Internationalisation at Home

Higher education internationalisation is more than mobility – if universities are to become truly ‘international’, they have to start ‘at home’. This is the motto of Developing Innovative Approaches and Tools for Internationalisation at Home (ATIAH for short), an Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership between three leading European universities: Newcastle University (UK), KU Leuven (Belgium) and Università di Bologna (Italy).


The prime aim of this project is to improve the relevance and quality of European higher education by developing tools for higher Education institutions wishing to review and improve Internationalisation at Home (IaH) practices. On doing so, the project addresses one of the Key Priority Areas of the European Commission’s Communication "European Higher Education in the World": ‘Promoting internationalisation at home and digital learning’ (COM/2013/499).

The consortium

This project brings together a consortium of three European higher education institutions, and 9 Researchers (see People), who have been identified for their research reputation, complementarity of skills and expertise, and commitment to "Internationalisation at Home". The consortium brings together interdisciplinary research perspectives from the fields of Education, Intercultural Communication, Modern Languages, and Engineering Technology.

Funding and Timeline

  • Funding programme: Erasmus+
  • Key Action: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices (Key Action 2)
  • Action Type: Strategic Partnerships for higher education
  • Project Reference: 2016-1-UK01-KA203-024354
  • Start and End dates: 01-09-2016 -  30-09-2018
  • Partners: Newcastle University (Coordinating institution), University of Bologna, KU Leuven
  • Principal Investigator: Prof. Sue Robson

Kick-off meeting in Newcastle

The first face-to-face project meeting took place at Newcastle University, between November 1-2 2016.

Partner meeting in Bologna

The second face-to-face project meeting took place at the University of Bologna between June 7-9 2017.

Partner meeting in Leuven

The third meeting took place on March 5-7 2018 at KU Leuven, Belgium

First multiplier event

First multiplier event will take place at Newcastle University on April 17th 2018.