Acta Universitatis Danubius. Relationes Internationales, Vol 7, No 1 (2014)

Remarks on the Internationalization of Higher Education as a Source of Soft Power

Anisoara Popa


The goal of this article is to provide a few comments on a more and more important dimension of Power in International Relations, that of Soft power. Starting from emphasizing on some nuances of the proces of internationalization and its terminology and also on the concept of “soft power” we tried to point out the rapport between these two concepts and realities and also the role that universities could have in the new international context.Our investigation leads us to the conclusion of the necessity of distinct national policies in order to maximise the involvement of universities in this process, taking account that the  process of  internationalization of higher education  is a mean not a goal in itself.


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