World-class universities and the modern trend in higher education to widen one’s global footprint
Developing and maintaining effective and sustainable transnational operations
In the past ten years there has been substantial growth in offshore education delivery by Australian higher education providers. Transnational education (TNE) has been a key aspect of universities internationalisation strategies with universities increasingly moving offshore in order to attract international students and increase reputation as being a leading international education provider.
As Third World nations develop large middle classes, and their governments seek to educate a growing affluent population, there will continue to be opportunities for niche TNE programmes to up-skill teaching staff of developing universities and to offer degrees and collaborative partnerships. TNE delivery is a major enterprise of Australian education providers and continues to grow strongly (IEAA, Good Practice in Offshore Delivery).
For established universities, transnational initiatives are generally a high-risk, high-reward gamble. There is much to be gained and motivations tend to sit within public service, increased revenue, reputation and overall internationalisation of the university.
Are your TNE operations effective and sustainable?
Despite the potential for reputation gain and new sources of revenue, universities are also accepting a big risk when embarking into TNE. The problems are twofold: successful business models in a home country may not be transferable to a new environment, and quality control is exceptionally difficult from the other side of the globe for various reasons.
Higher education providers must ensure they are forming and maintaining strategic educational partnerships and creating sustainable and effective TNE programs. The risk to finances and reputation is significant. Some schools have good business models, and others are still struggling.
Don’t miss this opportunity hear from industry experts and University senior management leading the way within Transnational Education and Offshore engagement as they showcase effective and sustainable TNE models, programs and strategies
Transnational Education 2013 has been developed with in-depth research at both policy and practitioner level. Industry experts will discuss the delivery of brand consistent high quality education, strategic collaborative partnerships and how strategic approaches might integrate, supporting elements such as the student experience and staff development and quality improvement.
Key topics that will be addressed at the Transnational Education 2013 forum will include:
- Quality assurance and improvement frameworks
- Practicalities and realities of effective TNE
- Case studies of effective and sustainable offshore models
- Collaborative education policy and procedures
- Best practice for offshore engagement and international partnerships
- Balancing risk
- Student satisfaction and perceptions
Who will you meet at IQPC’s Transnational Education 2013 forum?
The Transnational Education 2013 event has been specifically designed for:
- Deputy Vice-Chancellor
- Pro Vice-Chancellor
- Deans of Learning and Teaching
- Professor of Learning and Teaching
- Those responsible for international and/or partnerships
- Education business developers
- Government representatives - central, regional and local
- Policy and strategy makers and their advisors
Transnational Education (TNE) is defined as "all types of higher education study programmes, or sets of courses of study, or educational services (including those of distance education) in which the learners are located in a country different from the one where the awarding institution is based"- according to UNESCO/Council of Europe Code of Good Practice in the Provision of Transnational Education.
“If you aspire to be a world-class university you have to match up with the best.”- Reg Jordan, Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia, Provost and Chief Executive Officer.
“Ultimately, it falls to each school to ensure that it is providing an education worthy of the brand name on its degrees.”-Universities Look East, Fueling Branch-Campus Boo’ TIME, Everett Rosenfeld / Johor Aug. 27, 2012
“ONLY elite, research-intensive universities with global brands will exist in their current form in 15 years, while the rest will be forced to rethink their business models as decreasing government funding, increased competition and online technologies reshape the higher education landscape.” - Julie Hare, Higher education editor, The Australian