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  • Internationalisation Of He Ojs Masterstudenter 09[1].06.08

    1. 1. Internationalisation and Globalisation of Higher Education in Norway Ole-Jacob Skodvin Deputy Director General Ministry of Education and Research Department of Higher Education
    2. 2. Policy issues <ul><li>Internationalisation important for a small country </li></ul><ul><li>Increased emphasis on the importance of seeing the national HE system in its international context </li></ul><ul><li>The Norwegian Quality reform: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Internationalization seen as a key area to enhance the quality of HE and research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internationalization vital in realising Norway’s commitment to the Bologna process and to the creation of a European Research Area (ERA) </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Policy issues <ul><li>Emphasis on quality has been strongly underlined as the underlying rationale for internationalisation through the implementation of the Norwegian Quality reform (2002 – 2006) </li></ul><ul><li>Internationalisation has been re-framed as a major instrument for the general objective of improving the quality of higher education, in both its teaching and learning aspects and in its research function </li></ul><ul><li>Internationalisation is emphasised both as an aim in itself and as a means to ensure quality in higher education and research in a much broader sense </li></ul>
    4. 4. Policy issues <ul><li>The quality of national higher education and research shall be measured by international standards, and not with reference to national standards alone </li></ul><ul><li>The Quality reform is also an adaptation of elements in the Bologna Process: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>introducing the bachelor-master structure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>a new grading system similar to the ECTS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>increased modularisation of study programmes in Norway </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Internationalisation of HE in Norway – an overview <ul><li>Multifaceted internationalisation of Norwegian HE: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A Nordic dimension </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A Northern dimension </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A European dimension </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A Global dimension </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Future challenges and issues <ul><li>The quality aspect: Internationalisation as a means to improve quality of education and research, </li></ul><ul><li>But also as a mechanism that can be used for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>profiling/marketing of institutions in the domestic higher education market </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>increase recruitment of qualified staff and students (in disciplines and fields where the recruitment of Norwegians is low) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>stimulate and develop the research portfolio of the institutions (often as part of an ambition to increase institutional status i.e., become a university) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>develop partnerships that can protect the institutions from mostly domestic, but also an expected increased international, competition </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Future challenges and issues – Policy responses <ul><li>Internationalisation given priority through the Norwegian Quality Reform </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Financial incentives: Introduction of a new result-based budgeting system that contains a premium that directly addresses internationalisation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Every study program should offer students a possibility to spend a period abroad </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Stimulating HE-institutions to take on a more pro-active role concerning internationalisation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Developing study programmes in English (- tendency to increased number of study programs in English) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Establishment of joint degrees in collaboration with a foreign partner </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Future challenges and issues – Policy responses <ul><li>Want to have more students abroad at graduate level rather than at the undergraduate level </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A change in the student financing system implemented from 2004-05 is aimed at stimulating students on higher degrees and on exchanges and placements abroad </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Special programs towards developing countries </li></ul><ul><li>The use of EU/Nordic programs </li></ul><ul><li>Bilateral exchange programs </li></ul>
    9. 9. Future challenges and issues <ul><li>Internationalisation in Norway: a non-profit activity </li></ul>
    10. 10. Senter for internasjonalisering av høyere utdanning (SIU) <ul><li>Programforvaltning </li></ul><ul><li>Profilering av Norge som studie- og forskningsland overfor utlandet </li></ul><ul><li>Informasjon og kommunikasjon </li></ul><ul><li>Kompetanseoppbygging for å fremme internasjonalt samarbeid i sektoren </li></ul><ul><li>Rådgiving og utredning for norske myndigheter </li></ul>
    11. 11. Viktige program som berører studenter <ul><li>EUs Program for livslang læring 2007-13 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Erasmus og Erasmus Mundus (høyere utdanning) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leonardo da Vinci – fag- og yrkesopplæring </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grundtvig – voksnes læring </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Comenius – skoler og barnehager </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Nordisk </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Nordplus Høyere utdanning (MA) </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. Viktige program som berører studenter <ul><li>Norads program for masterstudier (NOMA) </li></ul><ul><li>Partnerskapsprogram med Nord-Amerika </li></ul><ul><li>Bilaterale program: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Russlandsprogrammet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nordvestrusslandsprogrammet (NMR) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vest-Balkan programmet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Frankrikeprogrammet - Toulouse (Økonomi og teknologi) etc… </li></ul></ul>