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Dai, Yuanyuan – Journal of Studies in International Education, 2019
By using the concept of "alignment," this case study explores how a Sino-U.S. university partnership creates university transformation through the multitude of interconnections both within and between the two universities. The study investigates how the contextualized alignments of both universities co-shape and are impacted by the…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, International Cooperation, Universities, Organizational Change
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Allen, Ryan M. – Journal of Studies in International Education, 2017
This article analyzes the People's Republic of China's elite-making higher education policies that began in the early 1990s, notably with the 211 Project and then 985 Project, which led to the formation of the C9 League, a group of nine leading institution's dubbed China's "Ivy League." This elite grouping is compared with other Chinese…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Policy, Colleges
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Abelmann, Nancy; Kang, Jiyeon – Journal of Studies in International Education, 2014
In this article, we analyze the U.S. media discourse on Chinese international undergraduate students, the largest international student group since 2009. The discourse describes a market "exchange", but reveals a struggle between: on the one hand, "a fair exchange"--between excellent Chinese students and world-class American…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Liberal Arts, Discourse Analysis, Foreign Countries
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Haines, David – Journal of Studies in International Education, 2013
At the intersection of the topics of migration and diversity in higher education lies the experience of people who grow up overseas, or who go overseas for education or military service, and then return as college students. This article addresses their experience, drawing from a series of exploratory interviews conducted--as part of a broader…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Mobility, Foreign Countries, Global Approach
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O'Connell, Catherine; Saunders, Murray – Journal of Studies in International Education, 2013
This study explores responses to rankings from a group of staff working as education partnership facilitators for a professional intermediary organisation, the British Council. The study adopts an activity systems perspective from which to view the contexts in which rankings are encountered and the range of practices used to reduce tensions…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Reputation, Universities, Institutional Evaluation
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Xia, Jingfeng – Journal of Studies in International Education, 2013
This article examines web comments written by Chinese learners on online open courses that are originally produced by leading universities in the United States and United Kingdom and are later introduced to China with Chinese translation. It applies the thematic discourse analysis strategy to classify the comments into themes to explore the…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Open Universities
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Hagedorn, Linda Serra; Zhang, Yi – Journal of Studies in International Education, 2011
An education agent is a third-party entity who is paid to assist a student to find, apply to, and/or prepare for college. In China, agents are often hired to assist students in finding an international institution fitting their academic goals. Although using an agent has been a common practice in China, there is virtually no research regarding the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, College Bound Students, Student Recruitment
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Naidoo, Vik – Journal of Studies in International Education, 2009
Transnational higher education (TNHE) development is not an entirely new international activity in the education services sector. The nature and scale of the global expansion of contemporary TNHE developments are, however, changing substantially. An understanding of this growth is currently largely lacking because of a dearth of comprehensive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Global Approach, Foreign Students
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Tremblay, Karine – Journal of Studies in International Education, 2005
In the late 1990s, sustained economic growth in most Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries and the development of the information economy led to a considerable increase in migration of highly skilled individuals, especially in science and technology. Some OECD countries relaxed their immigration policies to attract…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Economic Progress, Foreign Countries, Immigration
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Postiglione, Gerard A. – Journal of Studies in International Education, 2005
Despite its size and great distance from the Chinese capital, Hong Kong has long served as China's bridge in international educational exchange. It is not only the cradle of the Chinese tradition of crossing the Pacific to study in America, but it has continually refined its role as changes occurred on the mainland. This is especially true during…
Descriptors: International Educational Exchange, Exchange Programs, Foreign Countries, Faculty Mobility