Erkner Encounter #8: Prof Natalie Koch, Syracuse University

On 7 December 2021 we welcomed Prof Natalie Koch to another digital Erkner Encounter. Natalie is a political geographer and Associate Professor for Geography and the Environment at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. What ties her work to our own is her research that critically reflects on the export of Western Read more about Erkner Encounter #8: Prof Natalie Koch, Syracuse University[…]

Schulze & Kleibert (2021) Transnational education for regional economic development? Understanding Malaysia’s and Singapore’s strategic coupling in global higher education

Why can we observe inconsistencies in countries‘ international education hub projects? And why have we seen moments of de-coupling at international branch campuses in Malaysia and Singapore recently? In their new research article, Marc Schulze and Jana Kleibert present a new economic-geographic perspective that could contribute to the discussion of these issues. The paper explores Read more about Schulze & Kleibert (2021) Transnational education for regional economic development? Understanding Malaysia’s and Singapore’s strategic coupling in global higher education[…]

Discussion on offshore campuses with AK Bildungsgeographie at Geowoche2021

Marc Schulze presented his latest articles at  the ‘Digitale GeoWoche’, the online alternative of this year’s ‘Deutscher Kongress für Geographie’, where he discussed his research project with the ‘Arbeitskreis Bildungsgeographie’ (working group Geography of Education). The session ‘Gestaltung transnationaler Räume der Hochschulbildung’ on 06 October 2021 was organized by Prof Dr Holger Jahnke (Europe University Read more about Discussion on offshore campuses with AK Bildungsgeographie at Geowoche2021[…]

Guest talk on offshore campuses at conference on universities under capitalism and austerity

On Friday 20 August 2021, Tim Rottleb was invited to give a talk as a guest speaker at the conference ‘Bildung in der bürgerlichen Gesellschaft — Staat, Kapital und Bildungsidealismus’ in Regensburg, Germany. Targeting an audience at the interface of academia, activism and higher education politics, the conference dealt with the questions of what happens Read more about Guest talk on offshore campuses at conference on universities under capitalism and austerity[…]

Kleibert, Rottleb, Schulze & Bobée (2021) Strategy First: Ten Questions to Answer before Starting an International Campus

Our IRS Dialog Policy Paper „Strategy First: Ten Questions to Answer before Starting an International Campus” discusses the most important risks for developing offshore campuses, based on our discussions with more than 100 senior higher education managers and transnational education stakeholders in Europe, Southeast Asia and the Middle East. These risks include a lack of Read more about Kleibert, Rottleb, Schulze & Bobée (2021) Strategy First: Ten Questions to Answer before Starting an International Campus[…]

Kleibert (2021) Transnational spaces of education as infrastructures of im/mobility

How are international student mobilities mediated by international branch campuses? Jana Kleibert’s new paper develops a conceptualization of offshore campuses as infrastructures of student mobilities and immobilties. A typology shows how offshore campuses differ in their roles: some offer an alternative to international study abroad and thus enable immobilities whereas others are highly dependent upon Read more about Kleibert (2021) Transnational spaces of education as infrastructures of im/mobility[…]

Our team on panel at Society for Research into Higher Education

Alice Bobée and Marc Schulze presented some of their research at the Society for Research into Higher Education on 3rd June 2021 and joined the panel discussion, which was moderated by Dr Jana Kleibert. The online event “Transnational Higher Education: A Focus on International Branch Campuses” was chaired by Dr Miguel Antonio Lim (University of Read more about Our team on panel at Society for Research into Higher Education[…]

Webinars at Regional Studies Association / Centre for Global Higher Education / Regions in Recovery Global e-Festival

Jana Kleibert was strongly engaged in several webinars over the last months. She co-presented “An Introduction to the Small Grant Scheme by the Regional Studies Association” on 21 April: https://www.regionalstudies.org/funding/small-grant-scheme/ Our group paper “‘Education Cities’ to Transnational Education Zones” was discussed at the Centre for Global Higher Education, University of Oxford: http://www.education.ox.ac.uk/events/education-cities-to-transnational-education-zones/. Jana also participated Read more about Webinars at Regional Studies Association / Centre for Global Higher Education / Regions in Recovery Global e-Festival[…]

Session at American Association of Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting 2021

Together with Prof Dr Martina Fuchs and her team at the Universität zu Köln we co-organised and participated in the session “Global production – global skills? Critical perspectives on knowledge and regional development” at the AAG Annual Meeting on 11 April 2021. The session provided insightful discussions on the role of transnational actors and offshore Read more about Session at American Association of Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting 2021[…]