News Analysis Archive


2017

Internationalisation of Indian Higher Education: A one-way traffic?Kriti Dagar, Doctoral Scholar, National University of Educational Planning & Administration (NUEPA), New Delhi, 14 November 2017

Online Higher Education in England: Explaining distance learning decline, Richard Garrett, OBHE Director and Carolyn Walker, OBHE Associate; Consultant in International HE; Former Academic Director at INTO, 25 October 2017

Online higher education in South Korea: The cyber-universities 20 years on, Richard Garrett, Director and Rachael Merola, Sr Researcher, OBHE, 2 October 2017

Just a Delivery Mode? Online Higher Education in Mexico, Rachael Merola, Sr Researcher, OBHE, 5 September 2017

Using online learning to internationalise the curriculum: CETYS University Case Study, Rachael Merola, Sr Researcher, OBHE, 5 September 2017 (OPEN ACCESS)

Trying to Make a Difference: Online and blended higher education in Egypt, Dr Christopher Hill, OBHE Associate, Associate Professor, The British University in Dubai, 6 July 2017

Josep A Planell, President of the UOC, weighs in on the future of online HE in Catalonia, Spain, Rachael Merola, Senior Researcher, OBHE, 19 June 2017 (OPEN ACCESS)

Battling the Great Recession: Online Higher Education in Spain, Rachael Merola, Senior Researcher, OBHE, 15 June 2017

MOOCs to the Rescue: Taking stock of 20 years of online higher education in MalaysiaDoria Abdullah, OBHE Associate, Postdoctoral fellow, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 11 May 2017

Africa’s Online Journey: Online Higher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa, Stephen Haggard, Director of Digital Learning Associates (UK); Executive Chairman of Eneza Education, sub-Saharan Africa’s largest online school, 19 April 2017

Too Much or Too Little? Online Higher Education in Saudi ArabiaChristopher Hill, OBHE Associate; Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, The British University in Dubai, 13 April 2017

MOOCs GO, Online Degrees STOP- Online Higher Education in India, Richard Garrett, Director, OBHE, 7 April 2017

The impact of the Brexit vote on foreign students studying in the UK and companion ISB 2016 Data Sheet, Will Archer, Founder, i-graduate, 8 March 2017  (OPEN ACCESS)

Online Higher Education in the United Arab Emirates - An Observatory AnalysisDr Christopher Hill, OBHE Associate; Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, The British University in Dubai, 8 March 2017

Perspectives and Prospects as long-awaited TNE Bill is approved in the Netherlands, Dr Rosa Becker, Senior Researcher, Netherlands organisation for internationalisation of education (Nuffic), 2 March 2017 (OPEN ACCESS)

‘Storms don’t last forever’ ? Malaysian public universities weather big budget cuts, Doria Abdullah, OBHE Associate, Postdoctoral fellow, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 28 February 2017

Online Higher Education in the United States- An Observatory Analysis, Richard Garrett, Director, OBHE, 10 February 2017

A Chinese perspective on the GAO report on freedoms at US university campuses in China, Xiaozhou (Emily) Zhou, OBHE Associate, Lecturer, Shanghai International Studies University, 2 February 2017

Knowledge Creators or Knowledge Hijackers? Plagiarism in International Education, Dr Christopher Hill, OBHE Associate, Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, The British University in Dubai, 26 January 2017

News Analysis Focus for 2017 - Online Higher Education Around the World, Richard Garrett, Director, OBHE, 19 January 2017 (OPEN ACCESS)

 

2016

Could a greater focus on employability and careers for international students benefit recruitment to UK higher education?Carolyn Walker, Observatory Associate; Consultant in International HE; Former Academic Director at INTO, 20 December 2016

TNE: A Pathway to Employability in the UAE, Dr Christopher Hill, OBHE Associate; Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, The British University in Dubai

250+ and counting: What does IBC growth tell us about the direction of the phenomenon and its place in CBHE?, Rachael Merola, Sr Researcher, OBHE, 8 December 2016

