Internationalisation at Home in Higher Education

Edited by
Nada Trunk Širca
Dorsaf Ben Malek
Mariam Hammoud

Open Access | ISBN 978-83-65020-45-1 | PDF
Printed | ISBN 978-83-65020-46-8

Internationalisation at home is the new concept that actors in higher education have put forth as an alternative to regular and more familiar internationalisation. It can also be employed not as an alternative but as a component among others within the overall realm of internationalisation. This book provides experiments and attempts in the internationalisation at home within Mediterranean countries as case studies to be carefully scrutinised and replicated in other regions of the world. Data gathering was facilitated within the framework of the med2iah project, an Erasmus+ capacity building project co-funded by the European Commission within the period of 2020–2023. The MED2IaH project involves partnerships between the North and South Mediterranean universities. It is primarily designed to have an impact at system level and trigger reform processes at the national level in  Mediterranean Partner Countries. In fact, South Mediterranean students are in urgent need of acquiring international experience to be as competitive in the excessively multicultural job market as North Mediterranean and western students. However, economic, social, and political realities in their countries dictate other strategies for internationalisation other than physical mobility that do not require huge funding and complex regulations and policies.

The publication is based on the project co-financed by Erasmus Plus, ‘The MEDiterranean countries: Towards Internationalisation at Home (MED2IaH).’ Countries:  Slovenia, Italy, France, Spain, Morocco, Tunis, Egypt, Libanon, Jordan.