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Cross-border Partnerships in Higher Education
Strategies and Issues

ISBN 9780415530262
Published October 17, 2012 by Routledge
298 Pages

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Book Description

Cross-border Partnerships in Higher Education looks beyond student and faculty exchanges to examine the myriad ways international colleges and universities work together as institutions. These partnerships have involved the creation of branch campuses, joint research and technology initiatives, collaboration in strengthening institutional management, testing, faculty development efforts, collaboration in quality assurance, and sharing of technology. Cross-national collaborations are a growing financial and informational resource for universities, and non-Western schools are increasingly taking part.

The volume provides an overview of the purposes and types of cross-border collaborations, an analysis of the benefits, and an examination of issues arising from these efforts. A cross-cutting goal is to provide a critical look at the models being employed, the challenges encountered, and the unintended consequences of such collaboration, both positive and negative. The book is intended for scholars and students of international higher education, higher education leaders and practitioners who are charting a course toward greater cross-border collaboration, and leaders in international development assistance organizations that are often asked to support such initiatives.

Table of Contents

Section I. Framework and Overview

1. Expanding Across Borders: The Growth of Cross-border Partnerships in Higher Education, Robin Sakamoto, Kyorin University and David W. Chapman, University of Minnesota

2. Higher Education Crossing Borders: A Framework and Overview of New Developments and Issues, Jane Knight, University of Toronto

Section II. Moving Campuses (Instead of Students) Across Borders

3. Motivation and Aspirations for International Branch Campuses, Patricia W. Croom, Michigan State University

4. Joint Ventures in Cross-border Higher Education: International Branch Campuses in Malaysia, Jason E. Lane, University at Albany, SUNY

Section III. Partnerships beyond the Classroom


5. Cross-border Higher Education and the Internationalization of Academic Research, Stéphan Vincent-Lancrin, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

Faculty Development

6. Fostering Organizational Change and Individual Learning through "Ground-Up" Inter-Institutional Cross-border Collaboration, Ann E. Austin, Michigan State University and Cheryl Foxcroft, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

Quality Assurance

7. Cross-border Collaboration for Quality Assurance in Oman: Contested Terrain, Thuwayba Al-Barwani, Sultan Qaboos University, Hana Ameen, Oman Ministry of Higher Education, and David W. Chapman, University of Minnesota

Section IV. Partnerships in Fields of Practice

Health Care

8. Global Nursing: Sustaining Multinational Collaboration Over Time, Jane C. Shivnan, Johns Hopkins University and Martha N. Hill, Johns Hopkins University

Business Administration

9. Making Cross-border Partnerships Work: The Case of China’s Hong Kong System, Peter Fong, Hong Kong University and Gerard Postiglione, Hong Kong University

Agricultural Extension

10. Collaboration for Instructional Technology Systems in Agriculture, Gauri Maharjan, United Graduate school of Agriculture, Iwate University and Robin Sakamoto, Kyorin University

Section V: Partnerships in Pursuit of Benefits beyond the Campus

Sustainable Development

11. Region-wide Education for Sustainable Development Networks of Universities in the Asia-Pacific, Ko Nomura, Nagoya University, Yoshihiro Natori, United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies, and Osamu Abe, Rikkyo University

Poverty Reduction

12. Cross-border Collaboration in the Service of Human Capacity Development, Christopher S. Collins, UCLA

Equity and Access

13. Cross-border Collaboration for Inclusive and Sustainable Higher Education: Searching for Priorities, Jouko Sarvi, Asian Development Bank


14. The Future of Cross-border Partnerships in Higher Education, David W. Chapman, University of Minnesota and Robin Sakamoto, Kyorin University

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Robin Sakamoto is a Professor in the Faculty of Foreign Studies of Kyorin University, Japan as well as a lecturer at the University of Tokyo.

David W. Chapman is the Birkmaier Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of Minnesota where he teaches comparative and international education in the Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development.