Do universities need to up their game when it comes to support for international students?Carolyn Walker, Observatory Associate; Consultant in International HE; Former Academic Director at INTO, 15 November 2016

The Time is Now: Getting TNE right through data, Doria Abdullah, Observatory Associate; Postdoctoral fellow, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 2 November 2016

IBC Series, Reflections from 8 years on an International Branch Campus, Part VI: Research and Knowledge Transfer, Chris Hill, OBHE Associate, Associate Professor and Director Doctoral Training Centre, Faculty of Education, British University in Dubai, 21 October 2016

French TNE: provision, characteristics and growth scenarios, Rachael Merola, Sr Researcher, OBHE, 7 October 2016

IBC Series, Reflections from 8 years on an International Branch Campus, Part V: Home Campus - Perception and Integration, Chris Hill, OBHE Associate, Associate Professor and Director Doctoral Training Centre, Faculty of Education, British University in Dubai, 26 September 2016

One Belt, One Road- the vehicle for China to become a major education exporter?, Xiaozhou (Emily) Zhou, Observatory Associate; Lecturer, Shanghai International Studies University, 19 September 2016

Students as Start-Ups- Purdue University bets that a degree really does pay, Richard Garrett, Director, OBHE, 12 September 2016

Malaysia and international higher education: Ahead, but not quite there, Doria Abdullah, Observatory Associate; Postdoctoral fellow, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 7 September 2016

Going the distance: what does data tell us about cross-border online learning?, Rachael Merola, Sr Researcher, OBHE, 29 August 2016

IBC Series, Reflections from 8 years on an International Branch Campus, Part IV: Host Nation - Accreditation and Regulation, Chris Hill, OBHE Associate, 16 August 2016

‘The Scale and Scope of UK HE TNE’ – reflections, Raegan Hiles, Head of Programme, HEGlobal, 8 August 2016 (OPEN ACCESS)

Debunking international student mobility myths, Vincenzo Raimo, PVC (Global Engagement), University of Reading, 1 August 2016 (OPEN ACCESS)

After the EU referendum result, what next for the UK’s universities?, Carolyn Walker, Observatory Associate, Consultant in International Higher Education, Former Academic Director at INTO, 25 July 2016

IBC Series, Reflections from 8 years on an International Branch Campus, Part III: Administration and Staffing Issues, Chris Hill, OBHE Associate, 21 July 2016

Elated and Excited? Sizing up India’s latest attempt to welcome foreign education providers, Richard Garrett, Director, OBHE, 14 July 2016

IBC Series Introduction - Reflections from 8 years on an International Branch, Part II: Faculty – Establishment, Development and Evolution, Christopher Hill, OBHE Associate, Associate Professor and Director Doctoral Training Centre, Faculty of Education, British University in Dubai – as of September 1st 2016, 28 June 2016

What does China’s first higher education quality report tell us?, Xiaozhou (Emily) Zhou, Observatory Associate, Lecturer, Shanghai International Studies University, China, 21 June 2016

International Branch Campuses: Case study of University of Reading in Malaysia - Pt2: The view from the host country, Doria Abdullah, Observatory Associate, Postdoctoral Fellow, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 14 June 2016

Combatting Student Visa Fraud: Top Destination Countries Employ Diverse Strategies, Rachael Merola, Senior Researcher, OBHE, 25 May 2016

International Branch Campuses: Case study of University of Reading in Malaysia - Pt1: The view from the home countryCarolyn Walker, OBHE Associate; Consultant in International HE; Former Academic Director, INTO, 18 May 2016

IBC Series Introduction - Reflections from 8 years on an International Branch, Part I: Students: “Same Same but Different”, Christopher Hill, OBHE Associate, Associate Professor and Director Doctoral Training Centre, Faculty of Education, British University in Dubai – as of September 1st 2016, 11 May 2016

Would a British exit from the European Union damage UK higher education?, Carolyn Walker, Observatory Associate, Consultant in International Higher Education, Former Academic Director at INTO, 22 April 2016

