Internationalization : Motivations And Sources

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Internationalization has become a broad umbrella term that covers many dimensions, components, approaches and activities. It includes credit and degree mobility for students, academic exchange and the search for global talent, curriculum development and learning outcomes, franchise operations and branch campuses, for both cooperation and competition.

According to Altbach & Knight, (2007), earning money is a powerful stimulus for all internationalization projects in the for-profit sector and for some traditional nonprofit universities which have financial problems.

A survey made by Knight, (2006) notes that Traditional nonprofit universities also entered the international market. However, their motivations for internationalization are not financial. Instead, they wish to enhance research and knowledge capacity and to increase cultural understanding.

Internationalisation abroad

The presence of international students is obviously of interest to the universities that host them, but is also increasingly of interest for governments, cities and a range of other organizations connected to the 'business of higher education '. (de Wit; Egron-Polak; Howard; Hunter 2015). Altbach & Knight, (2007) think that the ratio of young students demanding and obtaining access worldwide expanded dramatically with the advent of mass higher education. They also state that the majority of the international students, more than two million, are…
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