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

Cheng, M., Kitigawa, F. and Osborne, M. (2017) The evolution of internationalisation strategy: a case study of the University of Nottingham in China. International Journal of Knowledge-Based Development, 8(3), (doi:10.1504/IJKBD.2017.10007519)

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Abstract

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 university’s 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, how to enhance the quality of the student learning experiences in local contexts.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Osborne, Professor Michael and Cheng, Dr Ming
Authors: Cheng, M., Kitigawa, F., and Osborne, M.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education > Social Justice Place and Lifelong Education
University Services > Learning and Teaching Services Division
Journal Name:International Journal of Knowledge-Based Development
Publisher:Inderscience Publishers
ISSN:2040-4468
ISSN (Online):2040-4476
Published Online:31 August 2017
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 Inderscience Publishers
First Published:First published in International Journal of Knowledge-Based Development 8(3)
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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