Creating International Community Staff Week

13 - 17 May 2024

  • Are you a higher education professional working in Applied Research and/or Internationalisation? 
  • Then join us in Antwerp, Belgium for a 5 day international week of collaboration and innovation.
  • Help create and be part of an international community.

What to expect

  • Network with fellow research and internationalisation staff. Build lasting connections. 
  • Get an in-depth understanding on how to develop an international community in higher education.  
  • Share best practices from your profession and get answers to your learning questions around our central theme: Creating International Community. 
  • Identify relevant institutional collaboration opportunities. 
  • Get a campus tour, meet your KdG counterparts & discover Antwerp. 

Be our guest for this immersive experience!

More questions?


  • Online: introductions & sharing of learning questions via MS Teams on May 6th, 2024, 6.00-8.00PM.
  • On campus: 5-day programme in Antwerp May 13th – 17th, 2024

Choose your track! And make it work for you. View the programme to select sessions in Applied Research or Internationalisation.

View the complete programme (pdf)

For whom?

The international week is open to staff preferably from KdG partner universities and Universities of Applied Sciences, working in Applied Research or Internationalisation.

As a candidate, you are:

  • Prepared to share good practices, to actively contribute ideas, to act as a ‘critical friend’
  • Employed at a partner higher education institution
  • Fluent in English (speaking, listening, reading, writing)

Questions about eligibility? Contact us at 

How to apply?

Registrations will be open from January 2024 until Friday March 15th, 2024

  • Register by filling in the online application form.
  • The week is free of charge. Your travel and accommodation expenses should be covered by your home university, preferably via the Erasmus+ programme.
  • KdG will select candidates based on the application form, the candidate’s motivation and the compliance with the described target-group requirements. 

  • Max. 2 applicants from the same institution (consider teaming up with your Internationalisation/Research colleague). 

  • For more information on the application procedure and selection, please contact


We organise this week as an Erasmus+ Blended Intensive Programme encouraging you to apply for Erasmus+ staff mobility funding at your host institution.

  • Apply in time for Erasmus+ Staff Mobility funding, following instructions from your own institution.
  • Please also check if your organisation is eligible to engage in blended Erasmus+ activities.

Included in the programme

  • International dinner on May 16th

Also hosted by KdG

Are you a lecturer in Applied Social SciencesHealth Care, or Teacher Education? 

Check out the details of our parallel international staff week: Crossing Borders Staff Training week


All meetings are located at our main campus, unless stated otherwise.

Campus Zuid
Brusselstraat 45

+32 3 613 18 00

Google Maps

  • Easily accessible by train, tram, bus, bicycle, scooter ...
  • Cozy coffee bar and food market
  • Lots of work places
KdG binnenplein campus Zuid
KdG Antwerp (photo by Frederik Beyens)
Antwerp - Grote Markt

Practical information

Antwerp is a fascinating city in which there is plenty to see, do and learn about. It's a city that is best discovered on foot or by bike. 

Important links:

You can buy the “Visit Antwerp Guide” with walks through Antwerp, it’s available in Museum shops and in Visit Antwerpen Visitor centers: Central Station helpdesk, Koningin Astridplein, Het Steen, Steenplein 1. 

Discover Antwerp, Belgium’s ‘capital of cool’

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