By the OBHE with C-BERT of SUNY at Albany & Pennsylvania State University
This is the fifth report on international branch campuses (IBCs) from the Observatory on Borderless Higher Education. It was produced in conjunction with the Cross-Border Education Research Team (C-BERT) at the State University of New York at Albany and Pennsylvania State University. The Observatory and C-BERT are the world’s two leading authorities on international branch campuses.
The report provides analysis of one of the most topical developments in international higher education. It includes a full list of known IBCs in operation, along with data on year established, degrees and programs offered, and (where available) student numbers. It also lists all known IBCs currently in development and those recently closed. IBCs are discussed within a broader framework of cross-border higher education activity.
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It should come as no surprise that international students view employability and their future careers as highly important (as indeed do all students). A 2016 student engagement survey of 23,177 undergraduates at 29 UK institutions carried out by the UK’s Higher Education Academy remarks that “non-EU students come to study in the UK with a distinct career focus”. Employability ranked 7th out of 20 factors in terms of importance in a 2015 UK Higher Education Unit report, commissioned to examine the UK’s position with regard to the recruitment of international undergraduates to degrees.
So how do international students fare in this domain?
What is the purpose and role of TNE? To what extent should advocates look beyond access to international education and support strong outcomes post-graduation? To what extent are the values of international degrees in harmony or at odds with national systems and expectations? Can TNE be harnessed for national development as well as supporting access to and mobility of international learning?
This article will look at the role of TNE in the UAE, with a particular focus on Dubai.
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OBHE focuses on global citizenship at conference, Study Travel Magazine, 18 January 2017
Sudan must end politically-motivated attacks on Darfuri students, Amnesty International, 18 January 2017
Zuma signs Higher Education Amendment Act, News 24 (South Africa), 18 January 2017
University of Hong Kong sees increase in Indonesian student applications, The Jakarta Post (Indonesia), 18 January 2017
Studying at the Bahai secret university, BBC, 18 January 2017
Report slams ‘one-dimensional and flawed’ international university rankings, The PIE News, 17 January 2017
Study Buddies: Investing in Sino-Foreign Higher Education in China, China Briefing, 17 January 2017
These Are the World's Most Innovative Economies, Bloomberg, 17 January 2017
Associations urge Tsai to address talent ‘drought’, Taipei Times (Taiwan), 13 January 2017
More University-Industry Collaborations Underway in Malaysia?, Masterstudies.com, 13 January 2017
Department intensifies clamp down on bogus colleges, Eyewitness News (South Africa), 13 January 2017
HE and Research Bill: Lords amendment could 'suffocate' universities, The Times Higher Education, 13 January 2017
25 January 2017: Universities UK and CASE, 'Strategic Fundraising for Leaders in Higher Education, London, UK
2 February 2017: Westminster Higher Education Forum, 'The future for UK science and innovation funding and policy', London, UK
9 February 2017: Westminster Higher Education Forum Keynote Seminar, 'Promoting and regulating competition in the higher education market', London, UK
19-22 February 2017: AIEA Annual Conference, 'Internationalization Through Difference: Transcending Boundaries', Washington, District of Columbia, USA
5-9 March 2017: The Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) Annual Conference,'Problematizing (In)Equality: The Promise of Comparative and International Education', Atlanta, Georgia, USA
21 March 2017: Universities UK 'International Higher Education Formum', London, UK
19-22 March 2017: IIE, 5th Annual Diversity Abroad Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
20-23 March 2017: APAIE Conference and Exhibition, Kaohsiung, TAIWAN
26-29 March 2017: The Asian Conference on Education & International Development 2017 (ACEID), Kobe, JAPAN
4 April 2017: Westminster Higher Education Forum, The future of Modern Foreign Languages in Higher Education, London, UK
6-7 April 2017: EUA 2017 Annual Conference, 'Autonomy and freedom: The future sustainability of universities, Bergen, NORWAY
19-20 May 2017: NUFFIC International Conference on 'Education for life in Africa', The Hague, NETHERLANDS
22-24 May 2017: British Council, 'Going Global 2017', London, UK
May 28 – June 2 2017: NAFSA Conference, 'Expanding Community, Strengthening Connections', Los Angeles, California, USA
28-29 June 2017: International AHE Conference, Manchester, UK
4-6 July 2017: Higher Education Academy Annual Conference 2017 Generation TEF: Teaching in the spotlight, Manchester, UK
23-24 August 2017: The Singapore Education Technology Conference (SETC 2017), SINGAPORE
12-15 September 2017: EAIE 2017, 'A Mosaic of Cultures', Seville, SPAIN
11-13 October 2017: Conference of the Americas on International Education, Montreal, CANADA
17-19 October 2017: 27th International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) World Conference, Toronto, CANADA
23-25 November 2017: European Quality Assurance Forum, Riga, LATVIA
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