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ERIC Number: EJ957170
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Feb
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
ISSN: ISSN-1028-3153
The Development of Transnational Higher Education in China: A Comparative Study of Research Universities and Teaching Universities
Fang, Wenhong
Journal of Studies in International Education, v16 n1 p5-23 Feb 2012
This article presents an empirical study of transnational higher education in China at the institutional level. The units of analysis are the Chinese partner universities of transnational higher education programs. Through comparison of research universities and teaching universities, the study finds that transnational higher education programs are developed and perceived differently by these two categories of universities. For teaching universities, transnational higher education is mainly used to expand enrollment. It is the most active internationalization activity on campus. For research universities, especially top research universities, transnational higher education's major function is to provide academic opportunities for those aspiring for advanced professional degrees. It is only one of the many internationalization activities on campus. Teaching universities tend to use transnational higher education more to generate revenue and reduce cost. (Contains 2 tables and 8 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China