CONFERENCES WITH INTERNATIONAL HIGHER EDUCATION AGENCIES

Among the activities carried out by Uni-Italia to support university cooperation and cultural exchanges between countries, the Conference titled "Networks and European Agencies for the Internationalization of Higher Education" was established in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the Ministry of Education, Universities and Research, and the Ministry of the Interior. The idea behind this initiative is to facilitate the meeting between European Agencies for Internationalization of Higher Education and Italian institutions, fostering a fruitful dialogue focused on the exchange of experiences regarding student mobility policies, as well as public and private financing for internationalization.

The 4th Edition of the Conference took place on November 16, 2023, focusing on "The economic impact of international students." The objective was to investigate spending habits and the economic contribution to host countries by international students. Additionally, the first edition of the international publication titled "The economic impact of international students and graduates on host Countries" was introduced.

The 3rd Edition took place on April 28, 2016, and was dedicated to the theme of Study Visas in Europe, focusing on the most commonly encountered issues and improvement proposals. Policies adopted by various European countries to support student mobility among EU countries and to facilitate reception and integration were also examined.

The 2nd edition took place on November 21, 2014. Policies adopted by various European countries to support student mobility and facilitate reception and integration were examined, with a view to effectively utilizing available public and private resources.

The 1st edition took place on June 7, 2012, and focused on "Recruitment of foreign students, student mobility, public and private funding for internationalization, reception, and integration."

THE OPPORTUNITIES OF THE G7

On the occasion of the G7 summit hosted by Italy in 2017, Uni-Italia organized and chaired the International Higher Education Agencies Summit. This event brought together National Agencies for the Internationalization of Higher Education of the G7 countries, as well as the participation of other nations, with the aim of addressing issues related to globalization and the new challenges in higher education. Taking place in Turin on September 27th, the summit focused on the main theme: "The New Challenges: Knowledge Spreading vs New Fears."
Another important topic discussed was the internationalization of research, which included a discussion on the report "Globalizing University Research" by the AIFS Foundation (USA). At the conclusion of the event, a "Declaration on the importance of international higher education, exchange, and cooperation" was unanimously approved. This declaration can be found in the proceedings of the summit titled "International Higher Education Agencies Summit - Turin 2017."