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  
Title of the Journal: Compare : a journal of comparative education
ISSN: 0305-7925, 1469-3623
Publisher Information: Abingdon : Taylor & Francis
Year of publication: 2020
Volume: 50
Issue: 4
Pages: 463-481
Language(s): English
DOI: 10.1080/03057925.2018.1521264
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