Academic Exchange and Mobility
Academic mobility, which includes mobility of students and staff, for both teaching and training, has always been considered as a key, if not defining element of Internationalization.
Topics: International Cooperation
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Education internationalisation has been facing some key challenges that remain unaltered over the years leading to persisting misconceptions. In particular, internationalisation is often regarded as a goal in itself, and economic and reputation factors prevail over academic and social ones. Read more about internationalization misconceptions in the review by Hans de Wit, director of the Center for International Higher Education at Boston College, USA.
Over the last years, the UK and the USA, the countries that always dominated the international student recruitment market, have been experiencing a decline in foreign student enrollment rates. This fact means that the map of international student mobility is being redrawn by developing international study destinations. Read more about key factors that contribute to transformation of the international higher education market.
Current political changes in Europe and the USA can have threatening consequences for higher education. What’s happening to higher ed in an era of political instability? What can undermine international accreditation systems? How do Brexit and Trump affect international students? How cam higher ed institutions fight negative outcomes of political tremors? Read more in the review by Sir John Daniel, an education master at DeTao Masters Academy in China.
There’s been significant concern in the US that the number of international students could be reduced due to domestic political issues. According to the surveys conducted last spring by academic research groups, about 40% of U.S. colleges saw a decline in international application numbers. However, a recent study conducted in July yielded somewhat more optimistic results. Read more about perspectives on international higher education in the US.
From France and Germany to Poland and Scandinavia, education options for Indian students have exploded in EU
Why are more and more Indian students choosing Europe as an alternative to the USA? Why is France’s popularity with Indians increasingly growing? Why has Germany become the second-most popular study destination for students from India? What other European countries are also attractive for them? Read more about academic, social and economic benefits Indian students can enjoy in European countries.
Although Chile never was the top destination for international students, it has recently seen an increase in the number of foreign and exchange students. What universities enjoy the greatest popularity among international students? What countries do most exchange students come from? What does Chile do to attract more students from other states? Read more to find out.
What tendencies preventing internationalization is the modern world facing now? What part do universities play in globalization? What are their strengths and how should they make them useful for the society? What is the goal of comprehensive higher education internationalization? Read more in the interview with John K. Hudzik, professor at Michigan State University and an expert on questions relating to the internationalization of the university system.
For many, the idea of studying abroad is as daunting as it is inspiring. Students ask themselves plenty of questions, ‘Can I afford it? Will employers take into consideration my overseas experience? Will I be able to master the language and make new friends? Is it too dangerous to live in an unfamiliar place?’ Let’s look at some study-abroad myths that can hold students back from going to another country.
Russia has always been one of the most popular study destinations for students from Kazakhstan. What should be done to apply to a Russian university? First, prospective students should select a place and a field of study taking into account a variety of academic programs, tuition fees and living conditions. Then, students have various enrolment options to consider. And last, they are to prepare a package of documents required for admission. Read more for detailed information.