The 4th APIKS Conference: Internationalization in Higher Education
(December 7-9, 2020)
Call for Contributions
The concept of internationalization has witnessed a controversial transformation in higher education over the past few decades. Carnegie 1992 and CAP 2007 projects have filled an important gap at this point, giving way to numerous publications that unveil the changing understandings and interpretations of internationalization across years and diverse settings. Through the changes emerged from these days forward, there are still similar but important questions open to further discussion. Our aim with this conference (including comparative workshop sessions) is to contribute to the recent discussions on the role of internationalization in higher education and how it is changed across diverse disciplinary, professional, institutional, national, and geographical settings in the knowledge-based society. Both neutral/supportive and critical theoretical considerations are welcome to expand the concept and practice-based conversations. It would also be beneficial to elaborate the discussion by including national as well as geographical policy developments in internationalization. We hope this conference will improve our understanding of internationalization in higher education and look forward to your contributions.
For this coming APIKS conference, the discussion on country cases may include (but not limited to) below themes:
- Internationalization strategies by institutional types/locations/ages
- Internationalization of student/staff population by institutional strategies
- Faculty internationalization activities by institutional conditions
- Faculty internationalization activities by professional/disciplinary factors
- Faculty internationalization activities by individual/personal characteristics
(please, see more in the Analytical Framework provided by the conference team)
Aside from the country cases, the conference will include workgroup sessions on comparative studies. Questions that may trigger comparative studies include (but not limited to):
- What are the contemporary trends and prospects on academics’ international engagement, and which factors are influential in shaping these trends are prospects?
- To what extent do academic’s research, teaching and external activities include an international dimension, and which factors are influential in shaping these activities of academics’ internationalization?
- What are perceptions of academics on their institutions’ internationalization strategies and which factors are influential in shaping these perceptions?
- What are perceptions of academics on diverse subjects of internationalization (e.g. gender, regionalization, early career academics) and which factors are influential in shaping perceptions on these subjects?
(please, see more in the Analytical Framework provided by the conference team and in the exemplifying excel sheet (offered by the conference team) for comparative study topics)