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Internationalization of Curriculum

Internationalization at Home

In line with the trend in higher education worldwide, internationalisation has been identified as one of the development themes of CUHK. The term ‘internationalisation’ can be used to refer to a number of things, e.g. cross-border higher education, student exchange, academic exchange, etc. It does not only mean putting local and international students in the same classroom (Leask, 2008, 2001)*. In this regard, the University also subscribes to the concept of ‘Internationlisation at Home’ (IaH). It is our intention to ‘help students gain a global and international experience without leaving CUHK through the creation of a truly international environment at the University by embedding multicultural elements in all aspects of university life’**. Internationalising the curriculum at faculty and programme levels is thus encouraged so that more CUHK students will benefit. To guide and facilitate the development of curriculum in this direction, the ‘Conceptual Framework on Internationalisation of Curriculum’ (IC) has been developed and endorsed. The IC would only be useful if it could be translated into courses and outcomes identified. In the 2019-22 triennium, the University will sustain its efforts to encourage current and new initiatives in support of the strategic priority internationalization.


*Leask, B., 2008, Internationalisation, globalization and curriculum innovation, in M. Hellstén, & A. Reid (eds.), Researching International Pedagogies: Sustainable Practice for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Dordrecht, London: Springer, pp 9-26. Leask, B., 2001, Bridging the gap: Internationalising university curricula. Journal of Studies in International Education, 5 (2), pp.100 - 115

**Meeting documents of Second Meeting (2015-16) of the Senate Committee on Teaching and Learning

What's new!

Internationalization of Curriculum: 
Case Studies in CUHK and 
The University of Göttingen, Germany 

Internationalization of Curriculum(IoC) has been widely advocated in higher education locally and globally. CLEAR has been supporting teachers in their IoC development. We are pleased to invite Dr Tanja Reiffenrath from the University of Göttingen and share the Göttingen Model in IoC. She will also discuss the challenges during process and some initiatives to address them. From the Göttingen Model to CUHK Model, Prof Thomas Chiu and Dr Kenneth Li will articulate their internationalized curricular initiatives with their funded projects. The holistic view of its implementation across the globe and our similarities or dissimilarities in understanding IoC, challenges, and tackling will be showcased. 

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