Research Impact: There is a growing interest in the internationalization of research activities in higher education institutions. Economic and political motivations are increasingly the key drivers for internationalization which might be viewed as disruptive and insensitive to local contexts, fostering inequality and forms of cultural and socioeconomic imperialism. Unlike this reductionist view of internationalization, we argue that internationalization should be considered a moral practice grounded in solidarity as a key concept to transform the social and material conditions of inequality. It is a solidarity based on sharing the struggle with people, and the will to give, and rethink, ourselves. It is suggested that solidarity might direct readers to consider internationalization as the promotion of cooperation among nations and, in turn, improving the quality and relevance of research.
MacPhail, A. and Luguetti, C., 2021. Nurturing solidarity: Considering the internationalization of research activities in kinesiology as a moral practice. International Journal of Kinesiology in Higher Education, 5(2), pp.56-67. DOI: 10.1080/24711616.2020.1866469