Internationalization of Higher Education: Potential Benefits and Cost in United Kingdom: An Overview


  • Silpi Sikha Laskar


Internationalization of higher education (IHE) is defined as the process of integrating an international, intercultural and global dimension into the purpose, functions and delivery of higher education (UNESCO),World Conference on Higher Education. Internationalization of higher education adds competitive edge to the quality of education, generates diplomatic good will and harmony across borders, and opens up new channels for economic collaborations. Leading Universities have acknowledged “internationalization” to be the future of higher education in India and many other countries across the world and have voiced the need to internationalize. The policymakers, aware of the many benefits of internationalization have taken steps to promote the internationalization of higher education through various policy initiatives. It has now become necessary for all the countries Higher Education Institutions to chart out a road map to internationalize their higher education in an environment of increasing competition.