The Challenges of the Multilingual and Multicultural Learning Space in the International University. It is an Erasmus Academic network with 38 Educational Institutions in 27 countries.
In the development towards the European Higher Education Area (EHEA), many Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) are facing challenges formerly unknown to them: Students and lecturers alike form much more heterogeneous groups than ever before, speaking a wide spectrum of languages and representing a wide spectrum of cultural backgrounds in what may be termed the Multilingual and Multicultural Learning Space (M&MLS).
The aims of the IntlUni Erasmus Academic Network are:
- to identify the quality criteria that should characterize teaching and learning in the Multilingual and Multicultural Learning Space; and
- to develop recommendations for how Higher Education Institutions may implement and ensure the sustainability of quality teaching and learning in the Multilingual and Multicultural Learning Space.
On behalf of the LC of the UCY the project was undertaken by Shaunna Joannidou and Eleni Nikiforou.