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Regional and Special Interest Groups

ICLHE currently has three Regional Groups (RG) and one Special Interest Group (SIG), you can choose to join any group when you sign up to become a member of ICLHE


Should you be interested in creating a new group, please let us know

We ask for a minimum of ten interested fully paid ICLHE members to start a new group

DACH Regional Group

The DACH Regional Group is a forum for researchers, practitioners, and other stakeholders interested in EME in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.

The group aims to:

  • promote collaboration and networking among members

  • share resources, problems, potential research projects, and best practices

  • support the development and implementation of EME and learning programs in the region

  • conduct research on EME and learning in higher education

The group is open to all ICLHE members in the DACH region.

To join the group, please visit the RGs & SIG space in the Member Zone.

The current RG leaders are Charla Schutte and Louise Klein.

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East Asia Regional Group

Our group provides a forum for ICLHE researchers and practitioners in East and Southeast Asia to discuss issues affecting them and their institutions. Our overall aim is to work towards improving both research and practice related to ICLHE in East Asia.

The current leadership team has members based in Japan, Vietnam Thailand and Indonesia.

To find out more or to join the East Asia RG, please contact us or check out our website.

For information about our symposia and other events, find us in the member zone or join our mailing list here to sign up for our newsletter.

Italy Regional Group

The Italy RG seeks to promote an understanding of issues related to content and language integrated learning in higher education in Italy by creating a network of researchers, practitioners and other stakeholders working collaboratively on various professional activities, including research, teaching, policy development, and administration.

To find out more or to join the Italy RG please contact us.

The current RG leader is Lynn Mastellotto.

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Spain Regional Group

Our main objective is to enhance collaboration amongst all the professionals based in Spain who are interested in the integration of content and language in higher education. In this respect, researchers, content lecturers, (applied) linguists, and educational developers working in the internationalisation of HE are welcome to join.

To find out more or to join the Spain RG please contact us 

The current RG leader is Inmaculada Fortanet-Gomez.

For more information, read the blog post on the home page of our website.


Welcome to the PhD Special Interest Group! The aim of the group is to create a community of early career researchers working in similar areas that can exchange ideas and questions and learn from and with each other. We facilitate this by organising discussions and other activities that focus on two main areas: 

Academic content related to the EMI or perhaps better yet, the EMEMUS context, for instance sharing information, perspectives, bibliography and discussions to enhance our understanding of the field. We can identify areas of convergence, perhaps in methodologies, and so develop synergies, as well as areas of divergence, which will expand our vision of EMEMUS in our various contexts. 

The research process and the ‘nuts and bolts’ of getting the PhD done (and staying sane in the process!). This includes discussion on bibliography management systems, issues of time management, setting priorities, writing, the delicate area of emotional management and motivation, getting published, and so forth.


We have monthly one-hour online meetings to connect and support each other, exchange ideas and discuss topics chosen by the members.

The PhD SIG is a space where members can share and solve problems collaboratively and find intellectual support and motivation among peers as they make their way in ICLHE. Please do contribute - all ideas are welcome for turning this SIG into a practical community! We are looking forward to you being part of the group! 

To find out more or to join the PhD SIG, please contact us.

The leader of the PhD SIG is Verena Grau, University of Vienna

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