Twenty-first Century Mobility: The Role of International Faculty

  • Philip G. Altbach
  • Maria Yudkevich
Keywords: International faculty, global hiring of academics, costs and benefits of international faculty


International faculty are a growing phenomenon worldwide. This article analyzes the role of international faculty, the ways that international faculty are hired and promoted, and their role in the university and in terms of global mobility.

Author Biographies

Philip G. Altbach

Philip G. Altbach is research professor and founding director of the Center for International Higher Education at Boston College, US.

Maria Yudkevich

Maria Yudkevich is associate professor of economics and vice-rector at the National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia.

How to Cite
Altbach, P. G., & Yudkevich, M. (2017). Twenty-first Century Mobility: The Role of International Faculty. International Higher Education, (90), 8-10.