As a result of a year of deliberation among academic leaders, the International Association of Universities (IAU) launched the document “Affirming Academic Values in Internationalization of Higher Education: A Call for Action” to draw attention to some possible negative consequences of the internationalization of higher education, such as diminishing the diversity of languages used to deliver higher education, and promoting the pursuit of prestige as measured by league tables. It also asks that institutions re-examine the process of internationalization around fundamental values and principles such as academic integrity, quality and equitable access.

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