Institutional Benchmarking as a Strategic Tool to Develop Internationalization

October 25-November 12, 2021 | Online


Mathias_FalkensteinMathias Falkenstein

Dr. Falkensteinis a Professor of Practice in Higher Education Management at Luiss Business School, Luiss University in Rome, Italy. Mathias is also the Managing Director at XOLAS, a Higher Education Consulting Firm based in Berlin, Germany. XOLAS is assisting global universities and business schools in designing and implementing institutional change, with particular attention to issues of sustainability and responsibility, quality management and internationalization. Mathias worked as Director of Business School Services at the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) in Brussels, Director of International Relations at IÉSEG School of Management in Paris & Lille, and Director of the International Summer University at the Free University in Berlin. He started his career as a Program Officer at the North American headquarters of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in New York. Mathias serves currently in different business school advisory boards and is the chair of the Supervisory Board of the Positive Impact Rating. Mathias is also a research fellow and post-doctoral graduate at the International Centre for Higher Education Management (ICHEM) at the School of Management, University of Bath, UK.

Wilfred_MijnhardtWilfred Mijnhardt

Mr. Mijnhardt is passionate for universities, business schools, responsible research, excellence and impact. He has vast experience in institutional advancement and is a pioneer in academic policy development and building support infrastructures to strengthen the quality, productivity, viability, social and academic impact of research and the academic career-paths of researchers. In his current role, his energy focusses on the strategic transition of Rotterdam School of Management and Erasmus University of Rotterdam towards impact driven institutions. Internationally he is an active member in networks like RRBM, AACSB, EFMD and PRME. Wilfred holds a master’s degree in Public Administration a Diploma in Management of Change (both from Erasmus University). He is as presenter at conferences and participates in the annual joint Development Programme for Directors of Research, a joint initiative between the Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS) and the British Academy of Management (BAM).


Carmen_NeghinaCarmen Neghina

Carmen Neghina, PhD is a Senior Marketing Analytics Consultant at Studyportals. She is an experienced researcher in higher education and services marketing. Carmen has a PhD degree in services marketing, with a specific focus on value co-creation and service interactions, as well as a Master’s degree in Marketing and Business Administration from Radboud University. Her work has been published in scientific journals such as Marketing Theory and the Journal of Services Management. She has co-authored a variety of research articles and whitepapers, more recently focusing on international education, student mobility patterns, online study choice behaviour, international student satisfaction and two reports on the growth of the pathway sector. In her previous roles as Head of Intelligence and Thought Leadership Manager she has published several reports based on Studyportals data in collaboration with EAIE, British Council, and Cambridge English. Her work has also been publicized in the media, and she has offered interviews for Times Higher Education, University World News, the BBC and Washington Post.

Jeanine_RomanoJeanine Romano

Dr. Jeanine Romano has a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Measurement and Evaluation from the University of South Florida. She is currently working as the Director, Business Education Data, Benchmarking, and Analysis at AACSB International- The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. She previously worked as a Psychometrician at The American Board of Pathology and was the Project Manager for their CertLink MOC Assessment Initiative. Dr. Romano has worked in the field of Higher Education for over 20 years as a faculty member and in Institutional Research and Assessment both in the United States and the Middle East.She is a founding member of the Middle East North Africa Association of Institutional Research (MENA-AIR) . She has participated in over 80 research conference presentations. Her work has been published in the Journal of Experimental Education, Journal of Educational and Psychological Measurement, Journal of College Student Development, and Internet and Higher Education. She has been nominated for the Florida Educational Research Association’s distinguished paper award six times and has won this award both in 2004 and 2006. She was also the recipient of the 2007 Florida Association of Institutional Research Best Paper award. Her research interests are in the areas of Statistics, Educational Measurement, and Institutional Effectiveness & Assessment in Higher Education.