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The Internationalization of the Academy. Changes, Realities and Prospects

Futao Huang, Martin Finkelstein and Michele Rostan (Eds).  The Internationalization of the Academy. Changes, Realities and Prospects.The Changing Academy – The Changing Academic Profession in International Comparative Perspective 10. Springer. 2014. Pages: 302

This book aims to provide an overall picture of the changing internationalisation of the academic profession in comparative and empirical terms. It offers empirical data on the developments in internationalisation and to examine transnational mobility of faculty staff in the surveyed countries, including furthermore faculty’s opinions and views on the shifts in internationalisation of higher education. 

It represents a longitudinal study of the changes in academia and academic profession in 19 countries across 4 continents in the course of 15 years. The questions of interest in the study revolve around the extent of change in the nature of academic work, external and internal drivers of these changes, differences among countries and types of institutions surveyed, and equally the responses of academic professions to such changes. 

It analyses and compares data from the 1992 Carnegie International study to the 2007 CAP survey, which was conducted with more than 25 000 professionals in higher education institutions that offer a baccalaureate degree or higher, and with professional researchers in public research institutes in the following 19 participating countries: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Hong Kong (SAR), Finland, Germany, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, South Africa, South Korea, the UK, and the US.