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What do transnational education students really want? - University World News

What do transnational education students really want? - University World News | Cross Border Higher Education | Scoop.it

Students involved in transnational education – learning in a different country from where the degree-awarding institution is based – are less concerned about the awarding institution’s reputation and more about a flexible learning environment and a close fit in terms of subjects available for study.

The British Council’s Education Intelligence Unit’s just-released Portrait of a Transnational Education Student, based on more than 160,000 student responses from 2007 until September 2012, found that students intending to study for a transnational education (TNE) degree valued the practicality of combining study with employment above the reputation, brand or ranking of the awarding institution.

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New Islamic collaboration on higher education and research - University World News

New Islamic collaboration on higher education and research - University World News | Cross Border Higher Education | Scoop.it

While the 57 member states of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation are adopting joint measures to promote higher education and research, OIC member Kazakhstan is implementing bilateral agreements and memoranda to establish a Central Asian higher education area.

These recent developments were outlined in the final communiqué of the Fourth Extraordinary Islamic Summit Conference "Promotion of Islamic Solidarity”, held in Makkah Al Mukarrammah in Saudi Arabia from 14-15 August, and at the Eurasian Higher Education Leaders Forum, held in Astana in Kazakhstan from 20-21 August.

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More than student recruitment: developing international strategies

More than student recruitment: developing international strategies | Cross Border Higher Education | Scoop.it

Engaging globally has becomes both more popular and more complex. In turn, universities are beginning to adopt a variety of approaches – often led by institution heads.

In this brave new world, how do you go about developing a strategy that works and is embedded in your existing institutional culture? How do you pick your partners and as universities start multiple partnerships in multiple countries, how do you determine who the stakeholders are, to whom you should be accountable? And, perhaps most contentious of all, how do you assess internationalisation strategies? Should universities measure their activities or the impact of those activities? Ultimately, what does quality look like in international higher education?

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Faculty perceptions of success in cross-border university-to-university partnerships.

Faculty perceptions of success in cross-border university-to-university partnerships. | Cross Border Higher Education | Scoop.it

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In international development the strategy of cross-border university-to-university partnerships is drawing more attention. Funders such as U.S. Agency for International Development are offering large amounts of financial support for the development of university partnerships, networks, and consortiums. Despite the money that is going into university partnerships and networks, there is only limited research on whether this strategy is effective. This study was conducted at Makerere University, the oldest university in East Africa. Makerere has been engaged with international partners in scores of partnerships, making it an ideal setting to look for perspective on the process and impact of university partnerships. Interviews were conducted with 38 faculty members and content analysis tied what faculty said back to a four-stage model based on literature on partnership development. The first stage of the model focuses on initiation, particularly leadership and motivation. The second stage looks at negotiation of context, the depth of understanding that partners have of where the partnership is based, including organizational structures and the physical and cultural environment. Trust in implementation is the third stage and the final stage is how faculty members evaluate the success of partnerships at their conclusion. In addition to testing the adequacy of the model, this study sought to identify distinctions between partnerships that were internally funded and those that were externally funded. For the most part, the model proved to be a useful tool to represent the process of partnership. However, there were nuances identified, including the large degree to which faculty are motivated by individual benefits; internal challenges at the university that hinder partnership development and impact; informal faculty mentorship that happens during partnerships; and reinforcement of dependence on external funding. These findings were used to offer revisions to the original partnership development model. In this study, all the partnerships that were described were externally funded; the faculty members who were interviewed provided no examples of successful, internally funded partnerships. Implications that the university participates in only externally funded partnerships may indicate that the partnership strategy does not hold promise for future sustainability.

