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The New Politics of Global Academic Mobility and Migration


Edited By Fred Dervin and Regis Machart

This book brings together recent research on Global Academic Mobility and Migration (GAMM) from a variety of perspectives and contexts. There is now a widespread consensus that most countries and world regions are witnessing GAMM. Bringing together leading scholars from Australasia and Europe, this volume offers readers detailed account of the new politics of such acts of mobility and migration. The following key issues are dealt with: mobility determinants, social injustice, management and administrative problems, as well as teaching–learning challenges. The book invites students, researchers and practitioners to reflect further on the nature of today’s education on the move.
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The Shifting Boundaries of the Academic Profession in Malaysia: A Comparative Perspective



Motivating the discourse on the need for quality higher education is the belief that knowledge creation, dissemination and production must be encouraged as entities to be entrenched in a lifelong culture in all societies and that all countries have a role to play in this expanding knowledge network (Kaur, Morshidi Sirat & Norzaini Azman, 2008). The professoriate has to be highly responsive to its changing environments that include the institution, society and government. It has to adhere to policies set by its institutions and government while responding to the society’s needs. Admittedly, with the influences of globalisation and internationalisation, the professoriate has an extra responsibility to respond to, i.e. international force. Internationalisation, especially in the Malaysian context, requires academic staff to increase their international experience, not only by obtaining foreign degrees but also to gain international teaching and research knowledge. To some extent, this has spurred the need for academics to be mobile and dynamic in search of international experience but one may argue that this is not a common trait among the Malaysian professoriate.

Comparative analyses on various aspects of academic work continue to garner a lot of interest. While analyses on the Malaysian professoriate are still at the developmental stage, many other countries have various ways of evaluating the faculty. Professors in Germany and USA, for instance, are also evaluated based on their ability to secure external funding to manage their research projects (Musselin, 2005 as cited in Musselin, 2007). Lack...

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