International partnerships are essential for universities

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International partnerships are essential for universities

As educational hubs continue to progress, the chance of attracting international students from traditional regions of recruitment proves to become increasingly challenging.

International collaborations between universities are beneficial for students, staff and everyone else involved. Rapid internationalisation coupled with open communication mediums and ease of international travel. Universities worldwide are already looking into making the most of the possibilities this sets forth by establishing international partnerships and relationships with other institutions.

With an increasing number of students opting to transcend across borders in the pursuit of education, it only makes sense for institutions to ensure they foster a global culture to continue attracting applicants.

The partnerships are beneficial to students as:

  • It offers students with the opportunities to travel abroad via any programmes established. It also allows universities to have better comprehend the various cultures, thereby contributing to their marketing success internationally.
  • It helps to provide students with the capacity to study, work and travel in an international setting.

Further,as educational hubs continue to progress, the chance of attracting international students from traditional regions of recruitment proves to become increasingly challenging. Therefore, to remain competitive, universities will have to explore the possibility of  investing in cross-cultural university collaborations.

These partnerships have also been viewed to benefit researchers and the world.

One in five of the global scientific papers are co-authored internationally. Rapid globalisation has allowed academics and researchers across the world to better collaborate, making it easier to put together the exchange of academic ideas.

The capacity to analyse, debate and exchange experience is critical for academic and scientific achievement. Constructively challenging accepted opinions and ideas is fundamental to their advancement, and international partnerships helps in expediting the progress. In addition, this initiative also brings about benefits including curriculum advancement and degrees forged in collaboration with partner universities.

Source: QS

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