Internationalizing Higher Education in Korea: Challenges and Opportunities in Comparative Perspective


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Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, distributed by Brookings Institution Press, page(s): 242

July 2016

The cover image of "Internationalizing Higher Education," which shows abstract students carrying books, moving in different directions.

Student mobility in Asia has reached unprecedented levels. Inbound and outbound student mobility creates opportunities for Asian societies but also challenges, such as growing diversity and brain drain. This book examines these and other related, timely issues for the case of South Korea, a major player in the internationalization of higher education in Asia, and draws on the comparative experiences of other key players in the Asia-Pacific region—Japan, China, Singapore, and the United States. By doing so, it offers critical perspectives on the internationalization of Korean higher education as well as innovative, policy-relevant solutions for Asian countries undergoing similar challenges.  It will be a valuable addition to the growing literature on comparative and international education in Asia and can aid university administrators and policymakers striving to internationalize their higher education systems to meet new challenges.


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