Eric Beerkens

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Globalisation has become one of the key concepts in the social sciences today. In higher education research, too, the term is used frequently. Maybe even so frequently that it sometimes seems possible to pronounce virtually anything under the heading of globalisation. This article attempts to identify the various interpretations of globalisation in general,(More)
As a response to processes of globalisation and regional integration, internationalisation activities in universities have changed. Flows have become more massive, the range of activities has broadened, and internationalisation has shifted from a marginal activity to a central institutional issue with strategic importance (van der Wende 2001, European(More)
This article provides an international comparative overview of institutional strategies, collaboration patterns and governmental policies related to the use of ICT in higher education. It has been produced as part of an international comparative study on the use of ICT in higher education. It covers the following range of countries: Belgium, Finland, the(More)
Theoretical work on international inter-university networks (IIN’s) is scarce. Research into the field of higher education itself has been dependent on theoretical frameworks from other disciplines, which then need to be adapted to the specific characteristics of higher education. In our search for starting-points for theory development we therefore need to(More)
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