China Announces “Double World Class” Scheme – is it a repetition of 985/211 or a breakthrough?, Xiaozhou (Emily) Zhou, Observatory Associate, Lecturer, Shanghai International Studies University, China, 7 April 2016

All TNE is not created equal: how International Branch Campuses stand out from the crowd, Rachael Merola, Senior Researcher, OBHE, 24 March 2016

Environmental sustainability - how does borderless higher education measure up?, Carolyn Walker, Academic Director, INTO at the University of Exeter, Observatory Associate, 15 March 2016

Student mobility paramount to prosperity, but access remains a challenge - Report on key themes of APAIE 2016 Conference, Cate Gribble, Director, Nexus Education, Australia, 8 March 2016 (OPEN ACCESS)

Pathway programmes at embedded colleges in the UK:  Some issues and areas for evaluation – Part 2, Carolyn Walker, Academic Director, INTO at the University of Exeter, Observatory Associate, 2 March 2016

Can Malaysia harness the power of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)?Doria Abdullah, Postdoctoral fellow, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia; Observatory Associate, Malaysia, 24 February 2016

Pathway programmes at embedded colleges in the UK:  Some issues for discussion – Part 1Carolyn Walker, Academic Director, INTO at the University of Exeter, Observatory Associate, 17 February 2016

The Big Decline in Part-Time Students in England- what is going on?, Richard Garrett, Director, OBHE; Annie Burrows, Academic Affairs Analyst, Barnard College, New York, 8 February 2016

TNE to the rescue: exploring the potential to ameliorate Europe’s refugee crisisRachael Merola, Senior Researcher, OBHE, 1 February 2016

Collaborative regulation? Reflections on how the quality assurance of TNE in China might be better aligned, Xiaozhou (Emily) Zhou, Observatory Associate, Lecturer, Shanghai International Studies University, China, 11 January 2016

Internationalization in Taiwan- new policy on foreign higher education providers, Angela Yung Chi Hou, Professor, Graduate Institute of Educational Leadership and Development, Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan and Vice President, Asia Pacific Quality Network, 5 January 2016 (OPEN ACCESS)

 

2015

The QACHE Toolkit for Quality Assurance Agencies: Cooperation in Cross-Border Higher Education, Dr Fabrizio Trifiro’, Manager International, QAA, 9 December 2015 (OPEN ACCESS)

A Radical Notion- Laureate steers an ambitious path between profit and social impact at scale, Richard Garrett, Director, OBHE, 30 November 2015

An ambiguous welcome: Higher education, international student pathways and immigration in the UK, Carolyn Walker, Academic Director, INTO at the University of Exeter, Observatory Associate, 13 November 2015

Financing higher education in trying times: Malaysia innovates to cope with currency depreciation, Doria Abdullah, Observatory Associate, Malaysia, 3 November 2015

Strengthening cooperation in the quality assurance of cross-border higher education: an introduction to the QACHE projectDr Fabrizio Trifiro’, Manager International, UK Quality Assurance Agency (QAA), 20 October 2015 (OPEN ACCESS)

Transnational education in Hong Kong: the virtues of a two-pronged approach to quality assurance, Dorte Kristoffersen, Deputy Executive Director (Academic) and Dr. Clara Chong, Registrar, Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications, 8 October 2015 (OPEN ACCESS)

The UK’s Teaching Excellence Framework – political tool or effective means to enhance teaching and learning?, Carolyn Walker, Academic Director, INTO at the University of Exeter, Observatory Associate, 2 October 2015

Ambitious Higher Education Reform in Malaysia- iCGPA, graduate employment and the student development agenda, Doria Abdullah, Observatory Associate, Malaysia, 23 September 2015 (OPEN ACCESS)

TNE in China: What students should look for when selecting a programme, Xiaozhou (Emily) Zhou, Observatory Associate, Lecturer, Shanghai International Studies University, China, 18 September 2015

