Role of Campus Leadership in Managing Change and Challenges of Internationalization of Higher Education

Hamdan Said, Iqbal Ahmad, Mohamed Sharif Mustaffa, Faizah Abd Ghani


Today’s’ globalised world is replete with many fast occurring changes and challenges. These changes have put more pressure on leaders of higher education institutions. Although frequent exchange of ideas, people and capital among countries through internationalization has brought many benefits to students, societies and countries, higher education leadership faces many challenges when it comes to preparing campuses to meet the increasing needs of globalization. This paper reviews the critical role of higher education leadership in effectively managing the change and cope with the challenges inside the campuses. The paper attempts to answer the question on way leadership in higher education institutions may overcome the challenges more effectively. To answer this question, the paper investigates into current existing literature from a variety of perspectives. To explain this situation, the paper attempts to highlight the possibilities, problems and promises of internationalization of higher education and the role of leadership. This will provide some insights to the higher education leaders on ways that students can be better prepared as leaders in present globalised world.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2015.v6n4s1p82

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