My research project
Higher Education Internationalisation in Pakistan: Role of Chinese language policy
While Internationalisation of higher education is a growing research area globally, the role of language in internationalising higher education, is less discussed. My research interest is to investigate the role of recently implemented Chinese language learning policy in higher education institutions of Pakistan. The context of this initiative is the multibillion-dollar China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) trade agreement between the two countries. I intend to employ Fairclough ‘s (1989) Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) of the Chinese language policy documents to examine how internationalization is framed, in addition to Chinese language teacher interviews and Chinese language student focus group discussions to explore their experiences with regards to the Chinese language learning initiative.