Essay about Impact Of Globalisation On Higher Education

1049 Words Aug 1st, 2016 5 Pages
Globalisation affects the broad economic, technological and scientific trends which have direct impact on higher education. The trend of globalisation is real and important which students and faculties mobility has exploded (Wildavsky 2010). The purpose of this essay is to analyse the impact of globalisation on higher education in several aspects - the flow of academic talents, universities’ global competition, distance learning, and discuss whether it has the same impact to different countries.

Being encouraged by the globalisation, the proportion of scholars and students who travel abroad for research, teaching or study overseas are getting larger. The majority of these academic talents are from the developing countries and enter the institutions in the developed countries (Altbach 2004). Being attracted by the better factors at the centre, such as higher salaries, better working conditions and the necessary laboratory equipment for scientific research, a large number of the academics migrate choose to work in other countries. People used to think that this flow has weaken the academic systems in many developing countries severely because those who left their mother country was regarded as permanently lost (Altbach 2004). However, as many of the talents who had left their countries of origin begin to return home to find jobs in newly booming economies such as China and India, more authors start having an idea of "brain circulation" or "brain exchange" (Wildavsky 2010,…

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