For our event of the series “Erkner Encounters”, Alexander joined us on 13 September 2018 to discuss transnational higher education (TNE) and the findings from his PhD research at the University of Tübingen in the Graduate Programme on “International comparative research on education and eduation politics in the welfare state”.
He presented interesting insights into the German government’s decision-making processes regarding transnationalising higher education. We debated the differences between the strong role of German national state actors in this field, for example in establishing binational universities, and more market-driven Anglo-American approaches to TNE and international branch campus development. Where do French IBC policies fit here? What important themes have not been addressed in relation to the IBC phenomena? How reliable are existing sources of data? And how to connect to past colonial education policies? And to contemporary issues around (student) migration? Interesting interdisciplinary discussions that we will have to continue in the future.
For some more information on Alexander’s work, here are two of his most recent publications:
- Raev, Alexander (2016):
Zweiguniversitäten und die Folgen der institutionellen Verdichtung globaler Hochschulbildung.
In: Schmid, Josef/Amos, Karin/Schrader, Josef/Thiel, Ansgar (Hrsg.): Internationalisierte Welten der Bildung. Bildung und Bildungspolitik im globalen Vergleich. Baden-Baden: Nomos, 237-256.
- Raev, Alexander and Fromm, Nadin (2018).
Contesting Contextual Forces of National Politics—Explaining German Transnational Education from a Policy Design Perspective. European Policy Analysis.