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The soft power of international higher education : a critical perspective

  • This article explores current debate on the use of soft power in international higher education, highlighting existing tensions between competing political and academic discourses. It draws on examples from practice and relevant insights in soft power scholarship to capture varying paradoxes and dilemmas that emerge as nations try to leverage the power of international tertiary education to enhance their brand and attract foreign audiences in the name of public diplomacy. Whilst exposing cases of hubris and hidden agendas, this study also addresses issues of inequality and responds to a growing call for knowledge diplomacy aimed at tackling common global problems.

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Author of HS ReutlingenGrünewald, Hazel
Erschienen in:Internationalisation of higher education : policy and practice
Publisher:DUZ Medienhaus
Place of publication:Berlin
Document Type:Journal article
Publication year:2023
Page Number:23
First Page:5
Last Page:27
Article Number:A 1.12
PPN:Im Katalog der Hochschule Reutlingen ansehen
DDC classes:370 Erziehung, Schul- und Bildungswesen
Open access?:Nein
Licence (German):License Logo  In Copyright - Urheberrechtlich geschützt