Dr. Jos Beelen
‘Every graduate from the STEM disciplines will make use of knowledge that has been generated in other countries and contexts. Some of that knowledge is universal but another part of it is specific to certain countries or cultures. Graduates of the STEM disciplines will need employability skills, also called 21st century skills or transversal skills. Graduates will work in teams with fellow professionals from other cultures and countries, also if they have a career in their home country. Some of those teams will work on line. Students may learn some of these skills by study or internship abroad, but only a minority of students is mobile. That is why we need to internationalise the home curriculum for all students.’
Dr. Jos Beelen is senior policy advisor at the Amsterdam School of International Business of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. He is also senior researcher at the research group ‘International cooperation’ at The Hague UAS and Honorary Research Fellow at Coventry University.
He was the editor EAIE’s ‘toolkit’ Implementing Internationalisation at Home (2007) and has since written a range of articles on this topic, often co-authored with researchers from Europe and Australia. He acts as a reviewer for the Journal of Studies in International Education (EAIE) and is a member of its Publication Committee. He chaired the Expert Community internationalisation at home of EAIE for a number of years and is also a certified senior trainer at EAIE.
Jos is currently doing research into the internationalisation of learning outcomes in academic programmes. One of the issues he focuses on is developing the skills of academic staff that enable them to assume ownership of curriculum internationalisation.
Together with researchers of The Hague, Rotterdam, Stenden and Hanze UAS in The Netherlands he is involved in launching the Centre of Expertise for Global Learning.