Globalizing University Research: Innovation, Collaboration, and Competition

How can a university effectively encourage collaboration between research and international offices to manage the contractual and financial dimensions of global research projects as well as the language and cultural differences inherent in cross-national collaboration for the benefit of researchers? There is no one-size-fits-all approach but successful practices provide a useful road map. Ideally, the university will have a high capacity international research unit or centralized hub. But even among separate offices or units, collaboration can work effectively. This volume, the tenth and final report in the Global Education Research Reports series, examines the many ways in which universities can support international research, equip scholars with tools for success, engage students, create institutional partnerships, and connect with the community to facilitate research that reflects our globalized world. Recognizing challenges such as time, language, and cultural differences in project management, the authors create a space for critical reflection and action into the internationalization and globalization of institutional research.

Table of Contents

Chapter One: Institutional Organization to Promote and Support International Research

Chapter Two: Equipping Faculty, Scholars, and Post-Docs for International Research

Chapter Three: Engaging Students in International Research

Chapter Four: International Research Cooperation, Collaboration, Partnerships, and Alliances

Chapter Five: International Research, Innovation, and Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

Chapter Six: Connecting University International Research Programs with the Community, Region, & State

Chapter Seven: Assessing Your Institution’s Global Footprint

Chapter Eight: Grand Challenges Unite the World and Promote Research Across Borders