A4 Conference proceedings

Student Perspective on University Internationalisation


Publication Details
Authors: Kompanets Victoria, Morgunova Maria, Väätänen Juha
Publication year: 2018
Language: English
Title of parent publication: ICERI2018 Proceedings
Start page: 3583
End page: 3593
Number of pages: 11
ISBN: 978-84-09-05948-5
ISSN: 2340-1095
JUFO-Level of this publication: 0
Open Access: Not an Open Access publication

Abstract

The paper addresses the problem of quality assurance of university internationalisation by analysing the student expectations about university international services. The research aims to answer how important are university international activities for students and what are the indicators of quality of international programme from student perspective. The research is based on the quantitative survey of 207 students mainly from Nordic countries and Russia who represent both domestic and international student body. The study uses statistical item-by-item analysis. Students consider international exchange, internships abroad and interaction with students from other countries as important part of their studies. International study experiences are primarily appreciated for expanding horizons by living in another culture and improving job prospects. Reputat¬ion, international university rankings position and strong specialisation are the criteria for evaluating the quality of international programme. Student feedback on the needs for internationalisation support provides points for further development. More opportunities for international internships, intensive language courses and activities for more interaction of international and local students are the key directions for improvement of students' international experiences. The findings of this study contribute to the stream of literature analysing the quality of university internationalisation, and can be utilised in development of international study services.


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