21 November 2018

New resource guide - key readings on "International Higher Education"

Launched in November 2018 and updated in January 2019, this resource has been developed for the UCD community (and others) and contains background reading on key topics in international higher education and the internationalisation of higher education.

This guide (available via the UCD Library) contains links to a small number of key references and readings on the following topics:
  • What is internationalisation?
  • Teaching and Learning
    • Internationalisation of the Curriculum & Internationalisation at Home
    • Teaching International Students & Diversity in the Classroom
    • Transnational Education
    • Short-term Outbound Mobility
  • International Student Experience
  • Internationalisation of Research
  • Focus on Ireland
  • Databases and other Resources
Please get in touch if you have feedback or suggestions for inclusion in the Guide, which will be regularly updated.

10 May 2018

The Future Agenda for Internationalization in Higher Education - now published!

After many months of work with my co-editor, Laura Rumbley, I'm delighted to advise that "The Future Agenda for Internationalization in Higher Education" was published on 10 May. Hardback, paperback and e-copies of the book are now for sale on the Routledge website here.

10 March 2018

Journal article just published - "Internationalization of Research: Key Considerations and Concerns"

Very happy to work with colleagues from Boston College Center for International Higher Education (Ayenachew Woldegiyorgis and Hans de Wit) on this article looking at the internationalisation of research.

The internationalization of research has increasingly become an area of focus for higher education institutions but has received less scholarly attention in the study of internationalization in higher education. Drawing on the literature, this article outlines a range of key considerations and concerns for the continued internationalization of research, first by documenting the various rationales for—and factors affecting—international research collaboration and then by examining how internationalization in research might be measured. The article documents a number of key challenges, and highlights that the internationalization of research is influenced by the complex intersection of factors relating to the individual faculty member, to their discipline, to their institution, and to a range of external factors, such as funding. The authors conclude by questioning the likely success of national and institutional strategies for greater internationalization of research, and by calling for more detailed empirical research in this area.