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Title Transnational education in Hong Kong: the virtues of a two-pronged approach to quality assurance
Author Dorte Kristoffersen; Dr Clara Chong - Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications


Transnational education is an important strategy of internationalisation. Transnational education involves students, teachers and scholars as well as programmes, courses, curriculum, and projects delivered between and among countries and cultures (Knight 2003). Since the 1990s, there has been a rapid development of transnational education in Asia (Huang 2007). Many Asian countries have imported offshore (or transnational) programmes to their countries to provide students with more learning opportunities. Hong Kong is no exception. However, over the next decade Hong Kong will experience a substantial decline in secondary school leavers and the population of postsecondary students will drop from 69,900 in 2012 to 43,700 in 2022. This situation will impact the higher education market and will increase competition among local and non-local institutions offering postsecondary programmes targeting secondary school leavers. This article aims to provide an understanding of transnational provision of higher education in Hong Kong and the future developments in the light of the changing market situation. In this connection, the article focuses on offshore programmes undertaken by students in Hong Kong.

Date 08/10/2015
Region(s) Asia
Countries Hong Kong
Theme(s) Transnational Education (TNE) Models

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