Education is recognised by the United Nations as a fundamental human right. It should prepare graduates for a life in a globalising and an increasingly digitalised environment.

To succeed in this mission, education must be global and education systems must be interconnected and collaborating, with a long term vision.

In this context, internationalisation is the perfect tool to increase quality of education and its outcomes to benefit the society at large.

Luminar Foundation brings together educators and other professionals in international education to design and enact change.


Luminar Foundation engages in diverse projects related to internationalisation of education in Central and Eastern Europe and the entire European Union.

It curates space for educators and professionals at international education institutions, non-governmental bodies, representatives of local, regional and central government to discuss and implement relevant change.

Importantly, the activities aim for change toward greater quality in education, student-centred education and the academic community's well-being at all levels of education.

Since 2015 Luminar Foundation has cooperated with over 50 international universities, education institutions and other bodies and collaborated with dozens European and non-European experts in education and internationalisation.


To facilitate sharing best practice and research about internationalisation, its opportunities and challenges, Luminar Foundation organised a discussion forum for the leaders in higher education, Leadership Forum in Higher Education.

The Forum was an initiative focusing on internationalisation of higher education and discussed issues vital to higher education sustainability and development. It highlighted necessary adjustments, solutions, methods, and tools helping higher education institutions implement changes.

These crucial adjustments include changes in governance, management, and financing, as well as in the curriculum, leading to modernisation, intelligent internationalisation, better results in the employability of graduates and life-long cooperation between the academic environment and the business and science communities.