The seed for the SUCTI project was first planted in 2011 at the Universitat Rovira i Virgili (Tarragona, Spain), when the idea of creating an internationalisation course targeting administrative staff first came about. The initial course conceived and implemented in 2011 has evolved and improved overtime, especially through the work done via the Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership programme and the fabulous consortium of partners behind it, including: The EAIE, the Global Impact Institute, the UNESCO Chair of Higher Education Management of Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Center for Higher Education Internationalisation at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, University of Porto, Justus Liebig Universität Giessen, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan and its associate partner SGroup European University Network. The project was coordinated by the Universitat Rovira i Virgili.
SUCTI aims at empowering administrative staff by providing them with knowledge and skills related to their university’s internationalisation process.
Administrative staff represent the backbone of universities. If they are convinced of the importance and added value of internationalisation, they can become genuine change agents and play an important role in the transformation of the internal mindset of their universities, enabling these to become truly internationalised institutions.
More information can be found on the project website: www.suctiproject.com
The “Train the Trainers” course is an intensive full-week training course which aims to transform administrative staff into SUCTI trainers so that they can deliver the SUCTI training in their own institutions, in their own language, to their peer administrative staff members.
Once our universities have trained all their staff, they will have absorbed the concept of internationalisation, and this systemic change will make them truly international institutions. Our final aim is therefore that internationalisation becomes second nature and not merely an extra.
This "Train the Trainers" programme will provide trainers with all the tools they need to give courses on internationalisation at their home institutions, and help them bring about the much-needed systemic change towards Internationalisation in their own institutions.
This training course focuses on three different types of content:
The Train the Trainers course is entirely in English.
The number of places is limited (maximum 16 participants, although exceptionally 20 participants might be accepted)