Chapter 9: Collaborating on the Future: Strategic Partnerships and Linkages
Collaborating on the Future: Strategic Partnerships and Linkages
The past two decades have witnessed a remarkable repositioning of institutional partnerships so that they are not simply one tactic among many, but rather a defining characteristic of academic internationalization. The 21st century is giving rise to a global reorganization of higher education that makes the boundaries of institutions and nations extremely porous and gives new importance to linkages that cross these boundaries. International partnerships have moved much closer to the center, not just of institutional efforts at internationalization, but of institutional definitions of core mission as well. This chapter explores the new shape and ever-widening functions of such affiliations and identifies the practices that lead to successful, mutually ...