In 2002 Inge Nitsche founded Expatise®, a non-commercial, collaborative network of Global Mobility stakeholders. It was in this inspiring environment the Expatise Academy  was born as a response to an increasingly complex getting environment in the wake of globalization. International workforce management started becoming a topic for corporations and specifically HR departments. Handling international employees was and still is a challenge for HR professionals. Education and life-long learning was regarded key for serving international employees adequately.