u:japan lecture: "Why study abroad in East Asia? Motivating factors shaping European students' mobility decisions" - Miloš Debnar & Wolfram Manzenreiter

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Dear H-Japan member,
the Department of East Asian Studies - Japanese Studies at University of Vienna would like to draw your attention to the upcoming hybrid u:japan lunch lecture:

Miloš Debnar & Wolfram Manzenreiter:
“Why study abroad in East Asia? Motivating factors shaping European students’ mobility decisions”

Date and time: Thursday, March 30, 2023, 12:30~14:00 (CEST, UTC+2h)
The Zoom Meeting will be open from 12:15 (CEST).
Max. 50 participants (on site) + max. 300 participants (online)

In this lunch lecture Miloš Debnar (Ryūkoku University) & Wolfram Manzenreiter (University of Vienna) question the validity of neoliberal explanations that often “reduce mobility goals to pure economics” (Lipura and Collins 2020) by using a mixed methods data set on students of East Asian Studies from Austria, Czech and Slovakia. Their results demonstrate that study abroad in the fields of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean Studies is perceived as an essential part of studies and expectations on the outcome of studying abroad are less oriented on the career. Rather, it is a combination of non-material and cultural dimensions that emerge from our questionnaire and interview data as crucial in prompting students’ motivation. They discuss differences in relation to institutional arrangements, national contexts and wider social changes that contribute to shaping motivations of study abroad across our sample. Finally, they discuss the possible theoretical implications of their findings for furthering research on international student mobility.

This will be a hybrid event, both live at the Campus of the University of Vienna and online via Zoom. Live participation is available for 50 people. For more information on the speakers, abstract of the lecture and future events of u:japan lectures, please follow the link below: https://japanologie.univie.ac.at/ujapanlectures/

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LIVE @ Campus of the University of Vienna
Department of East Asian Studies, Japanese Studies
Seminarraum JAP 1, 2K-EG-21, Ground floor to the left
Spitalgasse 2, Hof 2.4 (Campus), 1090 Vienna, Austria

Join the lecture via Zoom (no registration necessary):
Link: https://univienna.zoom.us/j/61974518538?pwd=Wi9sdXNxckhwb016VGFBelY3b095Zz09
Meeting-ID: 619 7451 8538 | PW: 111760

We look forward to your participation!
With kind regards,
Bernhard Leitner, Florian Purkarthofer and Ralf Windhab

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