Wednesday 09 November 2016 -
10:00 to 13:30
The Royale Chulan Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

British Council & DAAD pre OBHE Global Forum workshop: Towards a Common TNE Classification Framework

Transnational Education is growing in scope, scale and complexity and represents a significant component of the international higher education landscape. In several countries TNE accounts for over 10% of HE provision, and over 25% in a few of the most active TNE host countries. Yet, almost all countries struggle to gather robust data on TNE delivered in their jurisdiction or by their institutions. The main challenge relates to lack of a consistent approach to terminology and classification of the various forms of TNE, both within and across countries.

Over the past 3 year, the British Council and DAAD have collaborated to develop a ‘Common TNE Classification Framework’ to help countries collect more accurate and timely TNE data. The purpose of this workshop is to engage and consult with participants about the framework - which remains a work in progress - and to discuss examples of how ministries of education, quality assurance and accreditation agencies, recognition bodies, and universities and colleges (in sending and host countries) can benefit from adopting a common international approach to classifying the various TNE delivery modes.  

The workshop will be interactive and participatory in nature, and will seek to identify stakeholders’ key issues, challenges and enablers around development and adoption of a Common TNE Classification Framework; as well as collection and management of TNE data, including existing and potential uses of the data. 

Keynote speakers

John McNamara, Director of Research, McNamara Economic Research

Kevin Van-Cauter, Senior Higher Education Advisor, Internationalization, British Council

Susanne Kamuller, DAAD


Only those registered for the OBHE Global Forum are eligible to attend the BC/DAAD pre-conference workshop.

The workshop is likely to be of interested to: policy makers with responsibility for international education in a ministry of education, quality assurance agency, or other statutory body with an international education mandate; as well as senior representatives from university / college associations, and TNE active universities and colleges.


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