STEMi and the Future of U.S. Global Competitiveness

October 12, 2011

By Victor C Johnson

What is STEMi? In an article in the Chronicle of Higher Education’s Worldwise blog, I describe the concept - STEM-internationalized – and I argue that it is the new paradigm that the United States must adopt in order to stay competitive in our global economy. I look forward to reading your reactions and comments.


The Neglected Dimension of Competitiveness

By Victor C. Johnson, senior adviser, public policy, for NAFSA: Association of International Educators

Posted on the Chronicle of Higher Education’s WorldWise blog on October 11, 2011.

Excerpt: 

When we speak of competitiveness, we are talking about international competitiveness. Yet the idea that international competitiveness could depend at all on international knowledge is at best a subtext of the discussion, if it's there at all. Surely the anomaly must strike us: Our competitiveness depends on success in a world of which most Americans are remarkably ignorant, and on selling things to people whose languages we don't speak. The competitiveness conversation must shift from 'STEM' to 'STEM-internationalized' - or STEMi. This is the province of international education.

Read the full piece and comment on the definition of STEMi on the Chronicle of Higher Education’s WorldWise blog.


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