What's in a name? The changing nature of mobility
takes up the challenge to decipher the current meaning of a much debated-on phenomenon in the area of higher education, namely that of mobility
. Over the past ten years or so, there have been significant changes in conceptualising and approaching mobility: there has been a move back to prioritising recruitment of foreign degree students over short-term mobility, and towards analysing more critically the real impacts of mobility on institutions, on their degree of internationalisation, and on the mobile individuals.
In this new context, new questions arise: is mobility an objective in itself, or a means to some other worthy ends? How well does mobility perform in responding to the expectations set on it and what eventual ‘side-effects’ does it have? Is mobility accessible to all, and is being mobile an advantage? Will there be more of the same in the future, or can we expect to see significantly changing mobility patterns, types, and directions?
On 27 March 2009, ACA invites you to join the discussion in the company of several high-caliber experts
in the field of international higher education, such as Neil Kemp
, Hans de Wit
, Jeanine Gregersen-Hermans
, Andrea Riedel
, Janet Ilieva
and ACA Director Bernd Wächter