Klemenčič's most important contribution in this area is on internationalization of higher education in peripheral countries. She developed a framework for integrated international engagements arguing for multiple layers of international cooperation as "gears" that mutually reinforce internationalization efforts. Klemenčič also researched the effects of Erasmus programme on higher education developments, and regional cooperation in higher education.
Interview: Understanding regionalization in higher education: In conversation with Manja Klemencic. EAIE Forum Spring 2017, pp. 18-21. European Association for International Education PO Box 11189, 1001 GD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Klemenčič, M. (2017) Internationalisation of Higher Education in the Peripheries: The ‘gear effect’ of integrated international engagements. In Hans de Wit, Jocelyne Gacel-Ávila, Elspeth Jones, Nico Jooste (Eds.) The Globalization of Internationalization: Emerging Voices and perspectives (Chapter 9, pp. 99-109). London: Routledge
The gear effects of integrated international engagments (Klemenčič 2015, p. 6)
Klemenčič, M. (2016) Intergovernmental regional cooperation in European higher education. Higher Education Forum (HEF) Volume 13, March 2016, pp. 75-90 (The Research Institute for Higher Education (RIHE), Hiroshima University, Japan)
Klemenčič, M. (2016) Regional perspectives on higher education in Europe: Diversity and Cooperation. In Engaging with Europe: Enduring Ties, New Opportunities, International Briefs for Higher Education Leaders (edited by Patti McGill Peterson and Hans de Wit) by American Council on Education’s (ACE) Center for Internationalization and Global Engagement (CIGE) and the Center for International Higher Education (CIHE) at Boston College, No. 6, 2016 pp. 20-23
Klemenčič, M. (2015) Internationalization of higher education in peripheries. In Handbook on Internationalization of Higher Education, edited by Beerkens, E., Magnan, M., S Söderqvist, M. and H.-G. van Liempd. Berlin: RAABE Verlag
Klemenčič, M., Flander, A. (2013) Evaluation of the impact of the ERASMUS Programme on higher education in Slovenia. Ljubljana: CMEPIUS