Internationalisation of Icelandic Universities: How do we ensure the quality of learning and teaching of international students in Icelandic HEI?

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Location: VHV-023, Veröld – Hús Vigdísar Finnbogadóttur
Thursday 23 January 2020, 12.30-16.00.

Chair: Skúli Skúlason Professor, Hólar University College

12.30-12.45: Opening of the seminar
Eygló María Björnsdóttir and Jóhanna Ásgeirsdóttir, The National Union for Icelandic Students

12.45-13.00 Studying at the University of Iceland as an International student: Welcoming and Orienting
Aníta Hannesdóttir, University of Iceland

13.00-13.40 Educational Aspirations, Opportunities and Challenges for Immigrants in University Education in Iceland
Hanna Ragnarsdóttir and Artëm Ingmar Benediktsson, University of Iceland

13.40-13.55 Learning and teaching in international programs at the Icelandic University of the Arts: The experience of students and teachers
Sigríður Geirsdóttir and Þorgerður Edda Hall, Icelandic University of the Arts

13.55-14.10 Inclusion of International Students and Growing Opportunities
Kolfinna Tómasdóttir, Student Council of the University of Iceland

14.10-14.30 Coffee

14:30-15.20 Workshops:

  • The language challenges – how do we deal with this?
  • The student learning experience – does it matter how we deal with recruitment and induction of international students?
  • A diverse international student body – how do we reach all groups, not just exchange students?

15.20-15.45 Reports from workshops and discussion

15.45-15.50 Closing of the workshop

15.50-16.30 Refreshments

Please register here for the seminar no later than 20 January 2020.