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VIRTUAL EVENT: ‘Education cities’ to transnational education zones

29 April 2021, 2:00 pm–3:00 pm

University students studying in the library. Image: Tony Slade for UCL Digital Media

This webinar will take a deeper look at the rise of offshore campuses around the world.

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to

All

Availability

Yes

Cost

Free

Organiser

Centre for Global Higher Education

One curious feature of the marketisation and internationalisation of higher education has been the rise of offshore campuses.

Offshore campuses are physical presences of higher education institutions in another country, offering international degrees in the name of the foreign higher education provider. 

Governments have actively tried to attract these transnational education providers in a quest to become ‘international education hubs’ or ‘education cities' that are deemed vital for fostering the knowledge economy. In several countries, these efforts are characterised by multiple foreign higher education providers co-locating within a specific zone.

This webinar will take a deeper look at these projects around the world and analyse how universities become enrolled as transnational urban actors in the development and transformation of cities, in Malaysia, Korea, Qatar and Dubai. 

Speaker

  • Jana Kleibert, Leibniz Institute for Research on Society and Space and Humboldt University of Berlin

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Image: Tony Slade for UCL Digital Media