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5th Global Survey on Internationalization - questionnaire instructions

This questionnaire collects data on internationalization of Higher Education that will be analyzed and summarized in the 5th edition of the IAU Global Survey report which will be published in early 2019. Since 2003, the International Association of Universities has conducted four Global Surveys on Internationalization of Higher Education. Each of them provides a unique data analysis of global and regional trends and developments in the field of international higher education and related policy making. The IAU Global Surveys have become an invaluable resource for those interested in internationalization of higher education.

IAU has an inclusive approach for internationalization and therefore developed this questionnaire based on the following definition : "Internationalization of higher education is defined as the intentional process of integrating an international, intercultural or global dimension into the purpose, functions and delivery of post-secondary education, in order to enhance the quality of education and research for all students and staff, and to make a meaningful contribution to society." (De Wit, Hunter, Egron-Polak, Howard, 2015, building on Knight 2006)


>> Please note that we might send out the survey to a few academic senior leaders in each institution. However, we need only one answer per institution. Therefore, we invite you to consult with your colleagues to gather the necessary information before fill replying to the online questionnaire.

>> Before completing the survey, make sure you have collected all necessary information to reply to all questions; you can download the questionnaire in pdf format in order to collect all the necessary data prior to completing the online questionnaire;

>> Once you have gathered all the necessary information, it will take you 30 minutes to complete the online questionnaire.

>> The collection of data will require consultation at your institution, the time to complete this process depends from one institution to another.

>> To support you in your responses, we have prepared a compilation of definitions of terms used in the questionnaire.

Note that all responses and data collected will be treated anonymously.

If you have any question, contact Giorgio Marinoni

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