Gender and International Research Cooperation

  • Agnete Vabø
Keywords: Gender, Research, International, Women and higher education, higher education networking and women


This article discusses why U.S. academics, and female academics in particular, are less involved in international collaboration than their colleges in other countries. Features of the U.S. system for higher education and research, including its size, academic quality and the nature of the academic tenure track career system, are important in shaping this "national-oriented" mode of academic work. It is argued, however that such qualities also limit the realization of academic and economic potential of international research collaboration.
How to Cite
Vabø, A. (2012). Gender and International Research Cooperation. International Higher Education, (69), 19-20.
Aspects of Internationalization