Context of Internationalization

The need for internationalization of the university today is determined by:

  • The globalization of the world economy and the labor market;
  • Strengthening the role of universities in building of a knowledge-based economy;
  • Enhancing the international cooperation in the sphere of education and science;
  • The formation of an international competitive environment for universities working for strengthen its own position in the international market of educational services.

The university is in this context is a company that sells educational service to the consumer – seekers of higher education, industry, university-partner, state. A key aspect of the university perspective becomes its foreign economic activity with an emphasis on the export of educational services, which may take various forms.