Internationalization of Higher Education, Leadership Perspective

  • E. Egron-PolakEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-9553-1_224-1

Synonyms

Definition

The intentional process of integrating an international, intercultural, or global dimensions into the purpose, functions, and delivery of postsecondary education in order to enhance the quality of education and research for all students and staff and to make a meaningful contribution to society (de Wit et al. 2015).

In the recent past, internationalization of higher education has expanded in terms of scope and in terms of attention that it attracts from policy makers and decision makers in government and in higher education institutions alike. Activities and programs that are now frequently placed under its conceptual umbrella have grown both quantitatively and qualitatively. In addition, or perhaps for these reasons of growth and expansion, internationalization has moved from the margins of policy making in higher education – both at State and at institutional level –...

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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.International Association of UniversitiesParisFrance

Section editors and affiliations

  • Hans De Wit
    • 1
  • Laura Rumbley
    • 2
  • Fiona Hunter
    • 3
  • Lisa Unangst
    • 4
  • Edward Choi
    • 5
  1. 1.Center for International Higher EducationBoston CollegeBostonUSA
  2. 2.Center for International Higher EducationBoston CollegeChestnut HillUSA
  3. 3.Centre for Higher Education InternationalisationUniversità Cattolica del Sacro CuoreMilanoItaly
  4. 4.Center for International Higher EducationBoston CollegeChestnut HillU.S.A.
  5. 5.Center for International Higher EducationBoston CollegeChestnut HillU.S.A.