Openness is a necessary condition for universities to compete and collaborate internationally, to contribute to an open society, to global challenges, and the public good. However, openness cannot any longer be taken for granted in the changing global context. Rising geo-political tensions, security concerns, illiberal trends, internal tensions in the EU, jeopardize institutional autonomy, academic freedom and potentially weaken the university’s ability to play its role as a core institution of the open society. Read more: Openness challenged the university at risk.pdf
The project aims to explore and explain the differences in the perception and implementation of internationalisation as manifest in the academic disciplines and
professional fields, as a way to improve our understanding of internationalization and to better inform institutional policy.
To this end, a refined (new) conceptual model is being developed to be explored and tested in a range of disciplinary and professional fields
See project website
Published in: China and Europe on the New Silk Road: Connecting Universities Across Eurasia. Edited by Marijk van der Wende, William C. Kirby, Nian Cai Liu, and Simon Marginson. Oxford University Press, 2020.