Internationalization within Higher Education

Perspectives from Japan

  • Elizabeth Stigger
  • Marian Wang
  • David Laurence
  • Anna Bordilovskaya

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Education book series (BRIEFSEDUCAT)

About this book


This book discusses what internationalization practices are and the different ways that they are being implemented by higher education institutions in Japan, from a bottom-up perspective. It reflects the current situation faced by many Japanese universities in the context of the changing landscape in higher education and considerations in implementing changes to course curricula, programs, and university admissions with regard to internationalization. The four case studies presented provide readers with clear examples of how the internationalization of higher education institutions is developing within the Japanese higher education system, and the issues that different higher education institutions face in this process.


Internationalization of higher education Japanese higher education Incorporating cross-cultural understanding Foreign language curricula development Study abroad Responses to changing demographics

Authors and affiliations

  • Elizabeth Stigger
    • 1
  • Marian Wang
    • 2
  • David Laurence
    • 3
  • Anna Bordilovskaya
    • 4
  1. 1.Naruto University of Education Naruto-shiJapan
  2. 2.Kobe University KobeJapan
  3. 3.Chubu University AichiJapan
  4. 4.Rikkyo University TokyoJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-8254-2
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-8255-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2211-1921
  • Series Online ISSN 2211-193X
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