Final Conference: November 9th & 10th, 2018

The Erasmus+ Capacity building project IMPALA holds its final conference in Cape Town on November 9th and November 10th 2018.

On November 9th, the IMPALA project will organize a Conference on Global Engagement in Higher Education: South African and European Perspectives. This conference day is open to all interested parties and stakeholders of the European Union and South Africa.

On November 10th, the IMPALA project organizes a closed event, only for staff members of the IMPALA partner universities. During this day, all staff members that were involved in the activities and who developed materials will come together to showcase and discuss further in depth their results.

Check the detailed programme of both days hereunder or download the PDF.

Programme November 9th, 2018 (Open Conference Day)

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m (Piazza).: Conference registration


9.00 a.m. - 11.00 a.m. (PLENARY - Central 2 & 3)

Rene Pellissier (Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Director Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships)
Kathleen Vercauteren (University of Antwerp, Head of Department University & Society) & Piet Van Hove (University of Antwerp, IMPALA coordinator)
Internationalization of Higher Education: South African & European trends, opportunities and challenges
Chief Mabizela (Department of Higher Education and Training, South Africa) 
Markus Laitinen (University of Helsinki, Immediate Past President EAIE)
Capacity Building & Internationalization of Higher Education - IMPALA
Piet Van Hove (University of Antwerp, IMPALA coordinator) & Executive management IMPALA partner institutions & Varkey George (Gateway Education)

11.00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.: Coffee Break

11.30 a.m. - 12.30 a.m. (PLENARY - Central 2 & 3)

Panel discussion: Decolonization & internationalization from theory to practice
Chair - Cornelius Hagenmeier (UFS)
& Segun Obadire (UNIVEN)
Asanda Ngoasheng (Cape Peninsula University of Technology), Takalani Mashau (University of Venda), Siyanda Ntlabathi (University of Fort Hare), Themane Mahlapahlapana Johannes (University of Limpopo)

12.30 a.m. - 1.30 p.m. Lunch


1.30 p.m. - 2.45 p.m.  (PARALLEL SESSIONS)

How to become a globally engaged university? - South African and European perspectives

Guest speakers will be sharing their expertise and debating current topics. They will invite you to discuss opportunities and exchange practices in 3 parallel sessions.

Session 1 -  Theme:  Community engagement - Chair: Matome Mokoena (CPUT) - (Queens 1 & 2)
How to globally engage your students through community service learning?

Jacqueline Scheepers (Cape Peninsula University of Technology)  
Anna Kingston (University College Cork)

Session 2 -  Theme:  Partnerships & networks - Chair: Quinter Onyango (UFH) - (Central 2)
How to engage your institution in international networks?
What is the impact on central and individual level?
Leolyn Jackson (Central University of Technology, President IEASA  & former Director SANORD)
Markus Laitinen (University of Helsinki, Immediate Past President EAIE)
Raimonda Markeviciene (Vilnius University, President Utrecht Network)

Session 3 Theme:  Internationalization of the curriculum - (Central 1)
How to internationalize your curriculum? 

Part 1: Collaborative online international learning (COIL) (Beginner Level) - Chair: Segun Obadire (UNIVEN)
Jon Rubin (COIL Consulting) , Lavern Samuels (Durban University of Technology), Eva Haug (Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences)

2.45 p.m. - 3.15 p.m.: Coffee Break

3.15 p.m. - 4.30 p.m.

Sessions 1 & 2 continued
Session 3, part 2: Joint programmes  - Chair: Chuene Annah (UL)

Francesco Girotti (University of Bologna), Anja Hoffmann (University of Graz), Sarah Van der Westhuizen (Stellenbosch University)

4.30 p.m. - 5.00 p.m.

Wrap-up (PLENARY -  Central 2 & 3)

6:00 p.m. Dinner (Piazza)

Programme November 10th, 2018 (closed IMPALA partners event)


9.00 a.m. - 10.30 a.m. (PLENARY - Central 2 & 3)

Presentation IMPALA products & results by the IMPALA Communities of Practice
Part 1


10.30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. : Coffee Break

11:00 a.m. -12.30 p.m. (PLENARY - Central 2 & 3)

Presentation IMPALA products & results by the IMPALA Communities of Practice
Part 2


12.30 p.m. - 1.30 p.m.Lunch


1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (PARALLEL SESSIONS)

Further in depth training: part 1

WORKING GROUP 1: Internationalization Strategies (Queens 1)
Trainers: Anders Ahlstrand (The Swedish Council for Higher Education)  & Cornelius Hagenmeier (University of  The Free State)

WORKING GROUP 2: Short Term Programmes & Summer Schools (Queens 2)
Trainers: Patricia De Clopper (University of Antwerp/Utrecht Network & Francesco Girotti (University of Bologna/Utrecht Network)

WORKING GROUP 3: Internationalization of the curriculum (Central  1 & 2)
Africanization & Decolonization
Trainers: Merle Hodges & Varkey George (Gateway Education), Piet Van Hove (University of Antwerp)
Trainers: Jon Rubin (COIL Consulting), Lavern Samuels (Durban University of Technology) , Eva Haug (Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences)
WORKING GROUP 4: Project Writing & Management (Central 3)
Trainers: Livia Mercatelli & Filippo Sartor (University of Bologna)

WORKING GROUP 5: Mobility Toolkit (Harlem)
Trainers: Anja Hoffmann & Elisabeth Zingl & Christian Hirt (University of Graz)

3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. : Coffee Break

3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (PARALLEL SESSIONS)

Further in depth training continued: part 2

6:30 p.m. Closing Ceremony - Dinner & Dance (Piazza)