As this paper discusses the author excellently presents valuable information on global knowledge economy, enrollments of students in global higher learning institutions, patterns of higher learning in these institutions, issues of governance and the changes that have occurred in higher education institutions in different countries worldwide. Gürüz addresses socio-economic and cultural issues in higher education systems and institutions through a historical sense to capture the important changes that have occurred in these systems and institutions including the actions of governments in promoting internalization of higher education in their nations.
This essay stresses that in addressing the internalization of higher learning, the author uses two very important phrases throughout the book, which are global knowledge economy and international student mobility. To help readers understand what he means, Gürüz defines global knowledge economy as academic movement in higher education. He also defines international student mobility as a scenario where students move from their own countries to foreign countries for study purposes. Here, the author is focused on issues of social, cultural and political realms that the students carry with them from their countries and those that they experience in the foreign countries that they go to. In all these issues, Gürüz clearly states that capitalism has had a long history of influence because it promotes “virtuous cycle of innovation, reward, and reinvestment”.