International Staff Week 2021 at Commercial Sciences, Business Management and Informatics

The International Staff Week 2021 will be held from Monday 22 to Friday 26 of November 2021, in Kortrijk, Belgium.

Your workshop

As a guest lecturer, you are free to present a business-related topic of your choice to our second year undergraduate students. Your practical and interactive workshop should contain:

  • a 2-hour seminar: you present yourself, introduce your topic, explain a case study or assignment for student teamwork (this should be a relevant business case related to your topic) and get the teams started on the assignment (part of the second hour can be used to coach the teams)

  • 1 hour for the student teams to work on your assignment (independently)

  • a 1-hour session for you to listen to and give feedback on the presentations by the students

Our students

Students are free to register for a workshop of their choice. They are undergraduates in business or office management, wellbeing and vitality management or in applied informatics. Your three-hour programme will be scheduled twice to two different groups of about 20 students, each divided in 4 or 5 teams for the case study/assignment.

In between the introductory seminar and the feedback session, students will have one hour to work independently on the team assignment. Please prepare a task that is challenging enough for them to sink their teeth in but also feasible to finish within one hour (with a team of 4 or 5 students).

International Fair

Your presence is also required at the International Fair held on Wednesday evening. This annual event is an opportunity to promote academic exchanges in general and your home institution in particular, to both our local and our Erasmus students.

Your network

We annually have over 30 people from about 15 different countries taking part in our International Staff Week. Needless to say that this event gives you the opportunity to extend your personal international network.

In the course of the week, visits and meetings will take place with foreign and local colleagues, local government and business people. By tradition, on Thursday we organize an excursion and a farewell dinner, both an excellent opportunity to meet with all the other guests.


This teaching mobility can be financed by ERASMUS+ through your institution’s International Office provided there is an Erasmus+ agreement between your institution and VIVES (B KORTRIJ01). Guest lecturers will receive a certificate stating that they have taken part in teaching activities amounting to 8 hours. If there is no Erasmus+ agreement at present, but you would like to have one drawn up, please contact [email protected], head of the international office at VIVES-Commercial Sciences, Business Management and Informatics.


Online registration is possible until 10 October. You will also be asked to preferably upload a picture of yourself for the Who's Who pages in the programme for incoming and local staff (or send it through mail afterwards).

For further information, please contact [email protected].

Lynn Tanghe – Coordinator International Staff Week

Johan Cottyn – Head International Office

Emma Braeckman – International Coordinator Incoming Students

Anna Szermuszyn – International Coordinator Outgoing Students

VIVES University College – Commercial Sciences, Business Management & Informatics Doorniksesteenweg 145 – 8500 Kortrijk - Belgium