1st Edition

Higher Education in the Era of Migration, Displacement and Internationalization

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ISBN 9780367363024
November 30, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
188 Pages

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Book Description

This book draws from the voices of students and those who educate them to reveal the unique issues faced in in the quest to access higher education in order to provide a greater understanding of the complex phenomenon of international migration and its intersection with higher education.

Higher Education in the Era of Migration, Displacement and Internationalization examines how higher education institutions globally can improve to meet the needs of displaced people, refugees, migrants, and international students. Examining relevant policy, leadership, programs, and services that equitably meet diversified students’ needs, this book examines how institutions can increase access, participation and success. The chapters present cutting-edge scholarship that tie the existing body of knowledge on international migration for higher education to ways that institutions of higher education can assist the formation of relevant policy towards displaced groups around the globe. Through students’ voices from different nations as well as global policy analysis, the book exemplifies how different higher education institutions are widening access pathways for atypical students.

This book is essential reading for scholars, policy-makers, and communities of practitioners. It offers a greater understanding of the complex phenomenon of international immigration and its intersection with higher education. By transcending national policy analysis, it extends the subject of refugee and migration studies to a wider audience.

Table of Contents

1. Definition: Atypical international students  2. Traversing boundaries, moving between different zones  3. Access to Higher Education for Displaced Persons: Five Country Cases  4. Higher education for displaced persons: Lessons from the research  5. Displaced students' viewpoints on their higher education experiences  6. Support for Refugee Students at National and International Levels  7. Higher education for refugees: Global discourses and future research

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Khalid Arar is a Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy, College of Education at Texas State University, Texas, USA and an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Leadership in Education.

Yasar Kondakci is a professor in Educational Administration at the Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey and the founding editor of Higher Education Governance and Policy journal.   

Bernhard Streitwieser is an Associate Professor of International Education and International Affairs, George Washington University, USA.

Anna Saiti is a Professor of Management and Economics of Education, in the Department of Early Childhood Care and Education, School of Administrative, Economics & Social Sciences, University of West Attica, Athens, Greece.


"Globally millions are people are displaced due to political unrest. The experience of the people who are displaced cannot be imagined. Some have lost everything. There is an urgent need for world leaders to establish and sustain peace. The book is an important contribution to the scholarship on policy and changes required to improve social, economic and health and well-being of people."
Mahsood Shah, Professor and Dean, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

"Higher Education in the Era of Migration, Displacement, and Internationalization is one of the pioneering books on the role of higher education for the displaced/refugee/migrant student populations. Internationalization in our challenging era needs to be redefined to meet the diversified students’ needs, and this book gives all related insights."
Armağan Erdoğan, Professor and Higher education senior researcher, Turkey

"Higher Education in the Era of Migration, Displacement, and Internationalization is an important and comprehensive contribution to the analysis of the role of higher education in relation to immigrants and refugees, one of the key dimensions of internationalization of our societies and its education."
Hans de Wit, Distinguished Fellow and Professor Emeritus, Center for International Higher Education, Boston College, USA

"This book competently unravels the complexity of refugee access to and participation in higher education. By situating the theme in the broader context of migration and internationalization, the reader gains in-depth insight in initiatives at the state and institutional levels as well as individual experiences and reflections of refugees and educators. It not only offers important academic food for thought, but also delineates clear imperatives for policy-makers and higher education leadership."
Jeroen Huisman, Centre for Higher Education Governance Ghent (CHEGG), Editor ‘Higher Education Policy’, Professor, Department of Sociology, Faculty of Political and Social Sciences, Belgium

"In our unprecedented era of global migration, higher education for refugees is an increasingly pressing issue for policy-makers and educators. Barriers to higher education raise important issues of equity that transcend national boundaries. This book is well timed to highlight how education can facilitate greater inclusion for those marginalized by violence, war, poverty, and oppression."
Thomas M. Crea, Professor, Chair of Global Practice and Assistant Dean of Global Programs, Boston College School of Social Work, USA