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Internationalisation and Transnationalisation in Higher Education

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Edited By Vesa Korhonen and Pauliina Alenius

Internationalisation have recently featured in discussions and initiatives related to various fields of higher education. Educational leaders, institutions and national policy-makers, but also international actors, such as the European Union and UNESCO, have promoted the internationalisation of higher education. Increasing emphasis on internationalisation has diversified also teaching and learning contexts in higher education and has given rise to a growing need for searching appropriate cross-cultural pedagogical approaches. However, internationalisation in the context of higher education is a multifaceted concept and involves more than just one international dimension in institutional or pedagogical activities. These recent developmental features are examined in the book with the conceptual lense of emerging pattern of internationalisation.

Vesa Korhonen is a Research Director and Senior Lecturer at Faculty of Education in University of Tampere, Finland. His expertise relate to higher education research, cross-cultural lifelong learning and online education.
Pauliina Alenius is a Postdoctoral Researcher at Faculty of Education in University of Tampere, Finland. Her expertise covers transnational education, multicultural work environments and informal learning of migrants.