Policy Paper: Developing Successful Transnational Education Hubs

As governments across the globe seek to enhance the competitiveness of their
countries 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 production. Yet, the notion of the education hub itself remains fuzzy.

This new policy paper by the Tim Rottleb, Jana Kleibert and Marc Schulze addresses stakeholders involved in designing and implementing policy frameworks of higher education hub projects that particularly include international branch campuses, as well as organisations involved in consulting, advertisement and support of the internationalisation of higher education. It draws on multiple field visits to transnational education hubs, and on 136 interviews with senior higher education managers and transnational education stakeholders in Europe, Asia and the Middle East conducted between 2018 and 2020. Based on this data, we identify key phases and challenges for developing a transnational education hub. From these findings we developed the following suggestions that should be taken into account for designing successful policies.

Download the full report here: https://leibniz-irs.de/medien/irs-dialog/developing-successful-transnational-education-hubs-key-challenges-for-policy-makers