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Internationalisation  Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals   Professor Andrea Nolan Senior Vice-Pr...
Outline <ul><li>Higher Education in a globalised world </li></ul><ul><li>Internationalisation of Higher Education </li></u...
Globalisation: key drivers Knowledge Commitment to  mass  Higher  Education Life Long  Learning Knowledge based  Economic ...
Globalisation <ul><li>Universities / Higher Education Institutions are both contributors and drivers </li></ul><ul><ul><li...
<ul><li>Response to globalisation </li></ul><ul><li>‘ The process of integrating an international /intercultural  </li></u...
Internationalisation – a changing perspective <ul><li>Historically recruitment focus </li></ul><ul><ul><li>UK … 11% of int...
Internationalisation: it is happening <ul><li>Universities  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Benchmarking against international peers...
What it  looks like? An institutional perspective <ul><li>Context </li></ul><ul><li>Strategic plan, 2006 </li></ul><ul><ul...
e.g. Learning & Teaching Strategy <ul><li>to ‘increase the University’s reach and standing in learning and teaching intern...
Embedded approach of core strategies <ul><li>Developmental process of core strategies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lack of integr...
2008: Why an internationalisation strategy? <ul><li>To articulate a shared understanding of internationalisation  </li></u...
Internationalisation strategy: UoG  <ul><li>Internationalisation? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ the process of integrating an in...
Internationalisation strategy: UoG <ul><li>Six key themes   </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Student experience  </li></ul></ul><ul><...
Supporting Infrastructure  <ul><li>Regional champions </li></ul><ul><li>( http:// www.gla.ac.uk /international/internation...
Goals set: e.g. Student experience theme <ul><li>International student growth and diversity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>UG / PG ...
 
e.g. Student experience -  actions <ul><li>Guide on curriculum development </li></ul><ul><li>Staff development workshops  ...
Supporting infrastructure e.g . Regional champions <ul><li>Six champions appointed </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Africa </li></ul>...
e.g. Partnership development <ul><li>Africa  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>e.g. University of Dodoma </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Li...
Key challenges and opportunities <ul><li>Changing the model  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Recruitment model is not sustainable </...
Why do different? <ul><li>Recognition of the role of research and high level skills in knowledge economies creates new opp...
Looking forward <ul><li>Clear benefits – shared understanding  </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on collaborative and partnership mo...
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Internationalisation

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Presentation by Andrea Nolan from University of Glasgow given at the "Equality and Diversity: promoting good practice in library work" course on the 17th November 2009.

The response of HE institutions to the ongoing process of globalisation and internationalisation.

