The International Affairs Department of Université de Rennes 1 hosts an International Staff Week

The internationalisation of higher education throughout the world at the heart of discussions

Erasmus Staff Week workshop © G. Le Page
  1. Workshops
  2. Meeting faculty members and discovering the campuses and scientific collections

Discussions and shared experiences formed the major part of this week focused on the development of internationalisation in higher education institutions.

14 people from Europe and beyond (Algeria, Brazil, Taiwan), including 12 different nationalities, came to the International Affairs Department (DARI) in the framework of an Erasmus week on the theme of internationalisation in higher education: lessons drawn from experience and opportunities, which took place between 5 and 9 December 2016.

Participants were welcomed by the president of the university, Professor David Alis.
 

The president of the university, Professor David Alis, welcomes participants with Dr. Annie Soriot, Director of International Affairs

 

Professor David Alis and Erasmus Staff Week particpants

 

Workshops

The aim of this Erasmus Staff Week was to create an environment for discussion around the major issues in the internationalisation of higher education, paying particular attention to three themes organised into workshops: a first workshop dealing with international visibility, with two others focused on practices, evaluation and welcome and exchange strategies between partners.

Three themed workshops:

  1. How to be visible in an international cooperation network: What indicators and rankings to use?
     
  2. How should international students be welcomed? Sharing good practice.
     
  3. Partners: selection, interaction and communication strategies. How to follow and evaluate our exchanges.

 

Workshop with Professor Pierre van de Weghe and Dr. Annie Soriot

Morning workshops

 

Meeting faculty members and discovering the campuses and scientific collections

Meetings with various members of the university were also organised, such as a meeting with the Dean of the Faculty of Economics, Professor Eric Avenel, along with Henri Cuvellier (Administrative manager) and Jean-Louis Le Fessant (Registrar's Office manager) in order to discuss the strategy of their faculty, conception and evolution of training programmes. Representatives of the IGR-IAE (Graduate school of management) and the Faculty of Law and Political Science took part in a workshop and welcomed participants to their premises in order to discuss the international student welcome procedure in their faculties.
 

Presentation of the Faculty of Economics, with the Dean of the faculty, Professor Eric Avenel, along with Henri Cuvellier and Jean-Louis Le Fessant

 

Participants at the international office of the Faculty of Law and Political Science

The week was also the opportunity to visit specific university sites such as the Paimpont Biological Field Station, with a tour of the site and a presentation of their activity, and to discover the heritage of Université de Rennes 1 through the scientific collections of the university presented by Marie-Aude Lefeuvre and Marion Lemaire and to visit the library with Danielle Becdelièvre.
 

The Paimpont Biological Field Station presented by Régis Supper, scientific cultural projects coordinator

 

During the visit of the Paimpont Biological Field Station

 

Marion Lemaire shows particpants a narval's tooth in one of the scientific collections of Université de Rennes 1

 

Marie-Aude Lefeuvre presents the cultural heritage of the Beaulieu campus

A visit of the Centre campus library

Particpants were also able to discover Brittany's tangible and intangible cultural heritage with a visit to the Cercle Celtique de Rennes and to the Parliament of Brittany.
 

Musicians at the Cercle Celtique de Rennes

Parliament of Brittany in Rennes

A complete programme and a full list of participants is available for downloading