Is Strategic Internationalization a Reality?

  • Giorgio Marinoni
  • Hans de Wit
Keywords: Higher education; internationalization; policy; strategy; strategic approach; inequality


This article presents a reflection on the results of the 5th IAU Global Survey to help understand to what extent the internationalization of higher education has become a strategic process at higher education institutions (HEIs) around the world. The results of the survey seem to indicate that a strategic approach to internationalization is indeed common at the majority of HEIs. Although encouraging, the results show  that there is still room for improvement when it comes to financial resources and monitoring and evaluation. They also show a risk of increasing inequality between HEIs.

How to Cite
Marinoni, G., & de Wit, H. (2019). Is Strategic Internationalization a Reality?. International Higher Education, (98), 12-13. Retrieved from
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