Colonial legacies in internationalisation of higher education : racial justice and geopolitical redress in South Africa and Brazil

Faculty/Professorship: Foundations in Education  
Author(s): Majee, Upenyu S.; Ress, Susanne  
Publisher Information: Bamberg : Otto-Friedrich-Universität
Year of publication: 2021
Pages: 463-481
Source/Other editions: Compare : a journal of comparative education 50 (2020), 4, S. 463-481. Published online: 17 Oct 2018. ISSN 1469-3623, ISSN 0305-7925
is version of: 10.1080/03057925.2018.1521264
Year of first publication: 2018
Language(s): English
DOI: 10.20378/irb-51301
Licence: Creative Commons - CC BY - Attribution 4.0 International 
URN: urn:nbn:de:bvb:473-irb-513015
Internationalisation of higher education has mostly been theorized from a Euro-American perspective, taking less into account how legacies of colonial expansion impose unique demands on universities.
This article highlights the tensions that arise when universities must respond simultaneously to transnational pressures for internationalisation and local demands for racial justice. Drawing on insights from two qualitative case studies at public universities in South Africa and Brazil, it is argued that the inbound mobility of regional students serves the instrumental purpose of holding together these conflicting imperatives at the level of the individual institution without fully accounting for international students in institutional discourses, policies and structures.
GND Keywords: Brasilien; Südafrika; Universität; Auslandsstudium; Internationalisierung; Soziale Ungleichheit
Keywords: higher education; international student mobility; Africa; Latin America; social justice
DDC Classification: 370 Education  
RVK Classification: MS 7600   
Type: Article
Release Date: 3. November 2021

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