Internationalization of Higher Education and Research in Ethiopia: Considerations for Institutional Strategy

Ayenachew Assefa Woldegiyorgis


In Ethiopia, research is not only small in size but also largely set as a
component of the higher education system. Therefore, policy and strategic
decisions at national level are often developed in blended manner that
encompasses both aspects. Internationalization has for the first time emerged as a
policy issue in the fifth Education Sector Development Program, in which
research also gained attention, though less than deserved. This paper examines
the practice of internationalization of higher education at institutional level and
the existing loose-defined policy space. Finally, the paper outlines possible
institutional strategies for the internationalization of research.


higher education; internationalization; Ethiopia

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