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International and Comparative Education

2011

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Internationalization Of Higher Education In Mena: Policy Issues Associated With Skills Formation And Mobility, Alan Ruby, Adriana Jaramillo, Fabrice Henard, Hafedh Zaafrane Jan 2011

Internationalization Of Higher Education In Mena: Policy Issues Associated With Skills Formation And Mobility, Alan Ruby, Adriana Jaramillo, Fabrice Henard, Hafedh Zaafrane

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This policy issues note is focused on internationalization of higher education and the linkages and implications that internationalization has for skills mobility. Internationalization is one of the most important developments that globalization has brought to higher education worldwide. In the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, it has turned into quite a complex undertaking. The Arab Spring has made it clear that young people in MENA are asking for more and better opportunities: to study and work; to move about the world; and to learn and to create new knowledge and enterprises. Higher education, migration, and labor mobility are ...