Early Career Academics and Internationalization

Alenka Flander, Pamela Guzmán, Carole Probst Schilter, Paula Tulppo, Chang Da Wan

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This chapter focuses on internationalization trends of early career academics based on the Academic Profession in the Knowledge-based Society (APIKS) global survey, involving 34,674 academics across 16 countries. The 16 countries are further categorized into: advanced, emerging European, and emerging non-European. Among the participating academics, 15,871 (45%) were early career academics. Based on these participants, this chapter examines the extent of internationalization in the training background of early career academics, as well as in their current activities of teaching, research, and external engagement. In terms of background and training, we found that across all countries, a greater number of senior than early career academics obtained their doctoral degree from a different country to the one they are working in. Specifically in teaching, we examine the international perspective, content, and student body. In research, we explore collaboration with international colleagues, characterization of primary research, publications, co-authorship, and research funding. In external engagement, we delve into the contribution to external international society. Overall, this chapter highlights various trends of internationalization within and across the three categories of countries, and underlines illuminating key factors that support as well as challenge the extent of internationalization of early career academics.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternationalization and the Academic Profession
Subtitle of host publication Comparative Perspectives
EditorsAlper Çalıkoğlu, Glen A. Jones, Yangson Kim
Place of PublicationCham
Number of pages28
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-031-26995-0
ISBN (Print)978-3-031-26994-3, 978-3-031-26997-4
Publication statusPublished - 2023
MoEC publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book

Publication series

SeriesThe Changing Academy – The Changing Academic Profession in International Comparative Perspective

Field of science

  • Administrative science


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