The International Dimension in the Substantive Functions of Higher Education Institutions

Moreno Elizalde, María Leticia
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The context of globalization and modernity in which we are immersed requires that we expand our horizons and be continuously more competitive. The education system, particularly higher education, is not immune to this phenomenon. In this regard, many higher education institutions (HEIs) have incorporated internationalization as an institutional strategy that constitutes the international and intercultural dimensions in its teaching, research and outreach functions by responding to new social, economic and market demands. Given this context, the Universidad Juárez del Estado de Durango (UJED), must include internationalization policy in its educational endeavour as reflected in its institutional mission, vision, normativity, quality assurance policies and intercultural values within the university community in order to affect the quality of educational programs offered by the higher education departments in their substantive activities. The purpose of this presentation is to create and develop an international dimension in the substantive functions in the Economics major offered by the Faculty of Economics, Accounting and Administration of the UJED taking into account the international dimension of curriculum (in terms of its structure, professors, program of studies and students) as well as in research.

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13e Colloque nord-américain sur l'enseignement supérieure du CONAHEC - Houston 2010
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Join leaders and practitioners of higher education, business, government and students at Rice University in the city of Houston, Texas for CONAHEC’s 13th North American Higher Education Conference!North Americans share many historical, cultural, and linguistic bonds and have many common issues to face. Since the signing of NAFTA, our region has become the largest trading block in the world, inextricably linked by growing economic ties. Leaders in North America recognize that regional and individual community prosperity depends largely on the global competencies of our future professionals -- today's students.A decade and a half into NAFTA, it is evident that our region must develop stronger, more productive and more resilient linkages both internally and with other world regions. Governmental and educational leaders acknowledge that higher education institutions in North America must be more proactive in offering students opportunities to gain international expertise by becoming more internationally oriented while simultaneously strengthening local connections in their teaching, research and public service functions. Higher education has an important role to play in strengthening North America and connecting it with the rest of the world.