Real internationalisation still eludes universities

While other industries talk about globalising, higher education, particularly in the United States, has long been heavily international, drawing students and faculty members from around the world, writes Karin Fischer for The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Still, universities here and elsewhere need to do more to ensure that the next generation of scholars and researchers has an international perspective and the ability to work in diverse settings, said speakers at the annual meeting of the Council of Graduate Schools. Such skills are increasingly important as classrooms fill with even more international students and as many academics pursue careers abroad. They are equally crucial, speakers at the four-day conference noted, for the growing number of doctorate recipients who pursue careers outside the academy.
Full report on The Chronicle of Higher Education site