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Title French TNE: provision, characteristics and growth scenarios
Author Rachael Merola - Senior Researcher, OBHE


Transnational education (TNE) is strongly associated with English as the preminent global language, and the cross-border activity of higher education institutions from Australia, the UK and the United States. But what about French universities and colleges? What is the scale of TNE from France?

A just-published report provides a wealth of new data. In 2015, there were more than 600 transnational programs and at least 37,000 active TNE students at French higher education institutions, according to “French transnational higher education: the urgent need for a strategy” released in September by France Stratégie, an organization advising the French Prime Minister. Though French institutions are not as active as their UK, US, and Australian counterparts, there are opportunities for growth, says the report, particularly in French speaking countries and in distance and blended learning. The authors call for national and institutional TNE strategies, and explore a number of scenarios to foster growth.

Date 07/10/2016
Region(s) Europe
Countries France
Theme(s) Transnational Education (TNE) Models

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