Essential reading list

Internationalisation 101

New publications on internationalisation of higher education come out every day and, as a busy professional, it might be difficult to keep up with all that is current and interesting. With this in mind, we have put together a list of essential resources that you shouldn't miss out on (in no particular order). This page is not meant to be an exhaustive list of relevant publications but rather a starting point for exploring the fundamentals of the field.


The Handbook of International Higher Education 
Darla K. Deardorff, Hans de Wit, Betty Leask and Harvey Charles, editors
Stylus and AIEA (2022) 

The Senior International Officer as Change Agent Edition 2 
John D. Heyl and Fiona J. H. Hunter
Stylus and AIEA (2018) 

The globalization of internationalization: emerging voices and perspectives
Hans de Wit, Jocelyne Gacel-Ávila, Elspeth Jones and Nico Jooste, editors
Routledge (2017) 

Comprehensive Internationalization in higher education: Institutional pathways to success*
John Hudzik 
Routledge (2015)

Internationalisation of higher education 
Hans de Wit, Fiona Hunter, Laura Howard and Eva Egron-Polak
European Parliament (2015) 

Internationalizing the curriculum
Betty LeaskRoutledge (2015)


Perspectives on internationalizing higher education 
Philip Altbach 
International Higher Education (2015) 

“Intelligent Internationalization”: A 21st Century Imperative 
Laura E. Rumbley 
International Higher Education (2015) 

We need to change the language of internationalisation 
Hans de Wit and Elspeth Jones 
University World News (2014) 

International education and the production of cosmopolitan identities 
Fazal Rizvi 
Research Institute for Higher Education (2005)

Internationalization remodeled: Definition, approaches, and rationales 
Jane Knight 
Journal of Studies in International Education (2004) 

* Throughout 2023, EAIE members can benefit from a 50% discount on the Routledge series on Internationalization in Higher Education. This series examines critical contemporary issues around key themes in the sector and is an invaluable resource for the international higher education professional. Log in to My EAIE to find the code and add it to your purchase.