Internationalization in higher education is nothing new. For decades - before there were economic gains to be made from international student recruitment and possibly even before the term was coined - the brightest and wealthiest students from developing countries have gone
to study abroad.
The institutions selected have been as much a reflection of the political ties between countries, as they've been an indication of a student's personal ambitions.
The sector now speaks more of international partnerships - from research collaborations and consultancy to academic and student exchanges.