15 October 2009

15 October, 2009 - 17:13 to 17 October, 2009 - 17:15

The Santander Group held its Liaison Officers Meeting in Ghent University, and more particularly the International Relations from 15-17 October 2009.

We tried to move on from new directions given to the Group at Tarragona and Cluj and have provided a programme which concentrated on a number of issues that are very practical but also crucial to the survival of internationalisation - i.e. benchmarking, attracting international students and the tools/procedures to manage different forms of mobility and keep track of them. More information on how to prepare for these sessions will be given later. In each case discovered what is happening in the member institutions and how we can learn from each other. In this respect practical implementation is more important than theory.

On the second day we saw how far we had succeeded in bringing a new dynamic to the Santander Group since last year and how we could contribute to ensuring the effective implementation of current SG policies. We also trird to find out how we could work together even better in the future.

Click here for the Updated Programme

Date: 15-17 October 2009

Place : Ghent University – Belgium


  1. International indicators/benchmarking : an international perspective
  2. Recruiting international students : how to promote your institution abroad
  3. Use of software tools for internationalisation
  4. Internal SG business

Programme :

Thursday 15 October
Afternoon: Arrival and check-in at hotel
20.00    Dinner  in Restaurant Het Pand
             Welcoming package

Friday 16 October
Venue: Het Pand
09.30 - 10.30    Welcome
10.30 - 12.30    « International indicators and Benchmarking »
12.30 - 14.00    Sandwich Lunch at Het Pand
14.00 – 15.30   Workshop in groups
15.30 – 17.00   a) Recruiting international students
                       b) Use of software tools for internationalisation
19.00                  Dinner at Restaurant Foyer
Saturday 17 October
Venue: Het Pand
09.30-11.00    Internal  SG business, Part I 
11.00-12.00    Internal SG Business, Part II
12.00-12.30    Closing session
13.00-16.30    Lunch and cultural programme

For the detailed programme, click here

Info UGent:

Info Gent:

Ibis Hotel Gent Centrum Opera
Nederkouter 24-26 - 9000 - GENT
Tel : (+32)9/2250707

30 single rooms provisionally reserved for 2 nights  (Thursday and Friday)
Reservations for Saturday fall outside the scope of the meeting

How to get to Ghent?
Click here for the route description 

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