Measuring University Internationalization

  • Catherine Yuan Gao
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Global Higher Education book series (PSGHE)


Developing measurements for university internationalization is a challenging task. Fortunately, predecessors’ endeavors simplified this task significantly. This chapter provides a detailed analysis of the existing tools used to assess university internationalization performance, and shows these tools’ similarities and differences in the focused national context, their purpose, unit of measurement, and methods of data collection. Further, Yuan identifies the common dimensions and components of university internationalization the existing instruments capture and summarizes all indicators available currently. By doing so, the existing indicators’ advantages and shortcomings as preferred performance measurements are presented vividly. This chapter lays the foundation for developing the new indicator set in this project.


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  • Catherine Yuan Gao
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  1. 1.Centre for International Research on EducationVictoria UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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