In the past ten years there has been substantial growth in offshore education delivery by Australian higher education providers. Transnational education (TNE) has been a key aspect of universities internationalisation strategies with universities increasingly moving offshore in order to attract international students and increase reputation as being a leading international education provider.
As Third World nations develop large middle classes, and their governments seek to educate a growing affluent population, there will continue to be opportunities for niche TNE programmes to up-skill teaching staff of developing universities and to offer degrees and collaborative partnerships. TNE delivery is a major enterprise of Australian education providers and continues to grow strongly (IEAA, Good Practice in Offshore Delivery).
For established universities, transnational initiatives are generally a high-risk, high-reward gamble. There is much to be gained and motivations tend to sit within public service, increased revenue, reputation and overall internationalisation of the university.
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