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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Kleibert & Schulze (2021) EduCity in Iskandar Malaysia: Eine transnationale Bildungszone als Megaprojekt

Jana Kleibert and Marc Schulze published a new paper in the Geographische Rundschau Special Issue “Mega projects in Asia”. The paper gives a glimpse of EduCity in the Johor-Singapore cross-border global city-region. Jana Kleibert & Marc Schulze (2021) EduCity in Iskandar Malaysia: Eine transnationale Bildungszone als Megaprojekt. Geographische Rundschau. https://www.westermann.de/anlage/4629098/EduCity-in-Iskandar-Malaysia-Eine-transnationale-Bildungszone-als-Megaprojekt

Schulze (2020) Of bumping and bending: Foreign universities’ FDI strategies in Malaysia

Marc Schulze’s latest paper investigates how transnationally operating universities have interacted with state regulation of the higher education sector in Malaysia and strategically modified their geographical configuration. Marc Schulze (2020) Of Bumping and Bending: Foreign Universities’ FDI Strategies in Malaysia. Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie. https://doi.org/10.1111/tesg.12472

Kleibert, Bobée, Rottleb & Schulze (2020) Transnational education zones: Towards an urban political economy of ‘education cities’

The research groups’ paper explores universities’ role as transnational urban actors in the political economy and develops the concept of transnational education zones. Jana Kleibert, Alice Bobée, Tim Rottleb & Marc Schulze (2020) Transnational Education Zones: Towards an Urban Political Economy of ‘Education Cities’. Urban Studies. https://doi.org/10.1177/0042098020962418

Kleibert (2020) Brexit geographies of transnational education: Uncertainty, ‘global Britain’ and European (re-)integration

Jana Kleibert’s new article discusses how the economic geographies of TNE are re-modified by British universities’ spatial strategies under conditions of uncertainty over Brexit. Jana M. Kleibert (2020) Brexit geographies of transnational education: Uncertainty, ‘global Britain’ and European (re-)integration. Territory, Politics, Governance. https://doi.org/10.1080/21622671.2020.1837222