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Guest editorial This special issue’s topic, the Internationalization of Higher Education has been received a lot of attention from scholars continuously and recently, we can find current international debates on Target 4.3 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that focuses on the expansion of quality higher education. The importance of higher education is highlighted in a key target outcome of SDG Goal 4 as Target 4.3, which states that “By 2030, ensure equal access for all women and men to affordable and quality technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university” (United Nations, 2015). In 2019, The Global Convention on the Recognition of Qualification concerning Higher Education was adopted by the UNESCO General Conference. This is the first United Nations treaty on global higher education. It aims to promote internationalization of higher education and strengthen international collaboration for building fair, transparent and quality higher education (UNESCO, 2019). The internationalization of higher education is a key strategy to achieve this target as it promotes access, increases equity and enhances the overall quality of higher education. Student mobility has been a primary indicator of the internationalization of higher education, especially in the Asia–Pacific region, which is considered to be a very popular destination for http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Comparative Education and Development Emerald Publishing

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Emerald Publishing
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© Emerald Publishing Limited
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2396-7404
DOI
10.1108/ijced-05-2021-089
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Abstract

This special issue’s topic, the Internationalization of Higher Education has been received a lot of attention from scholars continuously and recently, we can find current international debates on Target 4.3 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that focuses on the expansion of quality higher education. The importance of higher education is highlighted in a key target outcome of SDG Goal 4 as Target 4.3, which states that “By 2030, ensure equal access for all women and men to affordable and quality technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university” (United Nations, 2015). In 2019, The Global Convention on the Recognition of Qualification concerning Higher Education was adopted by the UNESCO General Conference. This is the first United Nations treaty on global higher education. It aims to promote internationalization of higher education and strengthen international collaboration for building fair, transparent and quality higher education (UNESCO, 2019). The internationalization of higher education is a key strategy to achieve this target as it promotes access, increases equity and enhances the overall quality of higher education. Student mobility has been a primary indicator of the internationalization of higher education, especially in the Asia–Pacific region, which is considered to be a very popular destination for

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International Journal of Comparative Education and DevelopmentEmerald Publishing

Published: May 13, 2021

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