Encyclopedia of International Higher Education Systems and Institutions

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Internationalization of Research and Knowledge Development

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-9553-1_257-1



Internationalization of Research can be defined as the process to integrate international, intercultural and/or global dimensions into research.


In the discourse and study of internationalization, much of the attention is focused on mobility of students as part of their undergraduate teaching and learning and more recently on internationalization of the curriculum and learning outcomes, also referred to as Internationalization at Home. Far less attention is paid to the mobility of scholars and the internationalization of graduate education and research, including international co-authorship and other international research benchmarks. This is surprising given that the knowledge economy is turning research into increasingly more internationalized movements and activities.

In other words: while research is a key factor in the global knowledge society, and indicators for this trend as well as for...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center for International Higher EducationBoston CollegeBostonUSA

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.