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Internationalisation | PIE


PIE (Platform Internationalisation ELIA) is a platform for discussion, cooperation and guidance for your institution’s approach to internationalisation.

PIE is a platform for sharing knowledge on implementing the different facets of internationalisation within higher arts education institutions. And of course, we will indulge in some real pie during the meetings – food for thought and body!

ELIA facilitates the activities of this platform, which represents the multidisciplinary and multi-cultural character of the ELIA network. Meetings are often digital but also physical, at least once a year. Starting in November 2020, members of PIE will be able to meet and chat in ELIA’s virtual meeting space.

PIE was initiated by ELIA in 2018 thanks to Aparajita Dutta and Thomas Greenough with the aim of establishing a grassroots group involved in researching and implementing internationalisation in higher arts education institutions.



Faced with the challenges of internationalisation in the 21st century, the platform raise questions and issues within internationalisation in higher arts education institutions.

In more detail, PIE focuses on internationalisation within arts education, including the:

  • Implementation of strategies and policies
  • Impact of internationalisation on curriculum development 
  • Students and staff development through internationalisation
  • Supporting exchanges and institutional cooperation

PIE strives to form a bridge between the ambitions of international officers and policymakers and the reality within the departments of the International Office, while following the ELIA Strategic Focus 2016-2020.



PIE is open to policymakers, deans and heads of internationalisation, teachers and other staff members of ELIA Member Institutions who are researching, advising on, and making strategies and policies. 



Registering for PIE means joining a global, digital platform on internationalisation. Receive relevant information on this topic, and be the first to hear of upcoming meetings and events. All individuals affiliated with an ELIA Member institution may access MyELIA and join the virtual PIE Platform in the member’s environment. By registering to a PIE event, you automatically join the platform. Each user registration to Platforms are managed in the signed-in environment – MyELIA.



Aparajita Dutta - Head of International Affairs at The Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, The Netherlands

Thomas Greenough - Head of International Academic development at The Glasgow School of Art, United Kingdom

Barbara Revelli - ELIA Head of Membership and Content