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Conference Paper: Interdisciplinary and cultural perspective on the internationalization of Higher Education: a focus on East Asia

TitleInterdisciplinary and cultural perspective on the internationalization of Higher Education: a focus on East Asia
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Issue Date2014
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The 2014 Workshop on The Future of International Higher Education, The University of Nottingham, Ningbo, China, 1 November 2014. How to Cite?
AbstractRecent studies have shown that the meaning of internationalization, the means to implement it and the extent of internationalization policies depend much on specific subject matter. The general situation is that the “hard” sciences usually attain higher levels of internationalization than the “soft.” Development in the “hard” sciences, like engineering, tends to be much more emphasized, while the humanities and social sciences become under-represented in international programs. This is due basically to the varied ideologies, paradigms and discourses inherent in the humanities and social sciences and the high dependency on language to convey their meanings. In these fields, domestic considerations are given more weight than in the natural sciences, technology, and medical sciences. In East Asian societies, humanities and social sciences scholars have not achieved the emerging visibility of their natural science and engineering peers in the international community. Few publications produced by East Asian social …
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dc.contributor.authorYang, R-
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-18T07:06:49Z-
dc.date.available2015-08-18T07:06:49Z-
dc.date.issued2014-
dc.identifier.citationThe 2014 Workshop on The Future of International Higher Education, The University of Nottingham, Ningbo, China, 1 November 2014.-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/213798-
dc.description.abstractRecent studies have shown that the meaning of internationalization, the means to implement it and the extent of internationalization policies depend much on specific subject matter. The general situation is that the “hard” sciences usually attain higher levels of internationalization than the “soft.” Development in the “hard” sciences, like engineering, tends to be much more emphasized, while the humanities and social sciences become under-represented in international programs. This is due basically to the varied ideologies, paradigms and discourses inherent in the humanities and social sciences and the high dependency on language to convey their meanings. In these fields, domestic considerations are given more weight than in the natural sciences, technology, and medical sciences. In East Asian societies, humanities and social sciences scholars have not achieved the emerging visibility of their natural science and engineering peers in the international community. Few publications produced by East Asian social …-
dc.languageeng-
dc.relation.ispartofThe Future of International Higher Education Workshop-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.titleInterdisciplinary and cultural perspective on the internationalization of Higher Education: a focus on East Asia-
dc.typeConference_Paper-
dc.identifier.emailYang, R: yangrui@hkucc.hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityYang, R=rp00980-
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