Cristin-prosjekt-ID: 455461
Sist endret: 3. februar 2015 11:47
Cristin-prosjekt-ID: 455461
Sist endret: 3. februar 2015 11:47
Prosjekt

Higher Education in the High North: Regional Restructuring through Educational Exchanges and Student Mobility

prosjektleder

Marit Lillian Sundet
ved Fakultet for samfunnsvitenskap ved Nord universitet

prosjekteier / koordinerende forskningsansvarlig enhet

  • Fakultet for samfunnsvitenskap ved Nord universitet
  • Nord universitet

Finansiering

  • TotalbudsjettNOK 2.021.000
  • Norges forskningsråd

    • Prosjektkode: 220702

Kontaktinformasjon

Sted
Marit Sundet

Tidsramme

Avsluttet
Start: 1. januar 2012 Slutt: 31. desember 2015

Beskrivelse Beskrivelse

Tittel

Higher Education in the High North: Regional Restructuring through Educational Exchanges and Student Mobility

Vitenskapelig sammendrag

This project will study internationalization of higher education (HE) in the Barents region related to two aspects: institutional cooperation and student exchange between Russia and Norway. The project is based on an established collaborative network between different academic cultures. Internationalisation of HE is taking place at different, though interrelated, levels; the government level (macro), the institutional level (meso), and the individual/student level (micro) (Trondal, Gornitzka and Gulbrandsen 2003). The global competition for talent is increasing, and student mobility is a vital part of the flow of human capital (Florida 2007). Internationalisation and student exchange is high on the policy agenda in many countries and the flow of human capital in the High North have increased dramatically as a result of reforms in the Russian higher education systems. In terms of numbers and investments in HE the development in the Barents region cannot compare with what is currently taking place in the populous and prosperous regions of Asia and the Middle East. Although more limited in scope and volume and being just a narrow segment of the global knowledge food chain, the changes in higher education and cultural exchange being implemented in the High North is what counts in this region. There is an urgent need to produce empirical knowledge about how it is enacted and experienced at the various local levels that represent an important factor contributing to development of democracy and individual welfare. This research involves the institutions; administration and teaching staff, and students in eight HE institutions in North-West Russia and three HE institutions in Northern Norway. The methods used in the study are both qualitative and quantitative. The results will be fed directly back to the empirical field through production of academic articles and a dissemination conference.

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Marit Lillian Sundet

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