09 avril 2018

Internationalisation confronted with far-right gains

By Michael Gardner. Nineteen years into the Bologna Process, Germany can look back on a bumpy transition to Europe-wide recognised university degrees, but has also experienced increasing popularity as a country to study in. However, the AfD (Alternative für Deutschland), the country’s largest opposition party, wants to see a U-turn in internationalisation. More...

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The changing pattern of internationalisation in Africa

By Goolam Mohamedbhai. Recently, there has been an interesting debate in University World News on the future of internationalisation of higher education. Philip Altbach and Hans de Wit predict a halt, if not an end, to the process, especially in Europe and North America. More...

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A look on the bright side of HE internationalisation

By Jane Knight. Extensive research over the past five years provides solid evidence that international programme and provider mobility (IPPM) is increasing in scope and scale. More...

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04 avril 2018

The case for optimism on internationalisation of HE

By Alex Usher. Of late, there have been increasing notes of concern sounded about the fate of higher education internationalisation. In particular, there is a fear that a host of political changes around the world pose a threat to internationalisation, a suggestion which was made by Hans de Wit in a commentary and together with Philip Altbach in another commentary in the pages of University World News over the past few weeks. More...

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03 avril 2018

Is the era of internationalisation at risk – or not?

By Hans de Wit. On 23 February, Philip Altbach and I wrote a commentary in University World News on the challenges confronting higher education internationalisation, asking ourselves if the era of internationalisation of the past 25 years was coming to an end or at least was on life support. And on 9 March, we wrote a commentary in which we expressed our concerns about the closing of China and its potential impact on higher education. More...

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19 mars 2018

Internationalisation not on life support says top ranker

By Nic Mitchell. Talk of ‘the era of higher education internationalisation’ being in its death throes or, at least, ‘on life support’ were dismissed at the opening of the 2018 International Higher Education Forum organised by Universities UK International. More...

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14 mars 2018

Symposium: Internationalisation of Universities and the National Language, 4 May 2018, Leuven, Belgium

On 4 May 2018, the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU Leuven) will organise an international symposium on the topic "Internationalisation of Universities and the National Language". This symposium fits into the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of KU Leuven as a Flemish university. More...

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03 mars 2018

The End of Internationalization?

By Alex Usher. Some of you may have seen an article earlier this week from Phil Altbach and Hans De Wit (the former and current Directors of the Centre for Higher Education at Boston College).  Do read the whole thing, but in brief, the authors are wondering whether or not higher education’s “era of internationalization” is coming to an end, citing a variety of issues popping up across around the world. More...

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26 février 2018

The challenge to higher education internationalisation

By Philip G Altbach and Hans de Wit. The global landscape for higher education internationalisation is changing dramatically. What one might call ‘the era of higher education internationalisation’ over the past 25 years (1990–2015) that has characterised university thinking and action might either be finished or, at least, be on life support. More...

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Is the era of unlimited growth of higher education internationalisation ending?

By Brendan O’Malley – Managing Editor. In World Blog this week, Philip G Altbach and Hans de Wit argue that we are seeing not just a temporary challenge from rising populism in some parts of the world but a fundamental shift on higher education internationalisation that will mean rethinking the entire approach.
   In Commentary, Kevin Evans finds it ‘intriguing’ that the Indonesian government is looking at opening up to foreign universities at a time when Indonesian public discourse is increasingly ‘ultra-nationalist’. Nadine Burquel and Anja Busch contend that strong leadership and management have never been more important in higher education due to the pace of change and diverse challenges – so how are universities creating the leaders they need? And Daniel Sanchez-Serra and Gabriele Marconi warn that while charging tuition fees to foreign students can be a tool to boost the funding of tertiary education, governments must keep in mind that this can deter international students from choosing their country as a destination.
   In Commentary on Africa, Ekkehard Wolff laments that universities in Africa are doing little to address the issue of linguistic imperialism, which still prevails more than half a century after independence from colonial rule, while Damtew Teferra writes in the wake of alleged Chinese espionage at the African Union headquarters that it is critical that Africa protects its strategic interests through the consolidation of its intellectual citadels.
   In Features, Wagdy Sawahel reports on the view of experts that Islamic universities in Central Asia can play a valuable role in combating the influence of radical extremism and stemming recruitment by Islamic State in the region.
   In a Special Report on a comprehensive analysis of the uses and impact of open educational resources in the Global South, Sharon Dell says the 21-country study fills a major gap in empirical research and has given educators in the South space to participate in a global conversation. More...

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