is hosted by the Department of Innovative Technologies (DTI) of the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland.

Plenary sessions will be in presence, with the possibility to follow them in streaming mode.
The interactive sessions will be held in hybrid mode. Please consult the details of the

interactive sessions



Eva Haug, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands
Dr. Amit Marantz-Gal, Sapir College, Israel
Prof. Betty Leask, La Trobe University, Australia
Maria Stergiou, Movetia, Switzerland

Event Program

13:00             Registration for people on site
13:30-14:15   Welcome Address
14:15-15:00   Eva Haug – Capacity building for IoC and COIL (in-person)
15:00             Coffee Break  
15:30-16:30   Interactive Sessions
16:30-17:15   Amit Marantz-Gal - Engaging Academic Staff in Internationalization of the
                      Curriculum: The ‘Orbits of Facilitation’ approach (in-person)
17:30-18:00   First Day’s Resumé  
18:00             End of the day   
09:00-09:45   Betty Leask - Imperatives and opportunities to internationalize curricula
                     (online only)
10:00-11:00   Interactive Sessions  
11:00-11:30   Coffee Break  
11:30-12:00   Maria Stergiou -  How to fund innovative initiatives (in-person)
12:00-12:30   Closing Remarks
12:30             End of the event


Image Registration

For further information and registration:

Swiss Global Competence Lab

SUPSI International Office

Venue of the event