The Internationalisation of Higher Education Whitepaper

     
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This whitepaper is aimed at professionals, academics and administrators seeking to understand how institutions approach internationalisation, and what the implications for working practices might be. It considers some of the new roles that have been established to lead on or support the different facets of the internationalising university. 

Internationalisation continues to be on the agenda of
higher education providers worldwide. It has significance
for the sustainability of higher education at national level
and subsequently the contribution that higher education
makes to the development of a nation, its people; and
its ability to compete in a global market. It is integral to
economic well-being, driven and enabled by liberalisation
of the international trade (General Agreement of Trade in
Services – GATS). This, has led to the presence of foreign
universities - or their campuses - operating within host
countries; by technological development enabling ‘crossborder’
or on-line course provision, and by the growth of
the knowledge society – a society that is focused upon
the dissemination of knowledge that will improve the
human condition.
Internationalisation then is multifaceted and has
implications for the entire university sector, and everyone
working within a higher education institution.
All of these implications have developmental
consequences for higher education institutions, including
human resource needs. These needs encompass the
continuing professional development of established roles
but also include new roles specifically deveThis whitepaper is aimed at professionals, academics and administrators seeking to understand how institutions approach internationalisation, and what the implications for working practices might be. It considers some of the new roles that have been established to lead on or support the different facets of the internationalising university.

Internationalisation continues to be on the agenda of higher education providers worldwide. It has significance and subsequently the contribution that higher education makes to the development of a nation, its people; and its ability to compete in a global market. 

Internationalisation is multifaceted and has implications for the entire university sector, and everyone working within a higher education institution. All of these implications have developmental consequences for higher education institutions, including human resource needs. These needs encompass the continuing professional development of established roles but also include new roles specifically developed.

 

 

 

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