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Internationalization strategies in Portuguese Higher Education Institutions – time to move on and to move beyond

7 pagesPublished: January 6, 2018

Abstract

In recent decades, under the pressures of globalization and within the framework of the European Union education policies, Portuguese Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) have undergone an intense process of internationalization, with rising figures in the production and dissemination of scientific knowledge and research as well as student and staff international mobility and real academic cooperation amongst HEIs. Despite these indicators, other issues such as the internationalization of curricula content, student development of intercultural skills, and institutional foreign language learning policies, require attention in the debate on internationalization in Higher Education (HE) and open the challenge to the broad strategic area of “Internationalization at Home” (de Wit et al. 2015b).
In this paper, which is a part of ongoing research on the introduction of the Content and Language Integrated Learning approach in Portuguese HEIs, we present an overview of the national internationalization policies in Portuguese HE over the past decade and focus on just how these policies have been transferred and transformed institutionally. We start by reviewing the different definitions of internationalization in HE, both abroad and at home, and then focus on national policies, specifically a recent Resolution of the Portuguese Council of Ministers (78/2016). Finally, we conclude arguing for the need to not only move on with these efforts but also to move beyond to broaden the scope of action of internationalization strategies in Portuguese HEIs.

Keyphrases: CLIL, Higher Education (HE), Internationalisation, Internationalization policies in portuguese HE, Portuguese Higher Education Institutions

In: Alejandro Curado (editor). LSP in Multi-disciplinary contexts of Teaching and Research. Papers from the 16th International AELFE Conference, vol 3, pages 33--39

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BibTeX entry
@inproceedings{AELFE2017:Internationalization_strategies_in_Portuguese,
  author    = {Margarida Coelho and Mar\textbackslash{}'ia Del Carmen Arau Ribeiro},
  title     = {Internationalization strategies in Portuguese Higher Education Institutions --  time to move on and to move beyond},
  booktitle = {LSP in Multi-disciplinary contexts of Teaching and Research. Papers from the 16th International AELFE Conference},
  editor    = {Alejandro Curado},
  series    = {EPiC Series in Language and Linguistics},
  volume    = {3},
  pages     = {33--39},
  year      = {2018},
  publisher = {EasyChair},
  bibsource = {EasyChair, http://www.easychair.org},
  issn      = {2398-5283},
  url       = {https://easychair.org/publications/paper/pGLj},
  doi       = {10.29007/dcmw}}
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