Universities ‘endanger internationalisation with commercial focus’
Ellie Bothwell from Times Higher Education writes about the panel discussion at the 2017 British Council’s Going Global conference where Dr Nico Jooste from our Research Unit spoke.
Dr Jooste said that universities were not “prepared” to put enough money into their global activities and would “rather see internationalisation as generating funds than spending funds”.
“We sugar-coat our commercial drives with the word ‘internationalisation’. And in the process, we might just kill internationalisation,” he said.
Speaking as part of a panel discussion in London titled “Is internationalisation dead in a ‘post-truth’ age?”, Dr Jooste argued that there was more to internationalisation than simply recruiting students from abroad.