Innovation and inclusion for impact: the role of internationalisation in driving some of the world’s fastest growing economies
Some of the fastest growing economies in the world such as Turkey and Brazil are investing heavily in reform, development and expansion of their higher education systems in the conviction that enhancing intellectual capital, research and innovation will help them build the powerful knowledge economies to which they aspire.
What do senior policy makers see as the impact of increased innovation in higher education? What has been the impact of rapid expansion of higher education that allows many more young people access to universities? At the same time as the drive to innovate and expand, increased internationalisation of higher education systems is a major goal. What effect does internationalisation have on innovation? How does it affect policies to widen participation and access? Internationalisation of research and innovation opens doors to the global market but at what risk? How is intellectual property shared and agreed between international partners? Do growing economies secure their fair share of intellectual property in international collaborative projects? With the growth of academic and researcher exchange and collaboration, how do countries mitigate the risk of brain drain? How does the drive to attract more and more international staff and students benefit the host country. Does it deny opportunities and access to students and staff in-country?