Conceptual Model of “Global Higher Education Shared Community”

Part of the Perspectives on Rethinking and Reforming Education book series (PRRE)


This chapter concentrates on offering a conceptual model of “Global Higher Education Shared Community”. It practically focuses on narrowing the gap between forward mapping or top-down policy implementation and backward mapping or bottom-up policy implementation for enhancing the globalization and internationalization of higher education institutions through focusing on building global higher education regime. Firstly, the term global higher education shared community is identified to examine the rationales of constructing cross-cultural competitiveness at different levels. Secondly, in addition to identifying global higher education shared community, the model of global higher education shared community is initiated to explore the rationale of globalization and internationalization of higher education institutions, which include three major components, such as a global dimension of cross-border engagement and cross-cultural engagement; a global dimension of higher education related to cultivating global learning and global competence; a community dimension of community, associated with norms, religion, values, identity, orientation, belief, resources, preferences, requirements, membership, influence, integration, fulfillment of needs, emotional connection. Lastly, the conclusion is offered to summarize the findings related to the construction of global higher education shared community.


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  1. 1.Beijing Normal UniversityBeijingChina

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