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Title Staying ahead of the game? Warwick University’s plan to become an international hub
Author The Observatory on Borderless Higher Education


In an attempt to build closer international links and raise its global competitiveness, the UK’s University of Warwick recently announced a plan to open an ‘international quarter’, hosting three or four international research universities. Whilst British institutions such as Heriot-Watt University and the Universities of Nottingham and Middlesex have already opened branch campuses abroad and others have franchised academic programmes to be taught overseas, the University of Warwick is the first UK institution to invite overseas universities to establish a physical presence on its own campus, an interesting move which could create new possibilities for international collaboration. Interestingly, the announcement comes two years after Warwick revealed an intention to open a branch campus in Singapore, a plan rejected a year later. What are the details behind Warwick’s new international strategy, and why has the University chosen to invite international universities to the UK in lieu of establishing an overseas branch itself? What are the perceived advantages for international collaboration in creating an international hub at a university’s home campus?

Date 29/09/2007
Region(s) Asia, Europe
Countries Singapore, United Kingdom
Theme(s) Transnational Education (TNE) Models
Topic(s) Branch Campuses

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