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ERIC Number: EJ860755
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
ISSN: ISSN-1056-4934
In the Eye of the Beholder? Conceptualizing Academic Attraction in the Global Higher Education Market
Cremonini, Leon; Antonowicz, Dominik
European Education, v41 n2 p52-74 Sum 2009
Globalization steers modern society and contributes significantly to the internationalization of higher education. New means of transport and communication expand educational and research opportunities worldwide and higher education is becoming a blossoming global industry. It is also seen as a vital part of national policy and the national economy because in today's fiercely competitive world knowledge adds real value. In this environment, countries face a tough competition to be a magnet for world-class academics and the brightest students. In other words, they must make themselves academically attractive. Therefore this article tries to answer the question of what constitutes a country's "academic attraction." We will conceptualize the phenomenon of academic attraction and identify different measures of capturing it. Finally, the paper will identify the best available indicators to assess academic attraction and apply them to selected European Union countries (the UK, Germany, France, Italy, and the Netherlands). (Contains 3 figures, 3 tables, and 11 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: France; Germany; Italy; Netherlands; United Kingdom