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A Chinese Branch Campus In Malaysia - Adjusting Fundamentals, Alan Ruby, Bonnie Yingfei Dec 2017

A Chinese Branch Campus In Malaysia - Adjusting Fundamentals, Alan Ruby, Bonnie Yingfei

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The first overseas campus established by a renowned Chinese university - Xiamen University Malaysia is a flagship of China’s international engagement strategy in higher education. How XMUM adjusts and adapts to the local environment will be an exemplar for other Chinese universities.


International Faculty Recruitment In Kazakhstan: The Case Of Nazarbayev University, Alan Ruby, Aliya Kuzhabekova, Jack T. Lee Jan 2017

International Faculty Recruitment In Kazakhstan: The Case Of Nazarbayev University, Alan Ruby, Aliya Kuzhabekova, Jack T. Lee

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No abstract provided.


Higher Education Internationalization In The Context Of Ongoing Economic-Political Transitions: Insights From Former Soviet And Eastern Bloc Nations, Kata Orosz, Laura W. Perna Jan 2016

Higher Education Internationalization In The Context Of Ongoing Economic-Political Transitions: Insights From Former Soviet And Eastern Bloc Nations, Kata Orosz, Laura W. Perna

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In this introductory essay to the special issue, we discuss the importance of regional and national contexts for understanding internationalization of higher education and provide contextual information about the cluster of former Soviet and Eastern bloc nations. Drawing from findings from the three studies included in this special issue, we also identify themes that may characterize the internationalization of higher education in former Soviet and Eastern bloc nations. We conclude the essay by discussing the value of comparative research on internationalization of higher education and identifying directions for future research.


Globalization And The University: A Relationship Worth Studying?, Alan Ruby Feb 2015

Globalization And The University: A Relationship Worth Studying?, Alan Ruby

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No abstract provided.


Understanding The Human Capital Benefits Of A Government-Funded International Scholarship Program: An Exploration Of Kazakhstan's Bolashak Program, Laura W. Perna, Kata Orosz, Zakir Jumakulov Jan 2015

Understanding The Human Capital Benefits Of A Government-Funded International Scholarship Program: An Exploration Of Kazakhstan's Bolashak Program, Laura W. Perna, Kata Orosz, Zakir Jumakulov

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This study utilizes qualitative research methods to explore the human capital benefits of one government-sponsored international scholarship program — Kazakhstan's Bolashak Scholars Program — and how program characteristics and other forces promote and limit these benefits. The findings raise a number of questions for policymakers, administrators, and researchers about how a government-sponsored international scholarship program should be structured so as to maximize human capital develoment for individuals and the sponsoring nation.


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 ...