CGE Seminar Friday 14th October 2016: Dr Tony Young

Please join us for the next Centre for Global Englishes (CGE) seminar.

When: Friday 14th October 2016, 5-6.30pm

Where: Lecture Theatre C, Avenue Campus

Who: Dr Tony Young, Newcastle University

Intercultural Perspectives on Internationalising Universities

More than four million people are now studying in Higher Education (HE) institutions outside their country of origin, and many thousands of ā€˜internationalā€™ academic staff work in our universities worldwide. ā€˜Internationalisationā€™ in HE has been framed both as this phenomenon of global mobility and as the institutional response to it. This response was until recently dominated, especially in the global west, by neo-liberal state and institutional discourses around internationalisationā€™s contribution to fee income generation and world rankings of reputation. This may now be changing, with a greater interest, at least among researchers, in internationalisation as a lingua-cultural educational phenomenon. This talk will explore the extent to which this change is actually happening, and the role that intercultural perspectives ā€“ broadly defined, and often contested – are playing in exploring it.


Piller, I. and Cho, J. (2013). Neoliberalism as Language Policy. Language in Society, 42(1), 23-44.

Young, T.J., Handford, M. and Schartner, A. (Eds.) (2017). The Internationalising University: An Intercultural Endeavour? Special Issue of the Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development. Forthcoming.

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