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ERIC Number: EJ869831
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-1598-1037
Internationalisation of Higher Education: European Experiences
Teichler, U.
Asia Pacific Education Review, v10 n1 p93-106 Mar 2009
"Internationalisation" is generally defined as increasing cross-border activities amidst persistence of borders, while "globalisation" refers to similar activities concurrent to an erosion of borders. Study mobility is viewed as the most visible component in this framework in Europe with ERASMUS as the largest scheme of temporary mobility. ERASMUS was a trigger for a qualitative leap of internationalisation strategies and policies since the 1990s: towards cooperation and mobility on equal terms, and towards systematic and strategic internationalisation. The "Bologna Process" aimed to make higher education more attractive to students from other parts of the world and to facilitate intra-European mobility; however, many other activities are needed to stimulate mobility, and the Bologna Process pursues many other objectives. It remains to be seen whether supra-national and national policies and institutional strategies will continue to opt for wide-ranging cooperation based on mutual trust or whether the "competition paradigm" will determine the scene.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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