Internationalisation in Continuing Engineering Education: a Case study
Delft TopTech is the school of executive education of Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands and offers executive master programmes. This contribution gives answers on how universities, i.e. university institutions for continuing education, can improve their performance by international cooperation. Using literature and best practices a model is developed, which has an axe for commercial responsibility and an axe for content responsibility. Nine options vary from completely centralised in Delft, via Sales offices and Partnerships to Licence selling. In the analyses, with the use of this model, it became clear that Delft TopTech should start on internationalisation in Western Europe. Staying a national institute will isolate the school in the university and it will loose its connection with customers and participants. The case study gives that the most appropriate method of internationalisation is partnerships with other universities.