International Staff Week CSBMI 2019

Our next International Staff Week, the ISW2019, will be held from Monday 18 to Friday 22 November 2019, in Kortrijk, Belgium. As a guest lecturer, you are free to present a business-related topic of your choice to our second year students in Business and Office Management and in Applied Informatics.

Your participation

Interested in being a guest lecturer during our International Staff Week? We'd love to have you as our guest! Your practical and interactive workshop should contain: 

  • a two-hour seminar: you present yourself, introduce your topic, explain a case study/assignment for our student teamwork (this should be a relevant business case related to your topic) and get the teams started on the assignment
  • one hour of independent team work by the students
  • a one-hour session to listen to and give feedback on the presentations by the students

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 in one hour (with a team of 4 or 5 students).

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

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. 

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. 

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 KORTRIJ 01). 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-CSBMI.


Online registration is possible until 20 September 2019. You will also be asked to preferably upload a picture of yourself for the Who's Who booklet (or send it through mail afterwards).

Register now!

Lynn Tanghe – Coordinator International Staff Week
Johan Cottyn – Head International Office
Anna Szermuszyn – International Coordinator Outgoing Students
Emma Braeckman – International Coordinator Incoming Students