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The Evolution of Transnational Education
Pathways, Globalisation and Emerging Trends

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ISBN 9781032126029
December 31, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
184 Pages 8 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book examines issues of identity; positionality; community; value and relevance, to explore where transnational higher education is headed and what form it may take moving forwards.

Transnational higher education has traditionally been viewed through the lens of access. Now, the authors argue, higher education must think more closely about impact and legacy as changing patterns of student recruitment, reduced options for mobility and the need to establish value for money will be at the heart of the next stage of evolution. Drawing on international case studies from Europe, the Middle East and Central Asia, the book outlines the past, present and future of higher education working across national boundaries, and the extent to which this represents the globalisation of the university sector. The book opens with an analysis of the role of the university in both local and global contexts, moving on to explore policy and collaboration and then looking at emerging trends and activity in international higher education. The final section draws directly from students, to give their perspective and understanding of the core themes throughout the book.

This volume will have a wide readership amongst higher education scholars, undergraduate and postgraduate students and policy makers.

Table of Contents


Section 1: Strange Bedfellows and Playmates

1. Consortia and academic networks: the reality of unfulfilled potential (Judith Lamie and Christopher Hill)

2. Regionalism and Bilateralism post-Brexit: the effects of UK leaving the EU on higher education (Tim Gore)

3. Mergers in International Higher Education: A realistic response in a time of crisis or simply a step too far? (Judith Lamie)

4. The Civic Agenda and the Globalised University: conflicting or compatible? (Judith Lamie and Tim Gore)

Section 2: WHERE – Policy and Collaboration: Making friends and influencing people

5. Policy Alignment with Regional Goals and the potential role of TNE in European Development (Chelsie Brines)

6. TNE Collaboration Across Borders: The German Jordanian University (Samira Sarafandi)

7. Success of British Quality Systems in Uzbekistan (Lobar Mukhamedova and Aleksey Semyonov)

Section 3: HOW – Emerging Trends

8. Evolving Models of TNE: new partnerships and reducing risk. Why are we so afraid of change? (Christopher Hill)

9. The Past, Present and Future of Assessments in the Higher Education Sector (Tendai Charles)

10. Quality Assurance of Transnational Education in Asia (Angela Yung Chi Hou, Pin Chuan Hsu, Hua Chi Chou and Arianna Fang Yu Lin)

11. Online Delivery Models (Christopher Hill)

Section 4: Student Voices

12. Responding to the Student Voice: creating a new normal for engagement, learning and collaboration (Judith Lamie and Christopher Hill)


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Christopher Hill has worked in Asia and the Middle East since 2008 and researches TNE’s impact; online learning; student experience. Hill, C. and Sughnani, N. (2021). Student Motivations for Studying at International Branch Campuses: A study of TNE engagement in Dubai, Quality in Higher Education.

Judith Lamie has spent over 30 years in higher education and held a number of senior executive positions at UK universities; Judith is Pro Vice-Chancellor International, Swansea University and has published and presented widely in the fields of applied linguistics, change management and international higher education.

Tim Gore is CEO, University of London Institute in Paris (ULIP), and has held senior leadership positions in France, UK, India, Jordan, Dubai, Singapore and Hong Kong in higher education; cultural relations; diplomacy; commercial enterprise. He is an active contributor in higher education strategy and internationalisation.