1st Edition

Comprehensive Internationalization
Institutional pathways to success

ISBN 9781138778542
Published November 20, 2014 by Routledge
300 Pages 27 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book is a timely insight into the internationalization of higher education institutions. The internationalization of higher education is a global phenomenon, but with substantial variation in how it is made operational in individual institutions. Comprehensive Internationalization focuses on desirable practices in institutions and their actual approaches to implement a more integrated, strategic, or comprehensive global engagement across their core missions: teaching, research, and service.    

Part I of the book investigates a wide range of issues governing the internationalization of institutions:

    • Outlining the origins, meaning and evolution toward more strategic and comprehensive forms of internationalization;
    • building an understanding of the meanings of comprehensive internationalization, as well as common aspirations, when linked to different types of institutions;
    • understanding the rationales and motivations for internationalization and intended results;
    • creating an institutional vision and culture to support comprehensive internationalization;
    • and implementing key strategies for successful internationalization in terms of practical actions and programs and results, including identifying and ameliorating barriers, engaging organizational change, assessing outcomes, and obtaining resources.

Part II of the book offers case stories from institutions across the globe which describe varying pathways toward more comprehensive internationalization. Institutions were chosen to reflect the diversity of higher education and approaches to internationalization. An analysis of the cases uncovers similarities and differences, as well as common lessons to be learned. With contributions from mainland Europe, Australia, the USA, the UK, Latin America, Singapore and South Africa, the global application of the book is unparalleled.

Comprehensive Internationalization will be of vital interest to a wide variety of higher education institutional leaders and managers as they address the problems and solutions for institutional internationalization available to them in a rapidly changing educational world and a 21st Century global environment.

Table of Contents

Preface  Introduction  Part I: The Meaning and Practice of Comprehensive and Strategic Internationalization of Higher Education Institutions 1. Introduction to the concept of internationlising higher education instituions  2. The local, national and global forces and factors propelling H.E. cross-border activity and collaborations  3. Alternative models and emphases associated with stategic and comprehensive instituional internationalisation  4. Institutional models for organizing and supporting campus internationalisation  5. "Resourcing" institutional internationalisation  6. Key actions by institutions to successfully implement comprehensive and strategic forms of internationalisation  Part II: Approaches and Examples: Progress and Challenges 1. Sweden  2&3. Australia  4&5. North America  6&7. The UK  8. Europe  9.  Latin America  10. Chinese University of Hong Kong  11. Africa  Part III: Summary Analysis of Themes from the Cases and Future Directions of the Internationalisation of Higher Education Institutions

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Professor John K. Hudzik of Michigan State University is past President and Chair of the Board of Directors of NAFSA, Association of International Educators, and also past President of the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA). He was for nearly 15 years Dean and Vice President of International Programs and Global Engagement at MSU. He is the NAFSA Senior Scholar for Internationalization, recipient of the AIEA Charles Klasek Award, and recipient of the Transatlantic Leadership Award of the European Association for International Education.


"Comprehensive Internationalization provides a key outlet for understanding institutional approaches to internationalization through case studies from around the world. ... The real strength of this book lies in the case studies ... Through those case studies, the reader gains insights into the role of national policy, the pivotal role of leadership, the importance of maintaining close alignment with the academic mission, and the value of an integrated, ongoing process ... The case studies also provide insights into practical steps that were taken to implement comprehensive internationalization." —International Educator

"This book examines internationalization within higher educational institutions, focusing on actual approaches to implement a more integrated, strategic or comprehensive global engagement across core missions of teaching, research and engagement." - IAU Horizions