EAIE 2016 Conference

Liverpool John Moores University – proud sponsor of the 28th EAIE Conference

Liverpool welcomes Europe's largest higher education conference.

The 28th Annual European Association for International Educators (EAIE) Conference takes place at the Arena and Convention Centre Liverpool from 13-16 September 2016. The event brings together international higher education professionals to share knowledge and drive the internationalisation agenda forward. We're delighted to sponsor the Conference and look forward to meeting as many colleagues as we can at the event. Take a look at the list below for information about our activities during the Conference and be sure to visit us at exhibition stand 314.


Join us for the following sessions and activities during the EAIE Conference.


Campus tour and Faculty showcase at LJMU
You'll get an opportunity to tour our four Faculties across two of our three campuses, meet staff and students, take a look at our modern facilities, and enjoy lunch and an information fair. The campus tour can be booked through the EAIE website.

13 September
10:15 - 17:30

Welcome event
LJMU Chancellor, Sir Brian Leveson, will welcome delegates to the city of Liverpool on behalf of the Liverpool universities’ consortium before the opening plenary session commences.

14 September

Business Education presents: What's wrong with business education? (Session 2.03)
The Dean of Liverpool Business School is speaking alongside colleagues from ESCP Europe Business School, AACSB International and RISEBA University. This feature session will discuss the future relevance and impact of business and management education with business school leaders and senior representatives from business school networks. Starting with the question ‘What’s wrong with business education?’, they will explore a number of key issues on the future of business schools and their contribution to the society at large.

14 September
11:30 - 13:00

It’s Liverpool: Collaborative Destination Marketing to promote Education in Liverpool (Session 5.09)
Liverpool is a meeting place full of creativity, aspiration and enterprise. People come here to study and do business because they know they can find the support, skills and experience they need to help them grow. This session highlights how the four higher education institutions in Liverpool work collaboratively with a variety of organisations to increase student enrolments and education-related business in the city of Liverpool, raising its profile as a global education destination. Gemma Smith, Head of International Recruitment, will be joining Gary Millar (Assistant Mayor, Liverpool City Council) Steven Small (Head of Tourism, Marketing Liverpool) and Max Steinberg (Chief Executive, Liverpool Vision) to explore the topic.

15 September
9:00 - 10:00

Senior International Officer Perspectives: risks and benefits of decentralising internationalisation (Session 5.1)
As internationalisation efforts evolve so do organisational structures. At some institutions, international activities and strategies are decentralised. Operational authority then lies within faculties and departments rather than at the central level. What are the risks and benefits of decentralising international efforts? This interactive roundtable discussion led by Dr Edward Harcourt, Pro Vice-Chancellor (External Engagement), invites Senior International Officers to debate the tensions and advantages of leaving centralised international structures behind.

15 September
9:00 - 10:00

Understanding International Students’ Experience of Learning with Technology (Session 8.03)
Amanda Mason of the Liverpool Business School is contributing to the session with colleagues from the University of Liverpool and the University of Manchester. This session reports on a literature review on international students’ learning experiences using technology, conducted collaboratively by six institutions in the UK. This project involved jointly developing a framework for the research, coordinating reading and analysis, and collaboratively producing the findings. The aim is to maximise skills and knowledge to increase research interest and understanding on this topic.

15 September
14:00 - 14:30

Networking reception at Tate Liverpool
The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Nigel Weatherill, welcomes conference delegates to a networking reception. Join us for drinks and hors d'oeuvres and an opportunity to network with international partners in one of Europe's major exhibition centres of modern art, Tate Liverpool. Guests will enjoy a private viewing of exhibitions by renowned Irish painter Francis Bacon and Austrian artist Maria Lassnig. RSVP to EAIE2016@ljmu.ac.uk.

15 September

Our international outlook

Our established links with prestigious partners across Europe and around the world provides our students with opportunities to study and work abroad. We seek to increase and deepen our partnerships so that more of our students can see more of the world, meet people with different views and lifestyles, and widen their frame of reference and influences.

LJMU's excellent teaching, world-leading research, state-of-the-art facilities and supportive staff makes us a popular destination for European and international students. Our urban campus gives students the chance to study and live in one of Europe’s most vibrant and culturally diverse cities. We are committed to establishing new partnerships and exchange opportunities so that even more students can experience living and studying in this world-class student city.

"It has affected my studies positively and I feel enlightened. It's amazing how travelling and experiencing a new culture can have such a dramatic impact in such a short space of time. "

Liam Parkinson -
LJMU student who took part in a sports development project in South Africa with LJMU's Go Global Fund