Promising the future of university internationalisation

Public seminar

Room G01, ground floor
Elisabeth Murdoch Building
Parkville campus

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Cathleen Benevento

cjbe@unimelb.edu.au

T: 03 8344 4534

The objectives of this seminar are dual: to launch a new book titled “Measuring University Internationalization: Indicators across National Contexts”, which has recently published by Palgrave Macmillan in its Palgrave Studies in Global Higher Education series, and to discuss some key issues that around the future of university internationalisation. The seminar will begin with a brief review of the book, which presents the speaker’s doctoral study that conceptualised university internationalisation by considering different national contexts, and developed on an instrument to measure university performance in this domain. Following the review, the speaker would like to share her thoughts on the future of university internationalisation, particularly, the fulfilment of universities’ cultural mission in the global era. In what way universities can assist students and staff to develop their cultural awareness and competence is critical to the future of university internationalisation and to achieve the transformation from structural to cultural diversity.

Yuan Gao is a senior research officer at the Centre for Higher Education Equity & Diversity Research (CHEEDR), La Trobe University. Prior to this position, she performed as a Research Officer at the Centre for International Research on Education Systems (CIRES), Victoria University. Yuan obtained her Doctoral degree from MCSHE, The University of Melbourne, and her M.Ed. with distinction from University of Bristol and the honours Bachelor degrees from Peking University, China. Yuan’s research interests align with globalisation and internationalisation of higher education, intercultural education, STEM (Science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education, and Chinese diaspora in Australia.

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