Bridging Perspectives: A Strategic Approach for the Internationalisation of Curricula through Graduate Attributes
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This paper describes a strategic approach for the internationalisation of education which involves aligning institutional and disciplinary perspectives, through a focus on graduate attributes. Generic graduate attributes are transferred into specific graduate profiles for degree programs. These graduate profiles make internationalisation explicit in the context of a discipline and provide guidance for interventions towards an internationalised curriculum. Based on Barrie (2007), the case of a study program at the University of Groningen (NL) shows that this approach can lead to shared and well-defined rationales for internationalisation in the context of a specific discipline and, subsequently, enables the allocation of tailor-made support activities.