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Higher Education Institutions'Responses to Europeanisation, Internationalisation and Globalisation. Developing International Activities in a Multi-Level Policy Content - HEIGLO, Final Report, EUR 22369

Project ID: HPSE-CT-2002-00113
Funded under: FP5-HUMAN POTENTIAL

Abstract

This study shows that actors in higher education perceive globalisation, internationalisation and Europeanisation as external processes representing important challenges to which higher education institutions have to respond. Indeed, this is driving institutions to implement far-reaching changes in their organizations. Two main internationalization approaches can be observed: the competitive (more economically driven and market-oriented) and the cooperation (more academically and culturally driven) approach, although often combinations of the two are made within one context.
Within these approaches, diversity can be observed with respect to the level of education. Undergraduate levels are more characterized by short-term exchange, internships, etc. while at the graduate level more degree mobility, joint and international programmes (often taught in English) can be discerned, as well as activities more bound to the internationalisation of research.
Despite all the research demonstrating the growing importance of internationalisation, and even more the rhetoric in this respect, higher education institutions' behaviour (including their internationalisation strategies) are (still) mostly guided by national regulatory and funding frameworks. For internationalisation in particular, historical, geographic, cultural and linguistic aspects of the national framework are of great importance.

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Record Number: 9095 / Last updated on: 2008-04-14
Category: MISC