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Students, Staff and Academic Mobility in Higher Education

Michael Byram & Fred Dervin (eds.) 2008 / Cambridge Scholars Press

Academic mobility in higher education is an old phenomenon, but it has become a high profile issue as the numbers of students and staff engaged, and the number of countries involved, has increased hugely in the last few decades. [...] This book reports research on the many facets of the experience and people involved, both now and in the past. [...]

Despite the fact that universities are and have been international institutions in their composition from the beginning, universities became in the 19th and 20th century de facto national institutions. This has changed and continues to change in the 21st century. [...]

The effects are on host universities, on the university community of staff and students, on the ways in which staff and students understand the nature of university study, on the ways students may or may not integrate with a local community. [...] This book charts the changes which are happening now and will undoubtedly continue for the foreseeable future.[...]

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