Catherine Montgomery


Catherine Montgomery is Professor of International Higher Education in the Department of Education at the University of Bath. Catherine’s research focuses on internationalisation of higher education and she has a particular interest in transnational higher education in China and East Asia. Catherine’s recent work focuses on international higher education mobilities, mainly with reference to flows of international students and considers what this can tell us about the changing landscapes of global higher education.

Catherine has also worked on international and comparative research projects in Denmark, Mexico and Vietnam including a British Council project focusing on Internationalisation strategy in Vietnam, an ESRC funded project looking at autonomy and democracy in education entitled Freedom to Learn and a British Council project researching the role of dialogic STEM education in addressing social and cultural disadvantage in Mexico and the UK.

Catherine has recently been appointed to the role of Academic Director of International Partnerships at the University of Bath. In this new role, she is leading the strategic development, coordination and delivery of worldwide partnerships and supporting faculties and departments in identifying, developing and maintaining research, teaching and knowledge-exchange links and partnerships with institutions overseas.

Other indicators of esteem include a visiting professorship at the Centre for Higher Education Internationalisation at the Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan, Italy, a UK National Teaching Fellowship (2010) and frequent invitations to give keynotes, plenary and papers on international education at national and international educational conferences and for government policy groups. Catherine has strong and active collaborative research links with high ranking universities in China, Hong Kong, Vietnam and Mexico.

Featured Presentation (2018) | Contemporary Patterns of Global Educational Mobilities: What Might Be the Impact on Innovation and Entrepreneurship?

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