Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Canada’s Humber College to share global vision for students at EAIE Prague

Humber’s Internationalization Strategy demonstrates its commitment to creating a community of students equipped to thrive in a global economy

Students at  Humber College
Toronto, Canada – September 16, 2014 – HumberCollege Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning (Humber), a leader in public postsecondary education in Canada, has outlined its plans to create a global-ready community of students, faculty and staff. The vision is explained in Humber’s comprehensive internationalization strategy for 2013-2018, which has been published for the first time and will be shared at the EAIE(European Association for International Education) conference in Prague from 16 –19 September 2014.

With more than 27,000 students (including over 3,000 international students), Humber provides diverse, global perspectives and opportunities to support the development of intercultural skills and global citizenship. This helps prepare students for the global workplace as well as enabling them to contribute to a more equitable and sustainable world.

Humber achieves this preparation through initiatives focused on recruiting and supporting international students, providing opportunities for Humber students to study and work abroad, and providing opportunities for faculty and staff to engage in internationally focused professional development initiatives.

Humber’s strategic plan for 2013-2018 centres on five key objectives:
  • Recruit and support an increasingly diverse group of students from countries around the globe
  • Provide opportunities for students to earn academic credit while studying or completing placements abroad
  • Ensure that Humber faculty and staff are equipped to support internationalization efforts across the campus
  • Develop strategic partnerships designed to engage the Humber community in academic exchanges and collaboration
  • Advance initiatives that create opportunities for faculty and students to contribute to international development initiatives globally.

Diane Simpson, Dean of International at Humber, said: “The strategy is aligned with and supports Humber’s broader five-year strategy and demonstrates our commitment to exceptional teaching and unparalleled student-centered education. It

embodies our guiding vision: to create a community of students poised to thrive in a global economy. Given the timing, the EAIE conference in Prague is the perfect backdrop for us to share the strategy with our global partners.”

Humber’s Internationalization Strategy is focused on strengthening Humber’s status as a global postsecondary institution by increasing efforts to recruit and support international students; providing opportunities for students to study and work abroad; developing strategic partnerships to further inter-cultural exchanges; and creating opportunities for faculty and staff to contribute to international development initiatives.

Editors Notes
A full copy of Humber’s Internationalization Strategy can be found here:
Established in 1967, Humber is one of Canada’s leading postsecondary institutions. Committed to student success through excellence in teaching and learning, Humber serves more than 27,000 full-time students (including over 3,000 international students)  and 56,000 continuing education registrants. With an internationally recognized reputation for quality learning, Humber offers a wide-range of career-focused opportunities for students to personalize their educational path, including 170 full-time programs across more than 40 fields of study, 200 part-time and 400 online programs or courses. More than four out of five of Humber graduates are employed within six months of completing their studies. Visit international.humber.ca for more information.

For additional information and to arrange interviews please contact:

In Canada:
Daniella Cross, Manager International Marketing & Communications
Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning         
+1.416.675.6622 ext. 5672                                                  

In Europe:
Kelly Lloyd-Watson – Managing Director, KLPR

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