Adinda van Gaalen

Adinda van Gaalen
Ghent University | UGhent · Faculty of Political and Social Sciences

Master of Science

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Introduction
Adinda van Gaalen currently works as Senior Policy Officer and Researcher at Nuffic, the Dutch National Agency supporting internationalisation in education. She is a PhD student in higher education governance at Ghent University. Her fields of interest include International Higher Education, Internationalisation strategies, Responsible internationalisation.

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Publications (23)
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The internationalisation of higher education is a key priority for the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science. Its aim is that all students in the Netherlands will have obtained international and intercultural competences upon graduation. As it is expected that, even in the near future, not all students will go abroad during their studies...
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We all know that the international education sector must play its part in tackling the climate crisis, but how do we deal with the fact that climate goals are often in conflict with internationalisation ideals? We must make strategic choices that weigh both the benefits of internationalisation and the environmental costs.
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When it comes to integrating internationalisation in the curriculum and ensuring internationalisation for all, the true impact of our efforts is being fully committed to supporting our educators. As the key players in creating purposeful and inclusive internationalisation, educators need to be properly equipped with expertise, resources, research a...
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What does success in the internationalization of higher education look like in a constantly changing world? How is successful internationalization defined? What is the evidence of such success for students? How can institutions go beyond documenting numbers to assessing actual changes that occur as a result of internationalization efforts? This cha...
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Nikula, PT, & Gaalen, A. van (2021). Balancing International Education and its Carbon Footprint. Critical Voices 1(4). Critical Internationalization Studies Network. https://criticalinternationalization.net/2021/05/13/balancing-international-education-and-its-carbon-footprint/
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The report maps recent and ongoing research on the added value of internationalization in vocational education and higher education in the Netherlands. Based on the inventory, we discuss where needs and opportunities lie for future research. These include - Effects of internationalization on the Dutch educational quality; - The interculturally com...
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Dit document dient als intern en extern gespreksdocument, om samen met opdrachtgevers, doelgroepen en stakeholders het gesprek te kunnen voeren over de impact die de coronacrisis heeft op internationalisering in het onderwijs. En daarnaast ook het gesprek te voeren op welke manier we ons kunnen voorbereiden op die onzekere toekomst en welke rol int...
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Although positive effects of internationalisation of higher education (IoHE) have been fairly well identified, both in literature and policies, negative effects are often overlooked. This paper uses the People, Planet, Prosperity (3P) values framework of the United Nations (UN) to map undesired consequences of IoHE. A Web of Science literature sear...
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This paper offers a comparative study of national policies in nine countries in Europe, North America and Asia. The research focuses on whether and how national policies on student mobility address undesired consequences such as exclusion, the carbon footprint or economic inequality. The aim of the research is to enhance ethical and sustainable int...
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Reflection on the influence of values in higher education and how these may clash or cause dilemmas for higher education internationalisation policy and practice.
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An integrated approach to research on internationalisation in all education sectors, is essential to the future of internationalisation in higher education. In this article we focus on secondary education and argue that a deeper understanding of internationalisation in this sector provides insights that are essential to the development of internati...
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Internationalised secondary education programmes in the Netherlands report challenges for their students in the transition from secondary to higher education. Are these anecdotes indicative of a wider challenge: is there a gap to bridge between internationalization in secondary and higher education? From quantitative data, interviews, and a survey,...
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In de periode 2015-2017 krijgen de instellingen hoger onderwijs zelf de kans krijgen om aan te tonen dat ze in staat zijn om de volledige verantwoordelijkheid op te nemen voor het borgen en verbeteren van de kwaliteit van hun opleidingen. Deze regie wordt bij de instellingsreview beoordeeld in de derde ‘trail’, de ‘reviewtrail’ genoemd. De hogescho...
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Skills are of major importance to people, influencing success in their career, in society and their wellbeing. At the moment, however, we know little about how and where children and adults acquire (international) skills, what variations or similarities there are in learning various types of skills and what helps in developing and retaining skills....
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As the analysis of centralised internationalisation at home policies -the first part of this study- showed, this topic is currently the focus of much attention. It has now become clear that this level of attention is not yet equally reflected in practice. This is partly due to the fact that institutions often lack a clear overview of the full range...
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The internationalisation of higher education is a key priority for the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science. This report provides input for a new vision on internationalisation, to be submitted to the Lower House before the summer of 2014. In addition to informing and advising the Ministry, this report also provides insight into the bro...
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p class="ListParagraph2">This article discusses how internationalization at home can be stimulated based on results of study of 54 Dutch higher education institutions. The article shows that although internationalization at home is one of the key elements of the internationalization agenda, implementation is challenged by a lack of attention to tra...
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Waar deel I uitsluitend het beleid in kaart bracht, verrijkt dit tweede deel het beeld door in te gaan op de vraag hoe internationalisation at home er bij de instellingen in de praktijk uitziet. De centrale onderzoeksvraag van dit rapport is: Wat is bekend over de daadwerkelijke aanwezigheid en toepassing van internationalisation at home in Nederla...
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The internationalisation of higher education is a key priority for the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science. This report provides input for a new vision on internationalisation, to be submitted to the Lower House before the summer of 2014. In addition to informing and advising the Ministry, this report also provides insight into the bro...
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What is the purpose of higher education, and what role does the internationalization of education play in achieving this purpose? Indeed, what does successful internationalization of higher education mean? What is the evidence of such success? Within higher education, more and more attention is being given to discussing the results of international...

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Projects (4)
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Increase the knowledge about policy and practice of Internationalisation at home in Dutch higher education institutions and thereby increasing the awareness of and interest in this form of internationalisation.
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Developing a research agenda for the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science on internationalisation of vocational and higher education. The project consists of four fases each resulting in a paper. 1. Inventory of recent publications on the added value of internationalisation of vocational and higher education in the Netherlands. 2. Literature review on the effect of internationalisation of higher education on students 3. Analysis of strategies for internationalisation of vocational and higher education institutions in the Netherlands. 4. Development of a research agenda for the next few years.
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Mapping undesired consequences of internationalisation of higher education in the literature by using the People, Planet, Prosperity (3P) values framework of the United Nations (2015). Leading to the development of a framework to be used for more ethical and sustainable internationalisation of higher education.