Title: Internationalisation - professors' mobility and teaching in foreign languages in Slovenian higher education
Authors: Dušan Lesjak; Pornthep Anussornnitisarn
Addresses: International School of Social and Business Studies, Mariborska cesta 7, 3000 Celje, Slovenia ' Faculty of Engineering, Kasersat University, 50 Ngam Wong Wan Rd, Ladyaow Chatuchak, Bangkok, 10900, Thailand
Abstract: Teaching and research in higher education is conducted in collaboration with foreign institutions, professors and researchers and in the presence of foreign students. Slovenian students, professors and other staff, and researchers learn, train, teach and conduct research at foreign institutions. By the end of this decade, the number of our professors going abroad for at least one year and foreign professors coming to Slovenia will increase, as the objective is to have at least 10' of foreign professors by the end of the decade. To achieve top quality, internationalisation and international attractiveness of higher education institutions, the study programs should be carried out in foreign languages. For this reason, we studied how many of our professors went abroad for a period of up to one year, how it was funded, and what the purpose of their stay was. Next, we investigated how many foreign professors and experts were involved in the Slovenian higher education system and in what way. Finally, we examined how many Slovenian study programs and courses were offered in foreign languages and how many professors taught in foreign languages.
Keywords: internationalisation; higher education; mobility of professors; programs in foreign language; courses in foreign language.
International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2017 Vol.22 No.3, pp.340 - 352
Received: 28 Mar 2016
Accepted: 13 Jul 2016
Published online: 15 Sep 2017 *