International Staff Week 2024

General Information

Event dates: 28/10/2024 - 31/10/2024

Title: How to Boost Internationalisation at Home: Strategy & Practical Approach

Location: Barcelona Campus, mainly in the Aula Jardí

Format: onsite

How to Boost Internationalisation at Home: Strategy & Practical Approach

28 - 31 October 2024 - Staff Week, UIC Barcelona

Goal of the event

The main aim of this event is to invite partners and to provide them with an opportunity to share and promote knowledge about international mobility and internationalisation at home, its challenges and opportunities, and to share our focus and experience to grow smarter together!


Topic and activities

Throughout the week, participants will take part in different workshops and activities to reflect on and develop different projects about internationalisation at home. Within the workshops, we will also discuss other relevant topics such as linguistic challenges, organising international events and COIL, among others.

Also, participants will have the opportunity to meet our students and staff in our International Fair. This event will be an amazing way to promote your university exchange programme amongst our UIC community.

Last, but not least, we have also organised some cultural activities about our city and traditions.

We hope you would like to join us for a week of international cooperation, networking and competence sharing in Barcelona!


Who is it aimed at?

Administrative staff and international coordinators from Partner Universities both within and beyond Europe. 


Application and acceptance

Application deadline: 31st May

As the event has a limited number of places, we will process all applications after the deadline and inform all accepted participants in June.

Please find below the criteria that will be considered for accepting applications.

Maximum number of admitted applicants: 25.

  • Partner with UIC Barcelona
    • Applicants from partner universities and who offer a keynote presentation will be given priority.
  • How many participants per partner are applying
  • Partner with several UIC degrees (and both campuses)
  • Closer partners (e.g. a lot of mobility)
  • Geographical difference (our goal is to include variety)


What is the cost of the programme?

Registration Fee is €100 and includes:

  • Welcome pack
  • Opening event with invited speakers
  • Coffee breaks each day
  • Lunch at UIC canteen each day
  • Activities and workshops, including materials
  • Guided tour in the Gothic district
  • Stand at the International Fair
  • Cultural celebrations and events

Payment details are only sent to the accepted participants.


Can the training be funded through Erasmus+ STT grants?

Yes, each participant can apply for a mobility grant within their institution. 

We will provide all the required documentation for the Erasmus+ STT grant applicants.


Working language

English, minimum B2 level required.


How do I register?

By filling in the application form available here until 31st May.

Should you require any additional information, do not hesitate to contact us either by


E-mail:                Phone: +34 93 018 2993


Provisional programme (Subject to changes)


9:00 - 9:30

Welcome to UIC Barcelona. 



Breakfast and coffee available 

Barcelona Campus

9:30 - 10:00

Presentation of the International Relations team and the Staff Week

Barcelona Campus

10:00 - 12:00

Opening event with invited speakers


Debate and discussion

Barcelona Campus

12:00 - 13:00

SUCTI Workshop I


Systemic University Change Towards Internationalisation

Barcelona Campus

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch at UIC canteen

Barcelona Campus

14:00 - 16:00

SUCTI Workshop II


Systemic University Change Towards Internationalisation

Barcelona Campus

16:00 - ?

Meet up with our UIC team and colleagues


Informal meeting to get to know each other.


Please confirm your attendance in the application form.

Bar nearby campus



9:30 - 11:00

International at Home Strategy:


Presentations on different approaches and strategies on internationalisation at home.


Barcelona Campus



Parallel sessions


11:00 - 13:00

Session 1:


International Events: Musts & Challenges



Session 2: 


Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL)


Barcelona Campus

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch at UIC canteen

Barcelona Campus

14:00 - 16:00

Session 3:


Language Challenges in your Institution

Barcelona Campus

16:00 - ?

Free guided tour in Gothic Quarter


Get to know our beautiful city and its history with this free guided tour in the very heart of Barcelona.


Please confirm your attendance in the application form.

City Centre


wednesday 30th october  

10:00 - 13:00

Group Workshop:


Practical module on new initiatives to implement internationalisation at home in your universities.


Sharing of projects and final discussion.

Barcelona Campus

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch at UIC canteen

Barcelona Campus

14:00 - 15:30

International fair organisation with participants.

Barcelona Campus

15:30 - 17:00

Free time


19:00 - 20:30

Group dinner


At your own expense.


Please confirm your attendance in the application form.

City Centre


thursday 31st october  

9:30 - 13:00

International Fair


You will have your own stand. 

Please, bring some material to present your country and your university at the fair.


E.g. pictures, small posters, brochures, merchandising, typical sweets / food, etc.

In both campuses


Barcelona & Sant Cugat

13:30 - 15:00

Lunch at UIC Campus Barcelona for all participants

Barcelona Campus

15:00 - 16:00

“La castanyada” celebration and closing.

Barcelona Campus