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The shape of things to come 2: The evolution of transnational education


John McNamara, with Dr Jane Knight and Dr Rozilini M Fernandez-Chung

About this report

Going Global 2013 saw the launch of research from the British Council entitled ‘The shape of things to come 2: The evolution of transnational education’ – a piece of work which maps the evolution of transnational education (TNE) globally, with a particular focus on the impact on host countries, and how its provision has supported national education agendas over time.

The research provides answers to the following questions:

  • How has TNE evolved globally?
  • What has been the impact of TNE on the host countries?
  • What are the fundamental drivers for aspiring education hub countries?
  • Which models of TNE are best fitted to particular environments?

Through conducting this research, the British Council have created:

  • An Opportunities Matrix: Detailed regulatory and market environment analysis of 25 countries.
  • Case studies, detailing the evolution of TNE in three major host countries.