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Internationalization of Higher Education

  • Yuan Gao
  • Chi Baik
  • Sophia Arkoudis

Abstract

Internationalization of higher education (HE) is not a new concept. Universities have always been international in character in terms of ‘the universality of knowledge’ (Brown, 1950; cited in Knight and de Wit, 1995, p. 6) and by being an international community of scholars (Block, 1995). Despite being an old phenomenon, new mechanisms and patterns of cooperation and competition between universities have emerged in the past three decades and there has been a growing focus on exploring various aspects of internationalization within higher education institutions (HEIs). Most of the research has been rather general and broad in nature, discussing the ‘what’ of internationalization. This has included various definitions of the term, rationales and strategies resulting in often vague and abstract conceptual models that can be difficult to put into practice in universities. Recent attention has shifted more towards practical application of approaches, the ‘how’ of internationalization that aims to identify, measure and improve HEIs’ policies and practices.

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High Education International Student High Education Institution Foreign Student Student Mobility 
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