Towards a New Framework for Analysing Transnational Education

Nigel Healey, Lucy Michael

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    The well-documented growth of international student mobility has been paralleled by the emergence of so-called ‘transnational education’ (TNE), in which universities deliver their educational services to foreign students in their own countries, rather than the students travelling to the foreign university to study. While universities have engaged in limited TNE for decades (notably correspondence-based distance learning courses), transnational activity has expanded significantly over the last 20 years since the advent of the internet and the emergence of partnership-based models in which a third party delivers a franchised or validated programme. In this paper, we investigate the increasing complexity and multidimensionality of TNE partnerships, developing a new three-spectrum framework for conceptualising this activity. We argue that this new framework provides a more tractable way of understanding and analysing the ‘new internationalisation’ of higher education.
    LanguageEnglish
    JournalHigher Education Policy
    VolumeAdvanc
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    Publication statusPublished - 15 Jul 2014

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    • international higher education
    • transnational education
    • offshore education
    • globalisation of higher education
    • internationalisation of higher education
    • GATS and educational services

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    Healey, Nigel ; Michael, Lucy. / Towards a New Framework for Analysing Transnational Education. In: Higher Education Policy. 2014 ; Vol. Advanc.
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