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Internationalization

Gerard Majoor and Susan Niemantsverdriet

in Lessons from Problem-based Learning

Published in print August 2010 | ISBN: 9780199583447
Published online September 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191594519 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583447.003.0025
Internationalization

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This chapter focuses on the internationalization of Maastricht University's problem-based learning (PBL) programme. By the end of the 20th century, Maastricht University had adopted ‘international orientation’ and ‘PBL’ as two spearheads for its institutional profile. This emphasis on international orientation coincided with growing attention in Europe for internationalization of higher education, which was boosted by the European Union's (EU) Erasmus programme followed by the Tempus and Socrates programmes and the Bologna declaration (advocating the structuring of academic programmes in a Bachelor and a Master phase). As a consequence, the FHML saw an increasing number of its students take study leaves abroad and visiting students participate in educational units presented in English.

Keywords: Erasmus; Maastricht University; medical education; problem-based learning; internationalization of education

Chapter.  3580 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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