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ERIC Number: EJ1109182
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Sep
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1028-3153
The Local Embeddedness of Foreign Campuses: The Case of Tongji University in Florence
Bellini, Nicola; Pasquinelli, Cecilia; Rovai, Serena; Tani, Simone
Journal of Studies in International Education, v20 n4 p371-385 Sep 2016
This article is based on the case study of the establishment of the campus of Tongji University (TU) in Florence, Italy, in 2014. This is the first offshore campus of a Chinese university in a Western country, showing an innovative trend, in particular concerning the legitimacy within the host sociopolitical and economic context. This article frames the case in the scenario of academic internationalization and Chinese higher education. The article analyzes the internationalization strategy of TU and the peculiar evolution of Florence as an "education hub," and gives a detailed account of the process leading to the establishment of the campus. Conclusions emphasize the innovative features related to Tongji's choice to follow a delocalized platform approach and to network with local actors. This imposes a more complex view of the impact on the host region.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China (Shanghai); Italy
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