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Internationalising the University

A Spiritual Approach


Part of the Spirituality, Religion, and Education book series (SPRE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Kalyani Unkule
    Pages 1-19
  3. Kalyani Unkule
    Pages 21-52
  4. Kalyani Unkule
    Pages 53-88
  5. Ilm
    Kalyani Unkule
    Pages 89-120
  6. Kalyani Unkule
    Pages 121-152
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 153-154

About this book


This book takes a critical look at the internationalisation of higher education and argues for the importance of grounding education in spiritual perspectives. Using spiritual traditions to review the practices, programmes, and philosophies of learning that internationalise universities, the author proposes a paradigm for internationalisation that respects other ways of knowing. This focus seeks to decolonize knowledge and promote intercultural understanding, as well as help students achieve holistic personal development while studying abroad.


study abroad Hinduism International education non-dualism bhakti Rabindranath Tagore

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.O. P. Jindal Global UniversityIndia

About the authors

Kalyani Unkule is Associate Professor and Director of International Affairs and Global Initiatives at O.P. Jindal Global University, India, where she teaches international relations while researching and practicing higher education internationalisation. In her previous roles, she has worked with corporate and third sector organizations in different parts of the world. She is also a thought leader and experienced trainer on the themes of cross-border partnership building and management and nurturing young leaders for the future.

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