К вопросу о связи процессов интернационализации и институциональной дифференциации в системах высшего образования
The article focuses on examination of the innovativeness as a factor which determines to a considerable degree the success of internationalisation in the educational sphere. It considers different approaches to the definition of concepts "innovation" and "innovativeness". Levels and kinds of the innovativeness are analyzed.
Global rankings and the Geopolitics of Higher Education is an examination of the impact and influence that university rankings have had on higher education, policy and public opinion in recent years. Bringing together some of the most informed authorities on this very complex issue, this edited collection of specially commissioned chapters examines the changes affecting higher education and the implications for society and the economy.
Split into four interrelated sections, this book covers:The development of rankings in higher education, how they have impacted upon both the production of knowledge and its geography, and their influence in shaping policymaking. Overviews of the significance of rankings for higher education systems in Europe, Asia, Africa, Russia, South America, India and North America. An analysis of rankings in relation to key concerns that pervade contemporary higher education. Examination of the role rankings are likely to play in the future directions for higher education.
This is a significant scholarly work that analyses in depth an important development in higher education systems, and which is likely to have an important influence upon how we understand the higher education policy-making process – past, present and future. It provides new analysis and conceptual understanding for researchers, and firm evidence for policy makers to use when addressing the value of rankings in measuring the quality of their institutions. Besides bringing together a powerful cast of academics, this book incorporates contributions from heads of important international higher education organisations – from both those involved in making and also in administering key decisions.
This timely, reflective and accessible book forms crucial reading for those studying the subject of rankings, as well as the broader implications and unintended consequences of rankings on national higher education policies. Extending beyond academic researchers and students, this book will also be of significant interest to policymakers, higher education leaders and key stakeholders.
The presented monograph includes papers of the acknowledged Russian and foreign researchers and practitioners in internationalisation of higher education. It also presents analysis of current trends and practices of internationalisation at institutional and national levels. The monograph’s content reflects transformations of internationalisation as a key concept and process that shape discourse and practices in higher education systems. The authors hope that this book will contribute to enhancement of national higher education policy on development of the system and Russian HEIs. The monograph is recommended to researchers and experts in higher education policy and management, government officials, rectors and university managers responsible for internationalisation of higher education.
The professionalisation of the field of international higher education has, among other things, amplified the need for specific skills at the international office. Even the definition and location of the international office now vary from one university to the next. Among all these changes, who is the international officer of today? As the diversity of opinions, experiences and case studies in this issue illustrate, the answer to this question is anything but straight forward.
The chapter analyses the experience of evaluation of modern universities’ internationalization. Special focus is given to the systems of indicators used for evaluation of international activities within various academic rankings. Drawing from analysis of the most popular global, regional and national single- and multidimensional academic rankings the authors argue that the number of indicators, that are reliable and relevant for evaluation of university international activities, is limited and doesn’t reflect modern development processes in higher education. The authors stress the importance of further development of the internationalization’s evaluation within different approaches, in particular multi-dimensional rankings practices, where internationalization is considered as one of the key institutional function. Based on the analysis of the approbation outcomes of the Template Methodology of Russian HEIs Multidimensional Ranking, the authors describe the differentiation processes occur in the Russian Higher Education system. Level of internationalization of Russian HEIs is seen as a possible criterion of their further differentiation