Regionalisation of Higher Education and the Academic Profession in Asia, Europe and North America

  • Futao Huang
  • Ulrich Teichler
  • Jesús Francisco Galaz-Fontes
Part of the The Changing Academy – The Changing Academic Profession in International Comparative Perspective book series (CHAC, volume 10)


This chapter focuses on regionalisation as one dimension of internationalisation of higher education in Asia, Europe and North America. The chapter includes four sections. The cases of Asia, Europe and North America are treated in Sects. 8.2, 8.3 and 8.4, respectively. Each section begins with a brief analysis of policies and assessment of progress of intra-regional cooperation of higher education systems in each region. Then, it provides an overview of physical mobility patterns with the region, intra-regional teaching and research activities and patterns in foreign languages usage based on major findings from the CAP surveys aggregated by region. The concluding fourth section explores the character of the international dimensions of academic activities in each region, identifies major issues concerning academic work and activities from the perspectives of regionalisation and also discusses strategies that can facilitate the regionalisation of academic work and careers.


High Education Foreign Language High Education System Student Mobility Senior Academic 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Futao Huang
    • 1
  • Ulrich Teichler
    • 2
  • Jesús Francisco Galaz-Fontes
    • 3
  1. 1.Research Institute for Higher EducationHiroshima UniversityHigashi-HiroshimaJapan
  2. 2.International Centre for Higher Education Research (INCHER-Kassel)University of KasselKasselGermany
  3. 3.Faculty of Human Sciences and Institute of EngineeringAutonomous University of Baja CaliforniaBaja CaliforniaMexico

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