EAIE Barometer (first edition)

  • Research and trends
  • Publication date
    March 2015
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Internationalisation in Europe

The EAIE Barometer: Internationalisation in Europe (first edition), published in 2015, focuses on the state of affairs regarding internationalisation of higher education in Europe: key developments and challenges, as well as the skill requirements and specific needs of staff involved in internationalisation. Based on data from a survey conducted in 2014 by the EAIE, the publication comprises results from 2411 respondents from 33 countries across the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). Included in the text are data on internationalisation trends at the international, national and institutional levels: the most prevalent rationales for internationalisation, elements common among leading international institutions, and professional challenges staff face while implementing internationalisation.

Table of contents

iii         ABOUT THE EAIE

iv         ABOUT ECORYS

vii        LIST OF FIGURES

xi         PREFACE

xiii       ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

xv        AUTHORS

xvii      EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
xvii       Context
xviii      Respondents
xix       Main results
xxiii      Concluding remarks

01        CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION
02        1.1 Overview
02        1.2 Internationalisation of higher education
09        1.3 Aim of the EAIE Barometer 2014
10        1.4 Notes on the methodology

15        CHAPTER 2: SURVEY PARTICIPANTS
16        2.1 Overview
16        2.2 Profile of the respondents

25        CHAPTER 3: REASONS FOR INTERNATIONALISATION
26        3.1 Overview
26        3.2 Most important reasons for internationalisation
28        3.3 Cross-national differences
29        3.4 Differences by source of funding
31        3.5 Differences by level of internationalisation
33        3.6 Key findings

35        CHAPTER 4: ORGANISATION AND STRATEGY OF INTERNATIONALISATION
36        4.1 Overview
36        4.2 The presence of internationalisation strategies
39        4.3 Content of internationalisation strategies
44        4.4 Cross-national differences in internationalisation strategies
45        4.5 Institutional organisation and responsibilities in internationalisation
47        4.6 Number of international students by level of internationalisation
49        4.7 Key findings

51        CHAPTER 5: TRENDS IN INTERNATIONALISATION
52        5.1 Overview
52        5.2 Main trends in internationalisation
53        5.3 Cross-national differences in trends
56        5.4 Trends by institutional organisation and responsibilities
58        5.5 Trends by main source of institutional funding
60        5.6 Trends by presence of internationalisation strategies
60        5.7 Trends by level of internationalisation
63        5.8 Key findings

65        CHAPTER 6: SHAPING INTERNATIONALISATION POLICIES
66        6.1 Overview
66        6.2 The influence of different policy levels
72        6.3 Monitoring and evaluating developments
77        6.4 Key findings

79        CHAPTER 7: SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE OF INTERNATIONALISATION STAFF
80        7.1 Overview
80        7.2 Main challenges
82        7.3 Staff proficiency
85        7.4 Skills needs
87        7.5 Knowledge needs
91        7.6 Key findings

93        CHAPTER 8: CONCLUSIONS

97        REFERENCES

99        ACRONYMS

101      ANNEX A

129      ANNEX B