Attractiveness and Internationalisation

  • Cristina Sin
  • Amélia Veiga
  • Alberto Amaral
Part of the Issues in Higher Education book series (IHIGHER)


One of the objectives of the Bologna Process was to boost the drawing power and attractiveness of the European Higher Education Area, an objective closely linked to policies for the internationalisation of higher education. Until recently, Portugal did not have a consistent policy for internationalising higher education. In the early days of the Bologna Process, studies attributed the low priority of internationalisation to the government’s lack of a clear strategy in this area and to governmental instability. However, the decline in the number of national candidates to higher education and a situation of economic crisis has recently changed this panorama. This chapter focuses on the changes in the attitude of both the Portuguese government and the institutions of higher education towards internationalisation, as well as the shift in the driving rationale accompanying them.


International Student High Education Institution High Education System Economic Rationale Foreign Student 
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  • Cristina Sin
    • 1
  • Amélia Veiga
    • 1
  • Alberto Amaral
    • 1
  1. 1.CIPESMatosinhosPortugal

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