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Internationalisation

  1. 1. Internationalisation Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals Professor Andrea Nolan Senior Vice-Principal
  2. 2. Outline <ul><li>Higher Education in a globalised world </li></ul><ul><li>Internationalisation of Higher Education </li></ul><ul><li>What does it look like? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A University perspective </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Making it happen </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Key challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Looking forward </li></ul>
  3. 3. Globalisation: key drivers Knowledge Commitment to mass Higher Education Life Long Learning Knowledge based Economic development Social responsibility Global marketplace for students and staff … mobility New technologies
  4. 4. Globalisation <ul><li>Universities / Higher Education Institutions are both contributors and drivers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Knowledge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technologies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Innovations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Graduates </li></ul></ul><ul><li>All universities are subject to the processes of globalisation </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Response to globalisation </li></ul><ul><li>‘ The process of integrating an international /intercultural </li></ul><ul><li>dimension in to the teaching, research </li></ul><ul><li>and service functions of a University </li></ul><ul><li>(De Wits & Knight, 2997) </li></ul>Internationalisation
  6. 6. Internationalisation – a changing perspective <ul><li>Historically recruitment focus </li></ul><ul><ul><li>UK … 11% of international student market </li></ul></ul><ul><li>New ‘competitors’ emerging which have challenged the historic model </li></ul><ul><li>Broader understanding of what internationalisation means </li></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ at home’ as well as ‘abroad’ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>mutual benefits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>reputation building </li></ul></ul><ul><li>… . Leading to a balanced and more far-reaching approach </li></ul><ul><ul><li>embracing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>partnership development to support education and research </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>capacity building, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>two-way mobility </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Significance of internationalisation recognised </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A core strategy </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Internationalisation: it is happening <ul><li>Universities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Benchmarking against international peers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Defining institutional ambition in global terms </li></ul></ul><ul><li>International networks developed </li></ul><ul><ul><li>e.g. U21, WUN, IRUN </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Internationalisation ‘at home’ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>investment in student support and integration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>improving student mobility choices </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Long-term partners and strategic alliances in development </li></ul><ul><li>New education ‘hubs’ </li></ul><ul><li>Mobility of staff, students, institutions and programmes </li></ul><ul><li>Global citizenship </li></ul>
  8. 8. What it looks like? An institutional perspective <ul><li>Context </li></ul><ul><li>Strategic plan, 2006 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ambition ‘ to be one of the small number of institutions recognised as being the best in the world ’ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Core strategies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ an international leader in research across the physical sciences, life sciences, social sciences and humanities’ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ renowned internationally for enquiry-led learning in a knowledge culture shaped by our research environment ’ </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. e.g. Learning & Teaching Strategy <ul><li>to ‘increase the University’s reach and standing in learning and teaching internationally, and develop the University as a culturally diverse learning community’ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Grow international student population & enhance diversity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grow the number of students having an international study experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increase educational partnerships with universities internationally </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Diversify educational delivery models </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop effective mechanisms to support student integration on campus </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Embedded approach of core strategies <ul><li>Developmental process of core strategies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lack of integration …. missed synergies? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lack of shared understanding </li></ul></ul>‘… its about ‘the bottom line’…. ’ ‘ my research is international ……by definition ’ ‘ … students can’t travel because …’ ‘ … we are a civic university with commitment to the city.…’
  11. 11. 2008: Why an internationalisation strategy? <ul><li>To articulate a shared understanding of internationalisation </li></ul><ul><li>To engage staff </li></ul><ul><li>To provide clarity for staff, students and external stakeholders </li></ul><ul><li>To ensure an integrated approach to development </li></ul><ul><li>To use this to identify explicitly the changes required to deliver outcomes </li></ul>Explicit articulation of objectives allows us to plan, prioritise and make choices, and support these with investment
  12. 12. Internationalisation strategy: UoG <ul><li>Internationalisation? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ the process of integrating an international / intercultural dimension in to the teaching, research and service functions of a University’ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Benefits </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To promote graduates who are more globally and culturally aware </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To capitalise on international business opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To promote our reputation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To enrich our local community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To be preferred destination for internationally mobile students and staff </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Internationalisation strategy: UoG <ul><li>Six key themes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Student experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research and knowledge transfer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Staff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Alumni </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Partnerships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Local engagement </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Supporting Infrastructure <ul><li>Regional champions </li></ul><ul><li>( http:// www.gla.ac.uk /international/internationalisation/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>International steering group </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reporting and monitoring of strategy </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Internationalisation project manager appointed </li></ul><ul><li>Partnership development funding </li></ul><ul><li>Student mobility strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Equality and diversity unit </li></ul><ul><li>Staff training </li></ul><ul><li>Partnership working with students through SRC </li></ul>
  15. 15. Goals set: e.g. Student experience theme <ul><li>International student growth and diversity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>UG / PG </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Promote and grow international study opportunities / work placements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>c. 1,400 students had international experience in 2009 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Employability / careers development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>e.g virtual careers fair in China </li></ul></ul><ul><li>International student experience </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning environment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integration in to Glasgow (city & university) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Living environment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use student feedback to improve experience </li></ul><ul><ul><li>International Student Barometer </li></ul></ul>
  16. 17. e.g. Student experience - actions <ul><li>Guide on curriculum development </li></ul><ul><li>Staff development workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Revision of regulations </li></ul><ul><li>Travel scholarships </li></ul>Institutional research on student experience Student feedback (ISB) Student network (peer support) Family support enhanced Multi-faith guidance developed Work with student body re induction ‘ One Glasgow’ Launched partnership with KIC Enhanced careers support Pump priming - collaborative teaching Gap analysis of programme provision Student ambassadors Improved information for international students Student mobility strategy developed Develop more effective partnerships to support mobility
  17. 18. Supporting infrastructure e.g . Regional champions <ul><li>Six champions appointed </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Africa </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Americas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>East and South East Asia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Europe </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Middle East </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>South Asia </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Budget and admin support (part-time role) </li></ul><ul><li>Role is to lead development of regional action plans addressing themes of strategy </li></ul>http://www.gla.ac.uk/international/internationalisation/
  18. 19. e.g. Partnership development <ul><li>Africa </li></ul><ul><ul><li>e.g. University of Dodoma </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Linked to Glasgow Centre for International Development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>promotes capacity building and cultural exchange between low income countries and Scotland </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>South Asia: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Partnership development with new University in PUNE, India </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Education, Life, Biomedical and Physical Sciences </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>East Asia / South East Asia </li></ul><ul><ul><li>IJN Malaysia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Capacity building with Cardiovascular Centre in Glasgow </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Academic and clinical </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Partnership Development fund </li></ul><ul><ul><li>23 partnerships funded in last 2 years </li></ul></ul>
  19. 20. Key challenges and opportunities <ul><li>Changing the model </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Recruitment model is not sustainable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ unpredictable’ (UUK) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Partnership development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Investment and commitment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Economic climate </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Risks difficult to quantify </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Maintaining quality brand and confidence </li></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ competitive edge’ in face of range of issues </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Matching curriculum with market needs </li></ul><ul><li>Increased competition internationally </li></ul><ul><li>Changing student expectations </li></ul><ul><li>Technological advance loci changing and HE leadership emerging in ‘new’ regions </li></ul>
  20. 21. Why do different? <ul><li>Recognition of the role of research and high level skills in knowledge economies creates new opportunities for trans-national research and education </li></ul><ul><li>Co-ordinated research needed to address global challenges in appropriate timescales </li></ul><ul><li>Global citizenship </li></ul><ul><li>Key focus of Government </li></ul>
  21. 22. Looking forward <ul><li>Clear benefits – shared understanding </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on collaborative and partnership models </li></ul><ul><li>Recognition of long-term opportunities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Research links </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Base for in-country research & translation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Study / work placement opportunities for students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Diverse student and staff community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Knowledge transfer </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use international partnerships to support the development of ‘global’ graduates </li></ul>

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