Universities as portals of globalization

Authored by: Claudia Baumann

The Routledge Handbook of Transregional Studies

Print publication date:  November  2018
Online publication date:  November  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138718364
eBook ISBN: 9780429438233
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In the 1980s, interest in international higher education began to increase against the backdrop of a changing global order and the burgeoning knowledge age. In the field of higher education, the term internationalization started to be used to describe what had moved beyond ‘multicultural’ and ‘comparative’ education. In the 1990s, terminologies expanded, coming to include ‘transnational’, ‘cross-border’, and ‘borderless’ due to the increasing elements of mobility and market-driven activities (Knight 2008).

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