Meaning, Rationales and Tensions in the Internationalisation of Higher Education

Authored by: Jane Knight

Routledge Handbook of International Education and Development

Print publication date:  August  2015
Online publication date:  July  2015

Print ISBN: 9780415747547
eBook ISBN: 9781315797007
Adobe ISBN: 9781317752240

10.4324/9781315797007.ch24

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Abstract

The international dimension of higher education has been active for centuries through academic cooperation among universities and the mobility of scholars and knowledge around the world. The fact that ‘universe’ is the root concept for university is clear evidence of its internationality. But the priorities and strategies of internationalisation have twisted and turned over the years in response to the environment in which it operates. There is little doubt that the current age of globalisation has had a profound impact on higher education and especially the process of internationalisation.

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