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Corruption Is Ruining Cross-Border Education | Opinion

Corruption Is Ruining Cross-Border Education | Opinion | Cross Border Higher Education | Scoop.it
A specter of corruption is haunting the global campaign toward higher education internationalization. An overseas degree is increasingly valuable, so it is not surprising that commercial ventures have found opportunities on the internationalization landscape. New private actors have entered the sector, with the sole goal of making money. Some of them are less than honorable. Some universities look at internationalization as a contribution to the bottom line in an era of financial cutbacks. The rapidly expanding private higher education sector globally is largely for-profit. In a few cases, such as Australia and increasingly Britain, national policies concerning higher education internationalization tilt toward earning income for the system.
Read more: http://www.themoscowtimes.com/opinion/article/corruption-is-ruining-cross-border-education/463016.html#ixzz22NXAd8W9
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Higher Education Collaborations: Investing In Capability Building ...

Higher Education Collaborations: Investing In Capability Building ... | Cross Border Higher Education | Scoop.it
However, the constraint remains in translating this symbolic event into sustainable partnerships (My earlier article Foreign Universities in India: Who's and Why). Here ...
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Amazon.com: Cross-border Partnerships in Higher Education: Strategies and Issues (International Studies in Higher Education) eBook: Robin Sakamoto, David W. Chapman: Kindle Store

Amazon.com: Cross-border Partnerships in Higher Education: Strategies and Issues (International Studies in Higher Education) eBook: Robin Sakamoto, David W.
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Available for purchase now -- Student Insight Hot Topics: Portrait of a Transnational Education Student

Available for purchase now -- Student Insight Hot Topics: Portrait of a Transnational Education Student | Cross Border Higher Education | Scoop.it

The establishment of transnational education (TNE) programmes is now on the strategic agenda of most higher education institutions due growing global demand. How has the economic downturn influenced how students value TNE? What do students consider when pursuing such programmes?

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10 Up-And-Coming Cities That Are Disrupting Education | Edudemic

10 Up-And-Coming Cities That Are Disrupting Education | Edudemic | Cross Border Higher Education | Scoop.it

Nearly every nation in the world would like to bring in the best and brightest scholars to its schools (and hopefully tap into some of that genius in their economy), but not all have the resources or the facilities to do so.While the U.S. and Europe still dominate many of the lists of top universities, other nations, even some smaller ones, are working hard to provide some serious international competition, building massive education cities and cutting-edge universities that are designed to bring in students from all over the world.

While some still have a long way to go, others are proving that top-tier higher education is going to be a far more global game in the coming decades. We highlight just a few of these cities and their impressive educational offerings in this list.

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Transnational education: A good-news story - University World News

Transnational education: A good-news story - University World News | Cross Border Higher Education | Scoop.it

The motivations behind the delivery of Australian transnational education have been interpreted as being everything from altruistic to neocolonial.

On the one hand, Australian universities are cast in the role of intellectual aid providers, delivering developing countries from the economic and social disadvantages resulting from a paucity of skilled human capital and supplementing overburdened higher education institutions that are currently at capacity.

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Study abroad, part-time or at a private university: different routes to a reputable degree - Telegraph

Study abroad, part-time or at a private university: different routes to a reputable degree - Telegraph | Cross Border Higher Education | Scoop.it
From private or part-time study to courses overseas, William Ham Bevan explores the graduate choices on offer.
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Education without borders - Globe and Mail

Education without borders - Globe and Mail | Cross Border Higher Education | Scoop.it
Globe and MailEducation without bordersGlobe and MailCanadian schools are playing an important role, providing education in emerging economies with underdeveloped higher-education systems.
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Turning Competition Into ... - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Turning Competition Into ... - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Cross Border Higher Education | Scoop.it
Competition between higher-education institutions is commonplace. Moreover, competition in higher education is crossing borders as universities increasingly operate in a global market. Universities strive for competitive ...
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Statement of Kumar C. Kibble, Deputy Director U.S. Immigration And ...

Statement of Kumar C. Kibble, Deputy Director U.S. Immigration And ... | Cross Border Higher Education | Scoop.it
Ultimately, the IPAS will enhance ICE's and host country partners' abilities to investigate and prosecute individuals involved in transnational criminal organizations that threaten the stability and national security of the host ...
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