26 July 2022
The FRIENDS project Internationalisation at Home (IaH) National Conference coincided with APU’s 3rd Annual FRIENDS Day celebrations on 26 July 2022. The event started with an introduction to the APU and BUC FRIENDS teams, with an introduction to Erasmus+, and to the FRIENDS project.
During the virtual conference, Ayse Deniz Ozkan, Vice-Director responsible for Global Education and Partnerships at Istanbul Aydin University, Turkey, provided a session on Intercultural Awareness and why it is important in today’s globalized world. Associate professor at the Connor School of Management, Dr. Shankar Chelliah, spoke on the need to be globally minded to be competitive on the job market and how to become a future entrepreneur.
The conference was attended by approx. 60 participants including representatives of academic communities outside the FRIENDS consortium. The event was concluded with a round up from all the presenters with a clear message that Internationalisation at Home (IaH) is crucial for students moving forward into their careers and should be considered as a vital element for all institutions of higher learning. (FRIENDS National Conferences on IaH Agenda, FRIENDS National Conferences on IaH Report, Video of the Event)