TRANSNATIONAL HIGHER EDUCATION AND 21st CENTURY EDUCATION
Education Hubs: How to Foster Meaningful Internationalisation and Strategic Partnerships
Competition dynamics affecting academic contexts require universities to have the ability to respond quickly to changes, and to influence trends even before those changes occur. With this in mind, strategic endeavours such as overseas education hubs, complement provisions by facilitating unique integrated pathways that immerse students in distinctive learning and professional environments. The education hub jointly created by Nottingham Trent University and I-Shou University is a good example of establishing a model of transnational education which provides an innovative response to the internationalisation agenda. One of the main purposes for the creation of an education hub is to alleviate the challenges for students to navigate from one system to the next by aligning processes and systems to ensure their success. Working very closely with a partner institution to develop innovative integrated programmes that are facilitated by a physical presence of one institution on the other partners campus is very appealing, however the alignment of regulations and customs, human resources, quality assurance, accreditation, language, fees and recruitment require careful attention. The purpose of this session is to reflect critically on the process undertaken by two universities to establish an education hub, in particular giving consideration to how challenges can be overcome.
- Critical reflection on the process undertaken to set up a successful Education Hub - Transcend challenges into opportunities - Recommendations for best practice - Looking at the wider impact of Education Hub on internationalisation at home - Critical reflection on the creation of strategic partnerships
Mr Chris Crabot
College International Manager
Business, Law and Social Sciences
Nottingham Trent University
As College International Manager, Chris is responsible for the implementation of Nottingham Trent University’s Connecting Globally strategy within the College of Business, Law and Social Sciences. He provides direction on international partnerships, collaborative education, student and staff mobility and internationalisation of the curriculum.
Dr Anna Warangkana Lin
Consultant in Internationalisation,
Dr. Anna Warangkana Lin received her doctoral degree in Education from The University of Hong Kong and MBA degree from University of Southern California. She is Consultant in Internationalization at I-Shou University. She was Dean of International and Cross-strait Affairs. Her current research concentrates on cultural approach in higher education development, comparative and international education, and internationalization in higher education.