Internationalization of the French Grandes Écoles: an Interview with Adrien Delespierre

On the 20th of March Alice Bobée met (virtually) Adrien Delespierre to discuss the internationalization of French engineering and business Grandes Écoles. The discussion provided a platform to question the concept of marketization with regards to the internationalization strategies of French higher education institutions. The extent to which admission procedures in French higher education institutions Read more about Internationalization of the French Grandes Écoles: an Interview with Adrien Delespierre[…]

Guest Talk “Enclave Urbanism and Transnational Zones in Southeast Asia” at Southeast Asia Centre at the London School of Economics and Political Science

The Saw Swee Hock Southeast Asia Centre at the London School of Economics and Political Science invited Jana Kleibert as a guest speaker for a Southeast Asia Discussion Series seminar about “Enclave Urbanism and Transnational Zones in Southeast Asia” chaired by Prof. Hyun Bang Shin. The talk on 28 January 2020 drew on examples from Read more about Guest Talk “Enclave Urbanism and Transnational Zones in Southeast Asia” at Southeast Asia Centre at the London School of Economics and Political Science[…]

Workshop “The Political Economy of Brexit: Impact on Sectors, Regions and Implications for Policy” in Nottingham

The workshop on the political economy of Brexit organised by Sarah Hall (University of Nottingham) and David Bailey (University of Birmingham) in conjunction with the academic organisation The UK in a Changing Europe took place on 21 January 2020 at the University of Nottingham. Jana Kleibert contributed to the discussions with a lecture about “Offshore Read more about Workshop “The Political Economy of Brexit: Impact on Sectors, Regions and Implications for Policy” in Nottingham[…]

TRANSEDU at 5th DFG Network Meeting “Spaces of Global Production” in Luxembourg

On 30 and 31 January 2020, Jana Kleibert and Tim Rottleb participated in the 5th meeting of the DFG Network “Spaces of Global Production” hosted at the Belval Campus of the University of Luxembourg. The network is coordinated by Jana Kleibert and connects scholars from Germany, Luxemburg and Belgium to exchange ideas and contribute to Read more about TRANSEDU at 5th DFG Network Meeting “Spaces of Global Production” in Luxembourg[…]

Offshore campus development worldwide – Forging a powerful locomotive for the transformation and globalization of higher education?

The first foreign university’s branch I set foot on is located on a compound consisting of red-brick buildings in the outskirts of Berlin. The building is part of a redeveloped factory ground where one of the formerly biggest producers of locomotives in the world had its production sites. Next to the buildings that hosts the Read more about Offshore campus development worldwide – Forging a powerful locomotive for the transformation and globalization of higher education?[…]

Erkner Encounter #6: Prof Chen, Trinity College (Hartford, Connecticut)

Xiangming Chen, Distinguished Professor of Global Urban Studies and Sociology at Trinity College in Hartford (Connecticut), was a guest at Erkner where he gave an IRS seminar on 22nd October 2019. After a seminar on some of his current work on China’s Belt and Road Initiative and its impacts on the geographies of logistics and Read more about Erkner Encounter #6: Prof Chen, Trinity College (Hartford, Connecticut)[…]

Transnational higher education in the United Arab Emirates and its culture of availability

While doing research on the phenomenon of offshore university campuses in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), one of my interview partners in Dubai compared its broad selection of foreign universities to the city’s multi-cuisine restaurant scene. By this, he was invoking a common narrative. The UAE are often advertised as a place providing access to Read more about Transnational higher education in the United Arab Emirates and its culture of availability[…]

TRANSEDU at German Congress for Geography (DKG) 2019 in Kiel

We are excited to attend the upcoming DKG 2019 that will be hosted from 25 to 30 September in the northern German city of Kiel. Jana Kleibert co-organised two sessions to which Tim Rottleb and Alice Bobée will contribute with own presentations. The first session will bring together researchers investigating stakeholders and their logics in Read more about TRANSEDU at German Congress for Geography (DKG) 2019 in Kiel[…]

Travelling Architectures, Signs and Symbols of British Campuses Abroad

The value of an overseas degree is not just based on its curriculum and contents – its symbolic value needs to be established through associations, signs and symbols. Often these invoke the relations to the origin of sending institutions’ campuses and cities. This may involve the transfer of architectural, material elements and even the construction Read more about Travelling Architectures, Signs and Symbols of British Campuses Abroad[…]