Towards ‘borderless’ higher education? Language and internationalisation in UK higher education, Lou Harvey, Lecturer in TESOL, School of Education, University of Leeds, 7 September 2015 (OPEN ACCESS)

Bridging the IT infrastructure gap:   transnational education and the global citizen, Esther Wilkinson, Head of International, Jisc- the UK’s national coordinator of digital technologies in education and research, 31 August 2015 (OPEN ACCESS)

How to capitalise on the internationalisation of higher education? An overview of Magnet Cities and Global Leader Experiences, Andy Coxall, CEO, Common Purpose Student Experiences, 17 August 2015 (OPEN ACCESS)

How to be a Great Online University? Troubles at Athabasca, Richard Garrett, Director, OBHE,10 August 2015 (OPEN ACCESS)

IBCs and liberal arts education: Finding the formula for success proves difficult as Tisch Asia closes its doors, Rachael Merola, Senior Researcher, OBHE, 3 August 2015

Malaysia’s Higher Education Blueprint 2015-2025- the implementation challenge, Professor Christine Ennew, Provost, University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus, Pro Vice Chancellor and Professor of Marketing, University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus, 23 July 2015 (OPEN ACCESS)

Saudi Arabia funds and bans international branch campuses at the same time - what is going on?, Richard Garrett, Director, OBHE, 20 July 2015

TNE Data Collection: reflections from a UK perspective, Raegan Hiles, Head of Programme of HEGlobal, UK, 14 July 2015 (OPEN ACCESS)

Chile: Is it the end of the road for for-profit post-secondary education?, Dr Stephen Darwin, Higher Education Consultant, Chile, 19 June 2015 (OPEN ACCESS)

Tale of Two Sectors: why is Brazil’s for-profit higher education sector in the ascendant, while US for-profits stumble?, Richard Garrett, Director, OBHE, 22 May 2015

Digital badging, a few years in: Gaining traction or losing steam?Rachael Merola, Sr Researcher, OBHE, 6 May 2015 (OPEN ACCESS)

Pushing Online Higher Education to the Next Stage: are “specializations” the answer?, Richard Garrett, Director, OBHE, 16 April 2015

Northern Spring: the season of higher education regulatory reform?, Carolyn Campbell, Sr Consultant OBHE, 9 April 2015

Graduate Unemployment in China:  One Million Strong and Growing Every Year, Rachael Merola, Senior Researcher, OBHE, 30 March 2015 (OPEN ACCESS)

Will worldwide political and economic trends affect student mobility patterns?, Marguerite J Dennis, President, MJDennis Consulting, 5 March 2015 (OPEN ACCESS)

Who are international students? Thinking about student diversity beyond "international", Richard Garrett, Director, OBHE, 2 March 2015

What does UCL’s closure in Adelaide tell us about branch campuses?, Rachael Merola, Senior Researcher, OBHE, 16 February 2015

New Era, Old Challenges:  sizing up two of yesterday’s MOOCs - University of South Africa and Indira Gandhi National Open University, Richard, Garrett, Director, OBHE, 11 February 2015

The internationalisation of higher education in France:  It’s time to invest, Quentin Delpech, France Stratégie, expert on HE internationalisation and Nicolas Charles, lecturer in sociology at the University of Bordeaux10 February 2015 (OPEN ACCESS)

Inverting the Model: Establishing a global campus at homeRachael Merola, Senior Researcher, OBHE, 6 February 2015

About a third of international undergraduates in the US drop out? Searching for ROI data in a booming market, Richard Garrett, Director, OBHE, 29 January 2015

Indian Business School Becomes Australian!? The latest on international branch campuses of Indian universities, Richard Garrett, Director, OBHE, 22 January 2015 (OPEN ACCESS)

Loyal to Whom? Canadian language school group now owns two recruitment agencies in South Korea, Richard Garrett, Director, OBHE, 16 January 2015

Up, down, flat:  Distance learning data collection and enrollment patterns in Australia, UK, and USA, Richard Garrett, Director, OBHE, 9 January 2015 (OPEN ACCESS)