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The Internationalization of the Academy

Changes, Realities and Prospects

  • Futao Huang
  • Martin Finkelstein
  • Michele Rostan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Michele Rostan, Martin Finkelstein, Futao Huang
    Pages 23-36
  3. William K. Cummings, Olga Bain, Gerard A. Postiglione, Jisun Jung
    Pages 55-77
  4. Michele Rostan, Ester Ava Höhle
    Pages 79-104
  5. Hamish Coates, Ian R. Dobson, Leo Goedegebuure, V. Lynn Meek
    Pages 105-118
  6. Michele Rostan, Flavio A. Ceravolo, Amy Scott Metcalfe
    Pages 119-143
  7. Futao Huang, Ulrich Teichler, Jesús Francisco Galaz-Fontes
    Pages 145-181
  8. Agnete Vabø, Laura Elena Padilla-González, Erica Waagene, Terje Næss
    Pages 183-205
  9. Jisun Jung, René Kooij, Ulrich Teichler
    Pages 207-236
  10. Martin Finkelstein, Wendiann Sethi
    Pages 237-257
  11. Michele Rostan, Futao Huang, Martin Finkelstein
    Pages 259-280
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 281-302

About this book


This volume provides a nuanced empirical assessment of the extent to which the academic profession is internationalized at the beginning of the 21st century. It indicates which are the most internationalized academic activities, and focuses on specific topics such as physical mobility for study or professional purposes, teaching abroad or in another language, research collaboration with foreign colleagues, and publication and dissemination outside one’s native country or in another language. It places the main theme in the wider context of the history of higher education’s internationalization. It provides explanations on what drives and deters academics from international activity, and documents some of the consequences that internationalization has on academic work and productivity.

This study is based on a survey of 25,000 academics working at higher education institutions in 18 countries and Hong Kong on five continents. Comparing data from the 1992 Carnegie International study to the 2007 CAP survey, relying on respondents’ perceptions of change, and comparing different academic generations, it offers valuable insights on changes in the internationalization of the academy.


academic profession academic work and productivity changes in the internationalization of the academy dimensions of the internationalization of the academy empirical assessment higher education institutions history of higher education's internationalization international activity internationalized academic activities physical mobility for study

Editors and affiliations

  • Futao Huang
    • 1
  • Martin Finkelstein
    • 2
  • Michele Rostan
    • 3
  1. 1.Research Institute for Higher EducationHiroshima UniversityHigashi-HiroshimaJapan
  2. 2.Department of Educational Leadership, Management and PolicySeton Hall UniversitySouth OrangeUSA
  3. 3.Centre for Study and Research on Higher Education SystemsUniversity of PaviaPaviaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Internationalization of the Academy
  • Book Subtitle Changes, Realities and Prospects
  • Editors Futao Huang
    Martin Finkelstein
    Michele Rostan
  • Series Title The Changing Academy – The Changing Academic Profession in International Comparative Perspective
  • Series Abbreviated Title Changing Academy
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-94-007-7277-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-024-0748-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-007-7278-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 302
  • Number of Illustrations 7 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Higher Education
    International and Comparative Education
    Sociology of Education
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