The evolution of internationalisation strategy: a case study of the University of Nottingham

Cheng, Ming, Kitagawa, Fumi and Osborne, Michael (2017) The evolution of internationalisation strategy: a case study of the University of Nottingham. International Journal of Knowledge-Based Development, 8 (3). ISSN 2040-4468

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Internationalisation is at the centre of debate on the future of higher education as an area of important strategic and organisational activity in the rapidly changing global and local landscapes within the knowledge-based economy. Internationalisation encompasses multiple dimensions of universities' strategies, and there is limited understanding on how these different dimensions influence universities' activities in a holistic way. Drawing on a case study of the University of Nottingham with its campuses in the UK, Malaysia and China, this paper examines the changing scope of its internationalisation strategies and how these strategies have affected four key institutional activities, namely, student learning, staff mobility, quality assurance, and community engagement. The study unpacks the concept of internationalisation through the lenses of stakeholder relationships and leadership theory and illustrates challenges of internationalisation as perceived by the university leaders and key stakeholders. Questions are raised about the sustainability of internationalisation strategies, in particular with regard to enhancing the quality of the student learning experiences in local contexts.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Education and Lifelong Learning
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2017 06:06
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2022 03:22
DOI: 10.1504/IJKBD.2017.086406


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