On May 20th, 2010, the Medical School launched its International Strategy.
The document has been developed by the Dean, the Delegate and the Office of International Affairs, in collaboration with the Medical School International Committee.
The International Strategy emphasises the importance of internationalism as a core ingredient in a world-class Medical School. It is based on the consideration that internationalisation has a positive impact on the competitiveness and quality of our Medical School.
It is an ambitious and totally innovative project that builds on existing strengths and experiences. It is a flexible instrument that allows development of new action lines, and the integration of new proposals.
The International Strategy aims at:
- coordinating and sustaining all existing, emerging and new activities
- providing a framework for the development of short term plans and projects and for all efforts carried on by groups and individuals
- informing faculty members, students, administrative structures within the Medical School on the direction in which the Medical School will be developing in the next years
- providing a set of core values to be shared by all components of the Medical School.
The Strategy indicates a long-term direction which will be taken in enhancing internationalisation at the Medical School.
The Strategy has identified 12 broad long-term aims:
Aim 1: An effective institutional framework for internationalisation
Aim 2: Excellence in curricular development and academic design with international component
Aim 3: Increasing opportunities for international mobility (outgoing students)
Aim 4: Support for incoming students
Aim 5: International mobility of home faculty and staff
Aim 6: Enhancement of incoming staff mobility for teaching and research
Aim 7: Participation in international networks
Aim 8: Medical School international profile, ranking and reputation
Aim 9: Development of an international culture within the Medical School
Aim 10: New tools for virtual internationalisation experiences in combination with the advancement of ICT
Aim 11: A strong institutional image and international presence
Aim 12: International research
The International Strategy will be implemented through identification of annual priorities.
2010/2011 priorities include:
- Alumni Programme (Aim 8): pdf
- Visiting professors programme (Aim 6): pdf
- International mobility for students (Aim 3)