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Internationalisation at Home : Critical Analysis of Challenges, Tensions and Obstacles in Finnish Higher Education (2022)


Weimer, L., & Mathies, C. (2022). Internationalisation at Home : Critical Analysis of Challenges, Tensions and Obstacles in Finnish Higher Education. In L. Cremonini, J. Taylor, & K. Joshi (Eds.), Reconfiguring National, Institutional and Human Strategies for the 21st Century : Converging Internationalizations (9, pp. 37-57). Springer. Knowledge Studies in Higher Education. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-05106-7_3


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Publication details

All authors or editors: Weimer, Leasa; Mathies, Charles

Parent publication: Reconfiguring National, Institutional and Human Strategies for the 21st Century : Converging Internationalizations

Parent publication editors: Cremonini, Leon; Taylor, John; Joshi, K.M.

ISBN: 978-3-031-05105-0

eISBN: 978-3-031-05106-7

Journal or series: Knowledge Studies in Higher Education

ISSN: 2566-7106

eISSN: 2566-8315

Publication year: 2022

Publication date: 23/06/2022

Volume: 9

Pages range: 37-57

Number of pages in the book: 293

Publisher: Springer

Place of Publication: Cham

Publication country: Switzerland

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-05106-7_3

Publication open access: Not open

Publication channel open access: Channel is not openly available


Abstract

This chapter critically examines the development of internationalisation at home in Finland. Internationalisation at home aims to intentionally develop the international and intercultural competencies of student’s who do not participate in international mobility. In 2018, the Ministry of Education and Culture (MoEC) commissioned the Finnish Institute for Educational Research to investigate the extent to which internationalisation at home had been addressed, adopted and implemented across Finnish higher education institutions (HEIs) and research institutes. The final report illuminated a fragmented approach to internationalisation at home and at the same time exposed limitations and challenges to implementation. This chapter explores why the implementation of internationalisation at home was disjointed, by analysing national policy, institutional practices and human experiences. Agency theory is used to explain the implications of the alignment and misalignment of interests, activities, and incentives between the MoEC and Finnish HEIs. At the individual level, academic tribes and territories is used to explain academics’ behaviours towards the implementation of internationalisation at home practices in academic spaces.


Keywords: internationalisation; internationality; international cooperation; international mobility; institutions of higher education; universities; tertiary education; student exchange; studies abroad; challenges; obstacles (phenomena); incentives

Free keywords: challenges; tensions; obstacles; higher education


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Ministry reporting: Yes

Reporting Year: 2022

Preliminary JUFO rating: 2


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