The internationalisation of the organisation of a social science and humanities Graduate School requires measures at all levels:
- Change all internal and external communication to English. This also involves policy documents, financial administration, correspondence, office notes and announcements, and is especially challenging for support staff.
- Recruit international and diverse staff
- Acknowledge special festive days of international staff and students.
- Spend time and care on internal community building.
- Acknowledge that PhD students will be away from school for prolonged periods of time and offer, therefore, online supervision and course arrangements.
- Articulate the school’s internationalisation policy in collaboration with all stakeholders (transversal team) and align it with the home university, using the support services available.
- Participate in international consortia and partnerships of institutions and schools that have a similar mission.
- Example: The Central European University, the Doctoral School of Political Science, Public Policy and International Relations (CEU) is a partner in the GRADNET consortium, which includes eight leading universities in Europe.