Main challenges to international student mobility in the European arena

López-Duarte, Cristina and Maley, Jane and Vidal-Suárez, Marta M. (2021) Main challenges to international student mobility in the European arena. Scientometrics, 126 (11). pp. 8957-8980. ISSN 0138-9130 (Print) 1588-2861 (Online)

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This study analyses international student mobility (ISM) in Europe since the 1999 Bologna Declaration. International mobility of higher education students is both a driver and a consequence of the Bologna Process and emerges as a relevant issue in a wide range of research areas. This literature review develops a qualitative content analysis of the set of high-performance articles published between 2000 and 2018 and identified through a wide range of bibliometric tools: direct (first generation) citation counts; indirect or accumulated impact; early influence; adjusted impact with respect to year of publication, type of document, and discipline; and alternative metrics that measure interactions in the internet and social media. The content analysis focuses on the pending achievements and main challenges to ISM, among them: attracting non-European students to whole degree programs, the need for actual and further convergence in programs and systems to ensure real compatibility, the impact of HE ISM on the promotion of the European citizenship and consciousness, the sharp imbalance between credit and degree mobility, the need to strengthen the link between ISM and employability, the existing social selectivity in European ISM, the frequent social segregation problems faced by international students.
Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 120; 123; Bibliometric; Bologna Process; Challenges to ISM; European Higher Education Area; International student mobility; Literature review
Divisions: Sabancı Business School
Depositing User: Jane Maley
Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2022 17:55
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2022 17:55

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