PROJECT SUMMARY

The project DHIP is co-financed by the European Union Erasmus+ Programme, in the frame of its KEY ACTION 2: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices, Action Type: Capacity Building in Higher Education. It started in October 2018 and will last until October 2021.

D H I P stands for

Developing

Higher Education 

Institutions'Internationalisation

Policies

The starting point of our project is a holistic idea of internationalisation. The standard and widely accepted definition, as " the process of integrating an international dimension into the teaching, research and service functions of the institution", does not capture in our view the essence of a process whose ultimate goal is to integrate the institution into the emerging global knowledge production and transfer (research and learning/teaching) network, while enhancing its relevance for its own students and territory. Our definition emphasises the HEIs' need to become an integral part of the world's knowledge and learning/teaching system, not only to benefit from it but also to contribute to its development. This rationale calls for change in existing structures, operating modes and mindset to allow the institution as a whole (staff, students, and future employers) to contribute to the emerging global knowledge and learning network. The project foresees joint elaboration of strategies and roadmaps for each partner, using cutting edge techniques and tools, including those created in the Tuning Latin America and ECHE principles. The result foreseen will be the increased ability of the Latin American partners to start and manage their internationalisation process effectively, enhancing mobility and quality, and thanks to carefully planned dissemination and twinning, improve the performance of other HEIs in the region and the EU.