ERIC Number: EJ1088903
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 62
A Model of Re-Evaluating International Partnerships in Universities: A UK Example
Ayoubi, Rami M.
European Journal of Higher Education, v3 n2 p220-234 2013
International cooperation and partnerships became an important asset for UK universities, where in order to facilitate such international cooperation, selecting partners and arranging partnerships are considered as major organizational steps towards the success of the partnership itself. This study aims at investigating the organizational process of international strategy in UK universities through institutional partnerships. Focusing on the "mechanisms" of international partnerships, the study results are based on data collected in earlier work by the author with senior and very senior university managers from four UK civil universities. The results indicate that the mechanisms of international institutional partnerships for each university of the four universities in this study are grouped into the process of partner selecting and the process of arranging partnerships. The study ends up with a model of organization of international partnerships in universities. When evaluating international partnerships with other universities worldwide, managers can rely on this model as a monitoring model. Researchers in the field are encouraged to test the viability of the study results.
Descriptors: Models, Partnerships in Education, Foreign Countries, International Cooperation, Universities, Validity, Educational Research, Comparative Analysis, Institutional Cooperation, Educational Strategies, Educational Administration
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom