Internationalization of higher education is a concept that is currently making its way to every corner of the globe. An Introduction to the Internationalization of Higher Education aims to provide the reader with an introduction to this subject and explore three of its most fundamental aspects; namely, internationalization at home, internationalization abroad, and internationalization of curriculum. This publication delves into the underlying rationale for internationalization of higher education and discusses the opportunities and challenges brought about by this concept. Current practices regarding the internationalization of higher education are discussed, and the requirements for the realization of these activities are laid out. This book can act as a basis for future research endeavors as it clearly and comprehensively introduces the internationalization of higher education and answers various questions about this topic.
Ali Arabkheradmand is vice-chancellor for global strategies and international affairs and president of international campus at Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS). He is the head of the internationalization committee at this university and is a member of the Board of Directors for Iranian Association of Surgeons (IAS). He is an associate professor at TUMS. Enayat A. Shabani is director of international affairs and development at the office of vice-chancellor for global strategies and international affairs, Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS). He is a member of the Internationalization Committee at TUMS and is in charge of Division of International Student Admissions, Division of Research, Marketing and Development, Division of International Development, and Division of ISSS & Visa Affairs. Amir Zand-Moghadam is assistant professor of applied linguistics and head of the Office of Developing International Academic Collaborations at Allameh Tabataba'i University. He also acts as the advisor to Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS), and the director of International Affairs and Development at the Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Hossein Samadi Bahrami is assistant professor of applied linguistics and head of the Department of Persian and International Languages at the School of International Relations (SIR). He has been teaching domestic and international English media and international relations at SIR and other universities across the country and has served as Iran's academic attache in the Republic of Uzbekistan. Ali Derakhshesh is completing his PhD in TEFL at Shahid Beheshti University. He has been teaching English for the past seven years. He has also co-written a book on general linguistics. Arya Rahimi Golkhandan is completing his Master's degree in teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) at Allameh Tabataba'i University via a merit-based admission. Backing his skills in this educational area are four years of teaching experience to students of English as a foreign language in intermediate and advanced courses, including FCE, CAE, IELTS and TOEFL preparatory courses.
Preface Chapter One: Internationalization of Higher Education: The Fundamentals Introduction Definition of Internationalization Fundamental Grounds for Internationalization Internationalization and Globalization Internationalization Strategy Incentives and Objectives Mapping Internationalization Organizational Structure for Internationalization Benefits of Internationalization Internationalization and the State Notes Chapter Two: Internationalization at Home Introduction Internationalization Duties of Universities in Internationalization Rationales of Internationalization Internationalization at Home: The Origins Internationalization at Home: The Concept Internationalization at Home: The Components Internationalization at Home: Rationales Students' Interaction on Campus Infrastructure Accreditation Notes Chapter Three: Internationalization Abroad Introduction Rationale and Impacts Prerequisites Common Practices Issues of Importance in Terms of Quality Internationalization Abroad Reviewed Notes Chapter Four: Internationalization of the Curriculum Introduction Curriculum Internationalization of the Curriculum Characteristics of an Internationalized Curriculum Internationalization of the Curriculum: Rationales Internationalization of the Curriculum: The Disciplines How to Internationalize the Curriculum Internationalization of the Curriculum and English as an International Language Internationalization of the Curriculum and Accreditation of Universities Notes Chapter Five: Conclusion Notes References