Internationalisation 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.
But since the development of the higher education market,
the rising costs of a university education and the diminishing support of
governments through the public purse, universities - old and new - are actively
pursuing internationalisation strategies.