Training Program within Phase 1 of RICH-Ed WP5 Hosted at HIT
In our capacity as the leading partner university for WP5, HIT has now completed the Phase 1 tentative two-day training as described in the project application (5.2 deliverables), which consists of one half-day intensive training program and a series of 90 minutes sessions for intercultural learning at the HIT Faculty and Staff English Salon which was initiated by the HIT core team.
On October 28th, 2020, 25 administrative and management staff from 15 schools and administrative divisions of HIT participated in the intensive training program on the theme of “Interculturality and Internationalization of HE”. A very high degree of satisfaction was found in the follow-up questionnaire survey on the content, methods and the overall organization of the training.
By now approximately 400 faculty and staff have participated in the HIT Faculty and Staff English Salon, formally launched on September 27th, 2018, with lectures and discussions on topics related to English communication skills, culture and intercultural encounters, etc., which has served as an excellent platform for dissemination, promotion and implementation of the RICH-Ed project. All the English Salon sessions since 2018 (over 40 hours) with those directly related to intercultural learning are counted as 1.5 days of WP5 training.
A detailed report on the Phase 1 training at HIT was submitted to the project managing team at KU Leuven and the Steering Committee on November 18th, 2020 with feedback and suggestions for the 2nd revision of WP5 modules and the Phase 2 of WP5 training at all the Chinese partner institutions.