Blurring Boundaries and Blistering Institutions: An Introduction

  • Jürgen Enders
  • Oliver Fulton
Part of the Higher Education Dynamics book series (HEDY, volume 1)


“Internationalisation” and “globalisation” became key themes in the 1990s, both in higher education policy debates and in research on higher education. Higher education policy is still predominantly shaped at a national level; and as such, it still tends not only to reflect but to underscore the specific traditions and circumstances of individual countries. However, a number of different trends, many of which can be grouped together under the general heading of “internationalisation”, have begun to challenge the predominance of the nation state as the main determinant of the character of universities and colleges, and of the experiences of their students, their graduates and those who work in them. Internationalisation is contributing to, if not leading, a process of rethinking the social, cultural and economic roles of higher education and their configuration in national systems of higher education.


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