After the data analysis stages, the consortium developed the three resources/outputs that are at the heart of the project and its applied nature. These pedagogical resources are, thus, informed by the data collected during three sequential phases:

Stage 1 – Institutional Audit

Between December 1st 2016 and March 16th 2017, the research team conducted 25 individual interviews at the three partner institutions with relevant stakeholders, i.e. individuals who occupy key positions/roles in the internationalisation processes of partner institutions. Data were analysed thematically and a summary report was produced. Findings from this stage informed the design of focus groups.

Stage 2 – Focus Groups

Between April  4th and May 9th 2017,  the partnership conducted six focus group sessions (two in each partner institution), one with students (home and international) and one with staff at partner institutions. The focus groups had a total of 49 participants, 28 of which were students and 21 were staff. A thematically analysis was carried out and a summary report was produced. Findings from this stage informed the design of the survey questionnaire.

Stage 3 – Online Survey

 Between September 27th and November 27th 2017, quantitative data were collected via an oline survey which was disseminated among students and staff across partner institutions, expanded as much as possible across other European higher education institutions. This led to a total of 342 valid survey questionnaires. A statistical report was produced sumarising the key quantitative findings. 

All three stages of data collection paved the way for developing the following three major pedagogical resources (see Outputs):

  1. An audit tool for universities seeking to benchmark their Internationalisation at Home practices;
  2. A curriculum framework for ‘internationalising your university experience’;
  3. An evidence framework for evidencing and communicating advances in Internationalisation at Home.

All three resources were disseminated in multiplier events across England, Belgium and Italy, as well as in the project's final conference which took place in Bolzano, Italy, on September 8th at the EURAC Research Centre (please see News & Events for more information on the project's final conference).