How do you engage with society? Survey addressed to Higher Education institutions and international relations


Within the framework of the IHES (Internationalisation in Higher Education for Society) project, the Academic Cooperation Association (ACA) launches a survey that aims to identify interesting case studies and examples of good practice in international higher education for society.

As associate partners, GUNi kindly invites international relations officers, senior leadership, central policy officers, department directors, etc... to fill out the survey. It should take around 15 minutes and it will be open until 15 March 2021.

Is your higher education institution conducting activities for society with an international dimension? How does your HEI address societal needs? Have you taken part in activities that promote societal engagement through  internationalisation?

We would like to hear your story! To share your examples, make sure to fill out this survey, which will take only 15-20 minutes of your time. Interesting examples and best practice will be showcased in an online repository and analysed in an upcoming report.

This mapping exercise is part of the new Erasmus+ project called Internationalisation in Higher Education for Society (IHES) which aims to foster internationalisation activities with value for society. Based on the needs analysis, different approaches will be explored, compared and tested in a "regional lab" setting offered by Catalonia and Olomouc region. The results will feed into new institutional guidelines for implementing IHES activities and the development of a regional model for similar initiatives in the future.

We hope you will be interested in showcasing your practice via our survey and joining the emerging community of "IHES-friendly" organisations!

More information about the project is available here. If you have any questions about the survey, do not hesitate to get in touch with Martin Bogdan (


  • UNESCO. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • The Catalan Association of Public Universities (ACUP)

Sponsored by

  • Generalitat de Catalunya. Ministry of Business and Employment. Department of Research and Universities
  • Generalitat de Catalunya. Ministry for Foreign Action and Open Government