Internationalisation of Higher Education in the Peripheries – The ‘gear effect’ of integrated international engagements

  • Internationalisation of Higher Education Handbook
  • Publication date
    July 2015
  • Topics
    • Leadership & strategy

Internationalisation of Higher Education Handbook, issue 3, 2015

There are cities and regions within countries and there are countries which are considered 'centres' of civilisational and economic attraction, and there are places less attractive to noncitizens, considered in the ‘peripheries’. Higher education institutions in the centres have natural advantages and a better starting point to internationalise. Namely, centres attract talent and talent in turn attracts more talent. Lacking these natural advantages, institutions in peripheral locations need a deliberate internationalisation strategy. This article highlights the ‘gear effect’ of an integrated institutional approach to internationalisation, in which international engagements within teaching, research and third mission are reinforced by four cross-cutting internationalisation functions: international institutional cooperation, international profiling, international recruitment and international mobility.

This article was published in Issue 3, 2015 of the Internationalisation of Higher Education, an EAIE Handbook. From 2011–2015, the EAIE was the Editor of Internationalisation of Higher Education Handbook, published by Raabe Academic Publishers (Berlin). The EAIE holds joint copyright of all 2015 articles with DUZ Verlags- und Medienhaus GmbH.

— Author: Manja Klemenčič

Table of contents

1. Centres and peripheries in internationalisation of higher education 2
1.1 Talent attracts more talent 3
1.2 Imperatives for internationalisation 4
2. The ‘gear effect’ of integrated international engagements 5
2.1 Building institutional cooperation internationally and regionally 10
2.1.1 Types of international institutional cooperation 14
2.1.2 The differences in forms of cooperation 15
2.2 International profiling 18
3. Conclusion 20

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