This book examines issues of identity; positionality; community; value and relevance, to explore where transnational higher education is headed and what form it may take moving forwards.

Transnational higher education has traditionally been viewed through the lens of access. Now, the authors argue, higher education must think more closely about impact and legacy as changing patterns of student recruitment, reduced options for mobility and the need to establish value for money will be at the heart of the next stage of evolution. Drawing on international case studies from Europe, the Middle East and Central Asia, the book outlines the past, present and future of higher education working across national boundaries, and the extent to which this represents the globalisation of the university sector. The book opens with an analysis of the role of the university in both local and global contexts, moving on to explore policy and collaboration and then looking at emerging trends and activity in international higher education. The final section draws directly from students, to give their perspective and understanding of the core themes throughout the book.

This volume will have a wide readership amongst higher education scholars, undergraduate and postgraduate students and policy makers.

chapter |2 pages


ByChristopher Hill, Judith Lamie, Tim Gore

section Section 1|68 pages

What – strange bedfellows and playmates

chapter 41|25 pages

Consortia and academic networks

The reality of unfulfilled potential
ByJudith Lamie, Christopher Hill

chapter 2|13 pages

Regionalism and bilateralism post-Brexit

The effects of UK leaving the EU on higher education
ByTim Gore

chapter 3|16 pages

Mergers in international higher education

A realistic response in a time of crisis or simply a step too far?
ByJudith Lamie

chapter 4|12 pages

The civic agenda and the globalised university

Conflicting or compatible?
ByJudith Lamie, Tim Gore

section Section 2|38 pages

Where – policy and collaboration: Making friends and influencing people

chapter 6|6 pages

Transnational Education collaboration across borders

The German Jordanian University
BySamira Sarafandi

chapter 7|15 pages

Success of British quality systems in Uzbekistan

ByLobar Mukhamedova, Aleksey Semyonov

section Section 3|52 pages

How – emerging trends

chapter 1108|15 pages

Evolving models of transnational education

New partnerships and reducing risk. Why are we so afraid of change?
ByChristopher Hill

chapter 10|15 pages

Quality assurance of transnational education in Asia

ByAngela Yung Chi Hou, Pin Chuan Hsu, Hua Chi Chou, Arianna Fang Yu Lin

chapter 11|9 pages

Online delivery models

ByChristopher Hill

section Section 4|22 pages

Who – student voices

chapter 16212|18 pages

Responding to the student voice

Creating a new normal for engagement, learning and collaboration
ByJudith Lamie, Christopher Hill

chapter |2 pages


ByChristopher Hill, Judith Lamie, Tim Gore