What does the future hold for internationalisation? A distinction can be made between a probable and preferable future. The former takes a reactive approach to the cultural, social, economic, political and academic contexts affecting the international dimensions of higher education. The latter focuses on a strategic, more interventionist approach, ensuring that governments and universities take the necessary steps to shape and monitor the preferred direction of international higher education.
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.
What do the next decades have in store for international higher education? This new series of blog posts seeks to provide answers to this fundamental question. Over the next months, you will be able to read a selection of essays penned by thought leaders in the field which have been published in the recent EAIE Anniversary Publication, Possible futures: the next 25 years of the internationalisation of higher education.
What will be the next innovations of internationalisation in higher education? What will be the future benefits, risks and potential unintended consequences of the rapid evolution that international education has seen over the past 25 years and the next ones? As the EAIE celebrates its 25th Annual Conference in Istanbul this week, we are excited to announce a brand new publication which explores these very questions.
In this third blog post of the series on global partnerships, a second author of the EAIE Conference Conversation Starter, Manja Klemencic, looks at the current situation of higher education in the Western Balkan countries and how internationalisation is greatly needed for institutional capacity building. While the countries within the region are diverse, similar challenges and opportunities exist.
In this second blog post of the series of ‘Weaving the future of global partnerships’, Patti McGill Peterson, one of the authors of the EAIE Conference Conversation Starter 2013, takes a look at the growing occurrence of ‘public diplomacy’ on an international scale and explores the motives and outcomes for such collaboration. Higher education has always been a critical component of public diplomacy and it’s role is never more prominent than today.
What do the rector of the University of Zagreb, the president of the International Association of Universities, a former Egyptian Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, and the American Council on Education’s presidential adviser for global initiatives, all have in common? Each of these individuals has crafted a thoughtful essay on the EAIE’s Annual Conference theme for 2013, ‘Weaving the future of global partnerships’.
Gudrun Paulsdottir, President of the European Association for International Education reviews the book ‘Making a difference: Australian International Education’. Edited by Dorothy Davies and Bruce Mackintosh, the primary goal of the book was to identify benefits of Australian international education, often not recognised in the wider community.
Almost 25 years ago, a small number of ambitious educators realised the need for a ‘European association dealing with international education matters’. In 1989, after months of meetings, discussions, and planning, the EAIE was proudly established: a pioneering organisation with the aim to professionalise the international education arena and act as a catalyst for positive change.