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News Analysis, Headlines, Articles & Reports

The Observatory tracks a wide range of media and news sources to keep subscribers up-to-date with the latest developments in borderless HE from across the world. Breaking and current headlines are available on the home page.

The Observatory's research Articles provide in-depth analysis of key developments and issues in transnational higher education, distance programmes and public-private partnerships, linking developments across countries and institutions.The Observatory provides subscribers with unlimited access to the following research resources:

Our research agenda focuses on topics that have current and future relevance to transnational higher education, and our reports provide in-depth analysis of the latest developments, trends, and challenges in borderless higher education. By synthesising the latest international developments, the research reports assess their wider implications for higher education leaders and policy makers.

The Observatory publishes original in-house research reports on themes challenging the 'traditional' boundaries of higher education, and particularly those expected to impact the core business of universities and colleges.

The Observatory also commissions internationally renowned authors to prepare substantive reports on key issues in borderless higher education with specific national, regional and/or international perspectives. The issues are both timely and provocative, challenging institutional leaders in their thinking and understanding of topics critical to strategic planning. Authors draw on their experience and expertise to provide insight into a wide diversity of international experience.

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