What is missing in internationalization of higher education in a time of globalization in the Asia-Pacific Region?

Shun Wing NG

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Abstract

One major trend of globalization related to reforming and restructuring higher education is the intention to make the higher education systems more globally competitive. While indulging in the game of marketing and exporting higher education to other regions, we must ask ourselves authentically, “What should internationalization of higher education aim at? What is missing in the process of internationalization in the Asia-Pacific Region?” This paper argues that preparing future leaders and citizens for a highly interdependent world requires a higher education system in which internationalization promotes cultural diversity and fosters civic and intercultural awareness, and in which the internationalized curriculum is committed to the pursuit of the notion of global citizenship. Such internationalization of higher education contributes to building more than economically competitive and politically powerful states. It represents a commitment to the civic mission of international solidarity, human harmony and helps to build a climate of global peace. Copyright © 2010 Centre for Governance and Citizenship, The Hong Kong Institute of Education.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherCentre for Governance and Citizenship, The Hong Kong Institute of Education
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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internationalization
globalization
education
education system
citizenship
cultural diversity
solidarity
Hong Kong
restructuring
peace
marketing
time
climate
commitment
leader
governance
citizen
curriculum
trend

Citation

Ng, S. W. (2010). What is missing in internationalization of higher education in a time of globalization in the Asia-Pacific Region? Hong Kong: Centre for Governance and Citizenship, The Hong Kong Institute of Education.

Keywords

  • Education, Higher
  • Asia
  • Pacific Area
  • Education and globalization