Internationalization of Higher Education: Impacts

Universities have been active internationally for centuries through academic collaboration and the mobility of scholars and knowledge around the world. But the role, priorities, and strategies of universities have twisted and turned over the years in response to the environment in which they operate. For example, globalization—interpreted to mean the worldwide movement of ideas, people, economies, trade, values, services, and technology—has had a profound impact on higher education. Whether higher education internationalization is interpreted as a response to or an agent of the forces and opportunities of globalization, there is little doubt that driving rationales, strategies, and impacts of the international dimensions of universities have evolved over recent decades. The focus of this entry is on the impacts of higher education internationalization in the complex ...

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