7.3 Latin America: does internationalisation actually deliver?6 March 2013 - 10:45
Are we generating a vital uplift in the knowledge economies of our countries, or giving pampered university students a ‘jolly good time’ overseas?
Internationalisation aims to produce the international global workforce of the future, a global research and innovation base and a truly international experience of learning that embeds both international understanding, awareness and experience. It is offered as axiomatic, and an undoubtedly ‘good thing’.
But does it actually work?
There are more than 30 international benchmarking ’tools’ purporting to demonstrate an institutions internationalisation credentials, and an increasing number of multi million dollar mobility schemes sending the academic elite for a brief period from one set of universities to another.
The distinguished and experienced panel of experts will debate these issues, in the context of the rapidly developing ‘hot-house’ of Latin America.