Investigating the obstacles and strategies of internationalization of Farhangian University

Document Type : Research Paper


Farhangyan University Academic Board Chamran Faculty


The purpose of this study was to investigate the obstacles and internationalization strategies of Farhangian University. The research method was quantitative - descriptive and survey method was used to collect data. The statistical population included: deputies, general managers, heads of departments in the central organization and provincial managers of Farhangian University who participated in the research process by census method. Data collection tool was a researcher-made questionnaire based on the Likert spectrum taken from the questionnaire of Salimi et al. (2014) and Khorasani and Zamani Manesh (2012) with the opinion of 4 experts in two sections: obstacles and strategies. The reliability of the questionnaire was /84. In addition to descriptive statistics, one-sample t-test, independent t-test, one-way analysis of variance and Friedman test were used to analyze the data. The research findings showed that the participants consider cultural, educational, research, structural and equipment factors as obstacles of internationalization. Independent t-test by gender showed that gender does not affect barriers to internationalization of the university. The results showed that there is a difference between the opinions of faculty members regarding the international barriers to the Farhangian University. Prioritization of university internationalization strategies showed that policy, communication, university and support strategies have the most roles in the internationalization of the university, respectively. The results of this study will help university managers in recognizing barriers and adopting internationalization strategies of Farhangian University.