GLOBALIZATION, INTERNATIONALIZATION AND ACADEMIC MOBILITY: A CONCEPTUAL OVERVIEW AND THE BRAZILIAN NATIONAL HIGHER EDUCATION SYSTEM

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Abstract

The internationalization has become one of the top priorities of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) worldwide as a consequence of the globalization process. This paper aims to present the most important concepts which instigate this discussion: globalization, internationalization, and mobility in light of its interpretation by the Brazilian Higher Education System, to visualize the scenery of the internationalization among the HEIs, their students and professors and its evolution through the 2014-2015 period. Based on the Census of the Higher Education, the findings demonstrate that, from a total of 2,364 HEIs, in 2015, around 280 (11.8%) were involved in academic mobility. Most of the professors participating in the mobility had a Ph.D. degree. The number of male teachers are slightly superior than the female. Their ages ranged from 34-43 while the female teachers ranged from 23-33 years. Most of the students engaged in academic mobility were enrolled in the Science without Borders (SwB) Program, financed by the Brazilian government; were from male sex, depart to 54 different countries and were mostly from 18 to 24 years old.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication9TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION AND NEW LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES (EDULEARN17)
Pages8727-8735
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventInternational Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 3 Jul 20175 Jul 2017

Publication series

NameEDULEARN Proceedings
ISSN (Print)2340-1117

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Period3/07/175/07/17

Keywords

  • Internationalization
  • Higher Education
  • Academic Mobility
  • Higher Education System

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