Conferencia final del Proyecto y evento para actores interesados en Turquía – Estambul

On September 22-23 we welcomed over 50 colleagues from higher education institutions from Türkiye, Europe and Africa to the project’s final conference in Istanbul.

The conference was free to register and offered those working in internationalization at universities in an international office, academic unit or administrative units such as institutional research, strategic development, technology or data management an opportunity to reflect and gain new knowledge on the topics of management of data in higher education institutions and specifically how internationalisation data can be used for decision making. The conference offered participants ways to achieve this through sessions that looked at best practices, case studies, relevant projects in the area of international cooperation and quality assesment amongst others.

It was also an opportunity to showcase the free online software tool and training module that was developed as part of the HEIDA project and raise interest in the use of the tool amongst the participating institutions.

If your institution is interested in testing or using the HEIDA online tool please email us at

HEIDA Project Conference downloads:

  • Opening speech from Koç University Vice-President for Research and Development Prof. Irsadi Aksun
  • Keynote session – “Are you data capable?”, Andy Youell, Director of the Higher Education Data & Information Improvement Programme (HEDIIP), United Kingdom
  • Plenary session – The HEIDA Project: presenting our results and the online HEIDA tool and training module, Melissa Abache, Global Engagement Coordinator, Koç University
  • Session 1 – Using data to monitor the quality of international partnerships objectively. An introduction to eQuATIC, an online quality assessment tool for international cooperation, Paul Leys, Gent University, Belgium
  • Session 2 – A certificate for assessing the quality of internationalisation (of programmes and institutions): criteria, best practices and challenges. The CeQuInt project, Marie-Jo Goedert, ECA – European Consortium for Accreditation & CTI – Commission des Titres d’Ingénieurs, French accreditation body for engineering degree programmes
  • Session 3 – Data Warehousing and Managing Performance at HEI – case study, Valerij Dermol, International School for Social and Business Studies
  • Session 4 – (Big) data: what data do you need to be successful and measure return on investment. The effectiveness of international and student recruitment activities and what data you need to measure success, Laurens Vehmeijer, Study Portals, Netherlands
  • Session 5 – “Developing a shared group of internationalisation indicators at the Catalan Higher Education Institutions: key learnings and benefits to date”
    Marta Vilalta, Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona