Southeast and East Asia Science Week for Young Academics at Osnabrück University

In late June 2022 Marc got the chance to participate in the Science Week for Young Academics at Osnabrück University. The Science Week hosted young academics from/doing research on East and Southeast Asia and discussed contemporary dynamics and challenges via conference, workshop and excursion formats. Marc also presented some of his latest research at the Read more about Southeast and East Asia Science Week for Young Academics at Osnabrück University[…]

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Transedu at the 2022 Global Conference on Economic Geography

Early June the Transedu team headed to Dublin to attend the 6th Global Conference on Economic Geography. Besides various opportunities to exchange with scholars in the discipline and attend presentations on the latest research in the field, Alice, Tim and Marc also presented their current work. Alice presented a working paper, in which she takes Read more about Transedu at the 2022 Global Conference on Economic Geography[…]

Bobée and Kleibert (2022): Choose France! Containment, circulation and postcolonial (dis)continuities in transnational education

We contribute to a post-colonial analysis of transnational education, by empirically analysing the extent to which French offshore campuses in Africa constitute a break with or rather a continuation of (post)colonial higher education geographies and student mobilities. Showing how French offshore campuses do not simply enact French policies but increasingly adapt their strategies to competitive Read more about Bobée and Kleibert (2022): Choose France! Containment, circulation and postcolonial (dis)continuities in transnational education[…]

Erkner Encounter #9 with Dr Lee Rensimer, CGHE

On 10 May 2022 the TRANSEDU team met with Dr Lee Rensimer for a digital Erkner Encounter. Lee is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Centre for Global Higher Education (CGHE) at UCL’s Faculty of Education and Society. In his academic work, in which he particularly focuses on the context of the United Arab Emirates Read more about Erkner Encounter #9 with Dr Lee Rensimer, CGHE[…]

Tim Rottleb presenting at Cosmopolis Lunch Seminar in Brussels

As part of a one month research stay at the Cosmopolis Centre for Urban Research at the Department of Geography of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Tim Rottleb presented the conceptual stage of a paper during a session of the Cosmopolis Lunch Seminar series on 31 March 2022. The working title of the paper is “Gateway Read more about Tim Rottleb presenting at Cosmopolis Lunch Seminar in Brussels[…]

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Marc Schulze and Tim Rottleb give a talk during the 5th MENA HELF Forum

On 24 March Marc Schulze and Tim Rottleb were invited to participate in a hybrid panel during the 5th MENA Higher Education Leadership Forum taking place online and in Dubai. The bi-annual forum brings together higher education leaders and decision makers from across the globe, and engages them in discussion on the latest trends, developments Read more about Marc Schulze and Tim Rottleb give a talk during the 5th MENA HELF Forum[…]

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Policy Paper: Developing Successful Transnational Education Hubs

As governments across the globe seek to enhance the competitiveness of theircountries through advancing knowledge-intensive industries, the global demand for international higher education is growing. To satisfy this growing demand in the knowledge-based economy, some governments seek to position their countries (or particular cities) as an education hub, a centre for (higher) learning and knowledge Read more about Policy Paper: Developing Successful Transnational Education Hubs[…]

Upcoming session at RGS-IBG 2022 in Newcastle: Geographies of TNE and the Knowledge-based Economy

Join us at our session at the RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2022. The session will be run in a hybrid format to enable both remote and in-person participation in Newcastle. Convenors: Marc Schulze, Tim Rottleb (Leibniz Institute for Research on Society and Space) and Michael Hoyler (Loughborough University) Higher education institutions are critical examples through Read more about Upcoming session at RGS-IBG 2022 in Newcastle: Geographies of TNE and the Knowledge-based Economy[…]

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Rottleb & Kleibert (2022) Circulation and containment in the knowledge-based economy: Transnational education zones in Dubai and Qatar

Albeit many governments have switched their focus from industrialisation and export-led development to the evasive quest of the knowledge-based economy, special economic zones as a development tool are still a growing phenomenon. As the range of different types of zones is diversifying, Tim Rottleb and Jana Schulze interrogate a relatively new type of zone that Read more about Rottleb & Kleibert (2022) Circulation and containment in the knowledge-based economy: Transnational education zones in Dubai and Qatar[…]

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[…]