The project will directly target the implementation of international relations policies at national level and improve management knowledge and skills for international relations at institutional level. The main expected outputs will be achieved through experience transfer, training for capacity building, specific actions to address institutional sustainability, roundtables, planning procedures for internationalisation, and the network approach to formalise the project results.

Outcome 1. Reform Need Analysis & Institutional Building.

These activities will serve as an introduction to the overall project objectives and provide opportunities to assess the main barriers for internationalisation (Analysis of barriers for credit recognition and international mobility of students & academic staff/Int.research), and also discuss the applicability and transferability of internationalisation models (Observation session for Top-Management level Staff & Observation session for IRO Staff level). Finally, this activity will end up buying and instaling the equipment which is fundamental for the implementation of the upcoming activities

Outcome 2. Promoting HEIs governance reforms.

These activities are concerned with building the structural and institutional capacity to embed and implement the knowledge garnered in Outcomes 1. Organising 2 National Round Tables to frame national dialogue. Drafting "IRO Management Guide in Laos”. Designing/Improving Internationalisation plans.

Outcome 3. Capacity Building through training.

These activities will serve to provide tailor-made training initiatives in fields relevant to Laos HEIs and provide opportunities for discussion. Laos HEIs will also be invited to present success stories and case studies to learn from other institutions operating in the same country/context. Development of workshop. Workshops implementation, 6 Modules developed and delivered to 5 Laos HEIs. Replication of Workshops at a National Level.

Outcome 4. Networking and Sustainability.

These activities will provide formalised structures to continue the project work beyond the life of the project and create a forum for further learning and experience sharing in the country. Internationalisation Network set-up and Sustainability: Drafting the Network´s Business Plan will focus on creating and providing sustainability of the first Internationalisation of the HE Network in Laos. Raising awareness of the benefits of internationalisation at a national level (Internationalisation of HE National Conferences/2). Besides that, participation of the network in international higher education events will allow the network to be present in key events on international education such as the Annual EAIE Conference, the IAU International Conference or the FUIW General Conference.