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"Internationalization at the national, sector, and institutional levels is defined as the process of integrating an international, intercultural, or global dimension into the purpose, functions or delivery of postsecondary education."
Jane Knight

Over the last two decades internationalization has become a growing interest for Higher Education Institutions and the planning and development of international activities are more and more integrated in the core strategy of the institutions. But, what does Internationalization really mean?

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Useful resources and organisations developing knowledge in internationalisation and international trends in Higher Education:


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The SAGE Handbook of International Higher Education 
Darla K. Deardorff, Hans de Wit, John D. Heyl and Tony Adams
SAGE Publications, 2012


Developing the Global Student: Higher education in an era of globalization (Internationalization in Higher Education Series) 
David Killick
Routledge, 2014


Comprehensive internationalisation – Institutional pathways to success
John K. Hudzik
Routledge, 2014


Internationalisation of Higher Education Handbook
Eva Egron-Polak, Madeleine F. Green, Christian Müller, Lewis Purser, and Hanneke Teekens
DUZ Academic Publishers


Internationalisation of Higher Education and Global Mobility
Bernhard Streitwieser
Symposium Books, 2014


Internationalization of the Curriculum
Betty Leask
Routledge, 2015