I will presenting at Teachers College, Columbia University on the topic of “Three Megatrends Transforming Internationalization of Higher Education: Implications for Research Agendas and Institutional Strategies.” This is a free, interactive, public event.
When: Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Where: Milbank Chapel, Teachers College, Columbia University
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm
The event is hosted by Dr. Thomas P. Rock, Vice Provost for Enrollment Services at Teachers College and jointly sponsored by following offices of Teachers College, Columbia University:
–Higher & Postsecondary Education Program
–International & Comparative Education
-Office of Enrollment Services
-Office of International Affairs
-Office of International Services
Here is an overview of the session:
With more than 6,000 post-secondary institutions, American higher system commands global reputation and admiration, however, it is inequitable and unsustainable in terms of its internationalization strategies and outcomes. Internationalization activities are concentrated in few institutions and they are heavily dependent on few source and destination countries. For example, 100 American universities account for 1 in 2 international students and likewise, 1 in 2 American students going abroad. This imbalance is also evident in terms of where students come from and where they go. For example, 1 in 2 international students in the US comes from China, India and Korea and 1 in 3 American students go to UK, Italy and Spain.
How can more institutions become effective in their internationalization efforts? What research agenda can help make internationalization more equitable part of American higher education system? How can research better inform institutional strategies? The overarching purpose of this session is to share three megatrends that are shaping internationalization of higher education so that it can help researchers in defining future agendas and inform institutions in developing strategies.
Dr. Rahul Choudaha