Internationalization of HE & EMI 28 Mar 2019 12:05 12:30

Internationalization of HE & EMI 28 Mar 2019 12:05 12:30

Mr Sainbayar Gundsambuu Presenter


Internationalization of HE & EMI

This study aims to explore the implementation of policies for EMI at six private universities in Japan, South Korea, and Mongolia and to investigate their rationales. As EMI is one trend in the internationalization of higher education across non-Anglophone countries, higher education institutions in these three countries are introducing courses and degree programs in English in order to become more competitive in the regional or international higher education market. The rationales for the introduction and implementation of courses and programs in English differ in terms of their designs, characteristics, and national contexts. In Japan, the governments top-down policy plays an important role in the EMI development and implementation. This is seen clearly from the cases of its national universities. However, the context in private universities tells a different story. The cases in South Korea display many similarities in comparison to Japan. However, the studies on EMI in Korean higher education are few. In contrast to Japan and South Korea, EMI is new phenomena in Mongolia. Though this study, it attempts to explore the phenomena in its national context and to examine EMI at six private universities from the perspectives of faculty members and administrators involved with the implementation process of EMI.

"In the competitive international higher education market, many countries in the Asia-Pacific region are striving to internationalize their higher education institutions through a wide variety of strategies and initiatives. Numerous factors impact this phenomenon. One of the growing global phenomena is the introduction of English-medium instruction (EMI) at universities. The primary goal of this study is to explore factors or motives that drive private institutions to adopt EMI policy and EMI implementation in the non-Anglophone countries—Japan, South Korea, and Mongolia. In order to reach this research goal, EMI policies and practices at two private institutions from each country are analyzed and compared drawing on “Top-down



Mr Sainbayar Gundsambuu
PhD Candidate
Graduate School of Human Sciences
Osaka University

I am a Ph.D. candidate at Osaka University and my research focuses on the internationalization of higher education and English medium instruction in Japan, South Korea, and Mongolia

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