Edition 82 - February 2008

Registrations open for ACA seminar on transnational education

On May 16th, ACA will hold its third European Policy Seminar entitled Exporting education: Europe's role in transnational education in Brussels.

Transnational education (TNE) has enjoyed widespread growth in the recent decade, particularly amongst UK, US, and Australian institutions. From the vast sector of online learning to the establishment of offshore campuses and courses, such education may take a variety of forms, bolstering an institution’s international profile, offering an alternative source of income, or supporting the building of research cooperation links. But where do European countries stand in TNE offer vis-à-vis the main competitors? What are the main forms such engagement takes, and why? What are the perceived – and real – advantages and risks associated with such cross-border education?

This European Policy Seminar will shed light into these questions through a number of practical case examples, and will draw widely on experiences of European higher education institutions engaged in exporting their education outside of Europe. It will also give opportunities for active engagement of the audience in debating the role and importance of TNE within the European context. ACA has engaged a number of excellent speakers for the seminar.

For more information on the programme and registrations, please click here.

ACA would also like to remind you that registrations remain open for two other prominent ACA events, namely the ACA European Policy seminar International Rankings and Indicators. What they tell us and what they don’t held in Brussels on April 4th, and the ACA Annual Conference 2008 Beyond 2010: European Higher Education in the Next Decade, held in the beautiful city of Tallinn from 15 to 17 June.

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