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    Internationalisation of Swedish Higher Education and Research

    The higher education landscape is inherently global and with the increased mobility of people, information and resources across borders, it helps to advance the internationalisation of tertiary institutions. Heightened international cooperation at tertiary institutions has led to the need for integration of international perspective in the management of tertiary institutions.

    It is essential for tertiary institutions to enhance international cooperation and components of educational and research so as to to boost the element of activities. Internationalisation advances the quality of research through collaborative research; while quality of education can be enhanced through the exchange of experience and knowledge achieved through joint efforts worldwide. With educational content being positioned in a wider dimension, students are preconditioned to make international comparisons and ponder over them.

    Higher education helps shape students for the workforce. With an increasingly globalised world, the intercultural and international perspectives are critical in preparing all students for today’s society and the future.

    However, at present, the number of internationally mobile students in Sweden is below one percent and only contributes slightly more than one percent of the world’s research publications. Hence, to enhance the nation’s competitiveness within the higher education landscape, Sweden will have to revise its capacity to gather international expertise and be a part of the global collective knowledge.

    Read full paper here.

    Join us in the upcoming QS-APPLE 2018 from 21-23 November 2018 in  Seoul, South Korea, as we discuss the topic on “Future Universities in the Asia-Pacific: The Changing Face of Higher Education”.

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