As Europe struggles with unemployment and economic downturn, the focus of the higher education sector should be on creating new knowledge to support innovation and growth. Why, then, is there so much emphasis being put on developing and implementing time- and resource-consuming joint academic programmes? Could it be that academic added value and student learning outcomes can be reached through a joint international curriculum with integrated mobility, ie, through joint study programmes?
Is transnational education the new buzz word? Is it more than the newest form of student recruitment? Or will it change internationalisation as we know it and drive our internationalisation strategy? Simply defined as education from one country offered in another, transnational education (TNE) is a hot topic. A one-day conference on TNE recently took place in London. Find out what was discussed and what effect TNE could potentially have on higher education as we know it.
At the Conference of the Americas on International Education (CAIE), the audience listening to the plenary moderated by Francisco Marmolejo, Coordinator of Higher Education at the World Bank, was intrigued when Jamil Salmi, specialist in higher education, began his answer to the question of why Latin American universities are not well represented in rankings by talking about football. Continue Reading »
What have been the major developments affecting national education systems in the last decade or so? Simon Marginson suggests there are four such developments in this article, adapted from the essay published in the EAIE Anniversary Publication, Possible futures: the next 25 years of internationalisation of higher education. All of these changes are occurring at the global level, through global comparisons, or global systems, or shifts in the global balance of power in education and science.
All of us that work in international education get our fair share of challenges and opportunities. They all contribute to moving the business further, though not always in the direction we intended from the start. One of the dialogues at the recent EAIE Conference in Istanbul provided the opportunity for higher education professionals from all over the globe to discuss the current challenges and opportunities in global higher education.
International admissions officers and credential evaluators are challenged daily with foreign students who are hoping to continue their education beyond their own borders. What common challenges exist for students from countries in strife? What do these challenges mean for you as in international admissions officer or credential evaluator? How can you best deal with these issues and help ensure students from such countries can still enjoy the mobility that other students benefit from?
The international higher education arena in Europe has waited for this moment for quite some time now – the International Communication from the European Commission (EC) entitled “European higher education in the world”. Addressed to both the member state governments and higher education institutions, the Communication clearly states what the Commission expects from both parties and provides tools and ammunition for European higher eduction institutions to put pressure on their own governments.