September 9, 2014
Florian Amon
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Internationalising Academia – Internationalising Teacher Training?

Internationalisation is revolutionising academia: universities are experiencing cross-border competition for students and research projects and face an increasingly multi-cultural setting at home. Accordingly, students’ training has to face new challenges. However, we tend to forget that they could already arrive well prepared, qualified by a school system that takes into account an increasingly international education. We argue that for the internationalisation of universities to succeed, it must also take into account students’ training prior to tertiary education. But the quality of ...
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April 24, 2014
Solange Chavel
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Internationalisation of higher education: what are we talking about?

Internationalisation of higher education is a trend. It appears as a necessity and attracts a considerable amount of attention, both within academia and politics. But as all buzzwords, it thrives with ambiguity. Here we will attempt to clarify the concept by distinguishing three different reasons a higher education institution might be called “international”.  1. International = star player A higher education institution may first be called “international” if it is globally attractive and has a reputation of excellence in what it does. The ...
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