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Heffernan, Troy; Wilkins, Stephen; Butt, Muhammad Mohsin – International Journal of Educational Management, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to assess the extent to which the critical relational variables of university reputation, student trust and student-university identification influence student behaviour towards transnational education partnerships. Design/methodology/approach: Students undertaking British degrees at two transnational…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Higher Education, Universities
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Wilkins, Stephen; Juusola, Katariina – Australian Universities' Review, 2018
The purpose of this article is to analyse some of the key ongoing debates in transnational higher education (TNHE). First, we discuss a selection of the claimed benefits and drawbacks of TNHE for home and host country stakeholders (students, governments and institutions), and then we suggest alternative realities, for which there appears to be…
Descriptors: International Education, Higher Education, Foreign Policy, Power Structure
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Chee, Chiu Mei; Butt, Muhammad Mohsin; Wilkins, Stephen; Ong, Fon Sim – Journal of Marketing for Higher Education, 2016
Over the last decade, international branch campuses have been established by universities from developing countries as well as developed countries. Little research has been conducted into students' perceptions of branch campuses from different countries, or how universities from different countries compete in the increasingly competitive market. A…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Delivery Systems, Comparative Education, Comparative Analysis
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Wilkins, Stephen; Huisman, Jeroen – Studies in Higher Education, 2015
Previous research has found that the images of universities formed by prospective students greatly influence their choices. With the advent of international branch campuses in several higher education hubs worldwide, many international students now attempt to construct images of these institutions when deciding where to study. The aim of this…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Applicants, Reputation, Performance Factors
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Xiao, Jian; Wilkins, Stephen – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2015
Student satisfaction has become an important concept in higher education because students are paying higher tuition fees and increasingly seeing themselves as customers and because satisfaction is commonly used as an indicator of quality by quality assurance agencies and the compilers of rankings and league tables. In business organisations, it…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Student Attitudes, Questionnaires, Asians
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Wilkins, Stephen – Journal of Research in International Education, 2013
The purpose of the research upon which this article is based was to identify the factors that influence the higher education choices of expatriate children. The study involved a self-completed written questionnaire and structured face-to-face interviews with nineteen students at four international schools in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Students, Foreign Countries, Reputation
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Wilkins, Stephen; Balakrishnan, Melodena Stephens – International Journal of Educational Management, 2013
Purpose: Given that there exists in the literature relatively little research into student experiences in transnational higher education, the purpose of this paper is to identify the determinants of student satisfaction at international branch campuses in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Design/methodology/approach: This quantitative study involved…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Satisfaction, Influences, Undergraduate Students
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Wilkins, Stephen; Shams, Farshid; Huisman, Jeroen – Educational Studies, 2013
Recent changes in the English tuition fee policies have spurred a debate on the impacts on student choices for higher education. Expectations range from a sharp decrease in participation in higher education to relatively little change in student demand. We surveyed 1549 year 12 sixth-form students from four institutions spread geographically…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Fees, Tuition, College Choice
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Wilkins, Stephen; Huisman, Jeroen – Journal of Studies in International Education, 2013
In many countries and regions around the world international students now weigh up the potential advantages and disadvantages of undertaking their higher education at an international branch campus rather than at a home campus located in a traditional destination such as the United States or United Kingdom. The aim of the research is to identify…
Descriptors: Student School Relationship, Attachment Behavior, Foreign Countries, International Schools
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Wilkins, Stephen; Balakrishnan, Melodena Stephens; Huisman, Jeroen – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2012
The international branch campus has emerged as a popular form of transnational higher education but to date little research has been undertaken on student perceptions and experiences, other than the student feedback evaluations conducted by institutions. This research employed a survey questionnaire to investigate student perceptions of study at…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Feedback (Response), Social Life, Multicampus Colleges
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Wilkins, Stephen; Balakrishnan, Melodena Stephens; Huisman, Jeroen – Journal of Studies in International Education, 2012
The international branch campus has emerged as a prominent feature on the international higher education landscape. Although there exists a fairly substantial body of literature that has sought to identify the motivations or choice criteria used by international students to select countries and institutions, there has to date been little research…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Attitudes, Campuses, Foreign Students
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Wilkins, Stephen; Walker, Ian – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2011
The term "applied track" in UK further education has been used to refer to the applied A level, the vocational, coursework-based version of the traditional academic A level. Vocational and coursework-based courses are often criticised for being easier than academic courses, for only attracting students who do not satisfy the requirements…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Academic Education, Postsecondary Education, College Readiness
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Wilkins, Stephen; Huisman, Jeroen – Journal of Marketing for Higher Education, 2011
Previous research has found that the country and institution choices of international students are greatly influenced by recommendations they receive from others who have experience of undertaking higher education overseas. For Western universities, it is of utmost importance to satisfy their international students, who can then encourage the next…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Student Recruitment, Foreign Students
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Wilkins, Stephen; Epps, Alun – International Journal of Educational Management, 2011
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate the attitudes of students in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) towards non-institutionally sanctioned student evaluation web sites, and to consider how educational institutions might respond to the demands of students for specific information. Design/methodology/approach: The study involved a…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Web Sites, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Schools
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Wilkins, Stephen; Huisman, Jeroen – Journal of Studies in International Education, 2011
The majority of international branch campuses are located in competitive higher education hubs, such as Singapore and the United Arab Emirates. Many find themselves having to recruit students regionally, and some, even globally, which results in them competing head-to-head with the home campuses of well-respected Western universities. The purpose…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Recruitment, College Students, Foreign Students
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