Towards an Internationalisation Strategy for UK Higher Education

Irwin, Virginia (2006) Towards an Internationalisation Strategy for UK Higher Education. [Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)] (Unpublished)

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This research is an investigation into issues raised by the recent rapid internationalisation of UK Higher Education (UK HE) using a case study of academic and non academic staff at Queen Mary, University of London. Queen Mary is a midranking,traditional HE institution which seems to reflect at organisational level many of the themes and issues prevalent in the international and national context.

The research goes beyond the current recruitment-focussed approach to international strategy, with its overwhelming emphasis on the quantitative and financial, and assesses the extent to which universities might move towards a more holistic, creative

and engaging internationalised strategy which could work with the values of all the staff and which could encompass a richer definition of internationalisation.

In contrast to the relatively narrow focus of previous research on academics as researchers in elite universities, the project investigates the values and purposes (in general, and concerning internationalisation in particular) of academic and nonacademic

staff as researchers, teachers, administrators and advisors. Moreover, by focusing on a values-based approach to strategy the research also moves beyond the welfare and market research angles of much of the current internationalisation literature on UK HE. Furthermore, it attempts to locate the British experience of internationalisation within a precise national and international context rather than

relying on generalisations about the nature of the global education market.

Item Type: Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)
Keywords: Internationalisation of UK HE, Higher Education, international strategy
Depositing User: EP, Services
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2006
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2016 03:22

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