ERIC Number: EJ1021694
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
The Changing Landscape of Higher Education Internationalisation--For Better or Worse?
Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, v17 n3 p84-90 2013
Internationalisation has transformed the higher education landscape around the world and has dramatically changed itself. Some question whether the change is for better or worse given some of the unintended consequences of internationalisation such as commercialisation, diploma and accreditation mills, international rankings and the great brain race. The importance of internationalisation is recognised but are the benefits, risks and processes fully understood? This article takes a hard look at new developments and challenges related to the international dimension of higher education. It argues for focusing on the collaborative, mutual benefit, capacity building, and exchange aspects of internationalisation to optimise the benefit for individuals (students and staff), for higher education institutions (learning, research, service) and for the country and region as well.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Change, Global Approach, Definitions, Educational Trends, Educational Practices, Student Mobility, Faculty Mobility, Academic Standards, Academic Degrees, Commercialization, International Educational Exchange, Regional Cooperation, Global Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Higher Education
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