A global perspective has become an essential part of research, innovation and education. National boundaries are of shrinking relevance for doing 21st century research, as global problems will require countermeasures developed through concerted international initiatives.
Research requires globally-engaged scientists as well as research administrators working collaboratively across borders, cultures and legal systems. This raises the possibility that the mingling of multiple cultures, rules, regulations and organizations will create tensions among the values, norms and legal frameworks represented by international collaborators. A better understanding of those tensions is critical. Hence, administrators need to provide the systems and processes by which internationalization works.
International administrators have to be knowledgeable, experienced and have to have an understanding of how each constituent part of internationalization adds value to the university environment. In recent years, the universities’ emphasis is no longer so much on teaching, learning and research, but rather on hitting targets, raising income and saving money.
Within the European funded project BILAT USA 4.0 European and US partners have juxtaposed EU and US terminology of funding mechanisms and grants management at both sides of the Atlantic within this Terminology MediaWiki for researchers, research managers and administrators to better understand each other, the global funding landscape and to fully exploit transatlantic funding opportunities.
In the mainpage you will find an easy access menu to what you should know as the image shows below.