Internationalization of higher education in the light of cooperation projects: A conceptual analysis
Responsibility for Internationalisation
Martina Gaisch et al, University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Austria
Single presentation - 30 Minutes
This contribution discusses the many rationales for the internationalization agenda of higher education institutions. While looking at ideological strategies for going international, it also sheds light on intervening variables and causal links that affect the willingness for internationalization efforts. In this context, special focus is placed on initiatives along the lines of Internationalization of the Curriculum (IoC), Internationalization at Home (IaH) and Internationalization of the Mind (IoM). In doing so, a specific Interreg project between Austria and the Czech Republic serves as a frame of reference. It is sought to sketch the impact of this cross-border cooperation on the stakeholders involved and identify how their international mindset has shifted towards an increased willingness to adapt their internalized practices.