Document Details

Title Governments and TNE: Challenges and opportunities in Asia
Author Dr Christopher Hill, Syed Dur Abbas Razvi - University of Nottingham, Malaysia Campus


If Greece was the cradle of democracy, then perhaps Asia is the cradle of transnational education (TNE). The rapid expansion of TNE programmes, agreements and options in this part of the world has ensured a significant focus on opportunity and development but less on impact and legacy. What is becoming increasingly clear is the need for a strategic rationale underpinning TNE development and a more fundamental understanding of the manner in which it impacts upon employability and local education.

This paper will discuss five Asian nations and territories- Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan and South Korea- in an attempt to highlight the differing approaches in place to TNE development, the mechanisms for control and key lessons that emerge. It will explore the link between education strategy and the state’s role in development. It will also examine policy design and drive for change in light of practical and operational challenges of growth, partnership and impact. This paper will analyse to what extent TNE is shaped by, or indeed shapes, government policy and action in Asia.

Date 28/05/2015
Region(s) Asia
Countries Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea
Theme(s) Transnational Education (TNE) Models
Topic(s) Branch Campuses

You need to be a member to access this document. Either login or subscribe.

You can purchase an electronic copy of this report