INTERNATIONALISING THAI UNIVERSITIES
I was asked to write an article for the university's journal about the nature and implications of my work. The article ('Measuring the Internationalisation of Higher Education in Thailand: milestones, methods, models and mapping') may be viewed by clicking the following link: <measuring_the_internationalisation_of_higher_education_in_thailand.pdf>.
Internationalising higher education ('HE') is a complex and eclectic process which involves introducing and developing regional and global (as opposed to simply local and national) components into the policies, provision (curricular, administrative, pastoral etc) and positioning of universities.
The process requires careful planning to ensure that the sometimes grandiose rhetoric that often accompanies moves to build HE links across national boundaries is matched by substantive benefits on the ground. Signing memoranda of understanding with universities in different territories
Details of the practical duties my work in this regard for Shinawatra University may be viewed at <www.cisce.siu.ac.th/>.
Internationalisation at universities impinges on a number of an HE institution's operational areas, such as world university rankings.
Attending the conference shown in the picture below (which concerned using European Union-derived models to help quantify the extent of university internationalisation in Thailand), which was held on 8th May 2015, was one of the duties for which I was responsible as Director of the Centre for International Studies and Continuing Education at Shinawatra University, Thailand: