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 New report calls for more balanced internationalisation outcomes in Europe

New report calls for more balanced internationalisation outcomes in Europe

A recent report commissioned by the European Parliament suggests that while European jurisdictions have lead efforts to deepen the internationalisation of higher education in recent decades, more needs...

 A more cautious outlook for international branch campuses

A more cautious outlook for international branch campuses

The past decade has seen a rapid expansion of transnational education (TNE), including twinning arrangements, joint programmes, and, in some of the more visible and prominent TNE projects,...

 Bangladesh struggling to keep up with demand for higher education

Bangladesh struggling to keep up with demand for higher education

The South Asian nation of Bangladesh is one of the world’s most densely populated countries. Currently the eighth-largest state by population, Bangladesh is home to more than 160...

 EAIE measures the state of internationalisation in Europe

EAIE measures the state of internationalisation in Europe

A majority of higher education institutions in 33 European countries say that increasing international revenue is not the main rationale behind their internationalisation initiatives. Instead, it is to...

 English language training in India pegged for significant growth

English language training in India pegged for significant growth

With evidence demonstrating that English language fluency opens the doors to greater employment opportunities and higher income among its graduates, demand for English Language Training (ELT) is on...

Egypt aims to quadruple international enrolment

The Egyptian government recently announced plans to increase the number of international students enrolled in the country and to market itself as a regional international education hub catering...

Taiwan plans to close up to a third of its universities in the next decade

Taiwan’s Ministry of Education outlined plans late last month to merge or close up to 52 of the country’s public and private universities. The move comes in response...

Wholesale changes for Japanese education arising from globalisation and demographics

Japan’s education system is on the cusp of significant change as the country’s schools and institutions continue to adapt to sweeping globalisation initiatives and the pressures of a...

Virtual tours growing in popularity

Why do international students choose a certain university or school? Major factors are word-of-mouth and an institution’s prestige – influential especially for the many students who aren’t able...

Managing growth and maintaining standards in international branch campuses

The number of international branch campuses worldwide continues to grow. This is in some respects a natural result of institutions continuing to expand their global partnerships, and of...

US institutions expanding joint and dual degree arrangements abroad

A recent UK report found that about a third of all international undergraduate students in England transferred from programmes delivered offshore. Another Canadian survey notes that the number...

National survey shows Canadian universities more focused on internationalisation

A significant majority of Canadian universities – 82% – now place internationalisation among their top five strategic priorities, says a new survey of Canada’s degree-granting institutions. This represents...

The growing case for building institutional links with India

India is planning a massive expansion of its higher education system over the next decade. The Indian government has a stated goal to increase higher education participation rates...

One third of new international degree students in UK transfer from partner institutions abroad

A recent guest post from Observatory on Borderless Higher Education (OBHE) researcher Dr Vangelis Tsiligiris explored the impact of transnational education (TNE) programmes on international student enrolment in...

The substitution effect of transnational education on international student mobility

The Observatory on Borderless Higher Education (OBHE) recently published a paper entitled, Transnational education vs international student mobility: Substitutes or distinct markets? It presents preliminary research on the...