The Internationalization of Higher Education: Future Prospects

The internationalization of higher education: Future prospects
Madeleine F.Green, FranciscoMarmolejo, and EvaEgron-Polak

It is widely recognized that the future economic and social well-being of nations rests on their ability to participate in the global knowledge economy (Santiago, Tremblay, Basri, & Arnal, 2008). Higher education plays a central role in preparing the workforce, fueling innovation through basic and applied research, disseminating knowledge, and educating for responsible citizenship. It is both a driver of globalization and shaped by it (Center for Higher Education Research and Innovation, 2009). Some trends are already quite clear as highlighted throughout this volume: The future of higher education will be a more global one, in which both collaboration and competition will intensify, and knowledge and people will ...

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