Internationalisation and Language Skills at the University of Copenhagen
The project Internationalisation and Language Skills at the University of Copenhagen is an interdisciplinary collaborative project to be implemented in the period 2013-2016. The aim is to develop a number of initiatives that can contribute to strengthening the international dimension of study and learning environments across the University. The project is funded by the University's 2016 Pool for Educational Initiatives.
Like many other universities, the University of Copenhagen has seen increasing internationalisation of its study programmes over the past few years. This has led to a surge in the number of international students who take their entire programme at the University of Copenhagen, which in turn has produced a need for better language skills for students both during the programme and as a key competence in the transition to a global labour market. On top of this, the changing student composition has also revealed a need for developing new university pedagogy. Supported by the 2016 Pool, therefore, this project will address the various needs arising in the wake of the internationalisation of University study programmes.
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The project is based on an interdisciplinary collaboration between the following faculties and units across the University of Copenhagen:
- Faculty of Humanities (project management)
- Faculty of Science
- Faculty of Social Sciences
- Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
- Faculty of Theology
- The central University Education Services
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2016 Pool for Education
The 2016 Pool was established in 2012 by the University of Copenhagen management to strengthen interdisciplinary collaboration and establish more robust links between research and education across the University.
In October 2013, following the recommendations of an international panel, the management granted approx. DKK 66 million from the 2016 Pool for six interdisciplinary educational projects to be implemented in the period 2013-2016.
These funds are aimed at improving educational programmes and inter-faculty collaboration at the University of Copenhagen in the same way as the research grants distributed earlier in the year.