Academic Mobility and Migration

As the world has become more connected via commerce, communication, and transportation, higher education has responded with numerous efforts to develop a global citizenry. Thus, since the late 1990s, internationalization of higher education across the globe has dominated the postsecondary landscape and been made manifest through academic mobility (border-crossing for the purposes of academic study and/or work, which is usually temporary) and migration (permanent movement to another country) of students and academic professionals. This entry explores descriptive features of student and academic professional mobility and migration; institutional benefits and responses; challenges related to academic movement between national and cultural borders; and research trends related to academic mobility and migration.

Descriptive Features

International mobility and migration of students and academic professionals (hereafter referred to as academics) is an ...

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