As transnational higher education (TNE) has grown worldwide, institutions and regulators have tried to evolve quality assurance to match . Yet TNE continues to challenge quality assurance norms- in terms of the array of institutional and non-institutional actors, delivery mode specifics and interactions between host and source country processes and cultures. Institutions and regulators remain fundamentally national entities, while by definition TNE crosses national borders.
In 2015, with more than two decades of experience with TNE in a number of countrie s, what is the state-of-play on quality assurance? What does institutional good practice look like? To what extent are TNE-specific regulations spelled out versus integration under a broader quality code? Are quality assurance arrangements for TNE increasingly homogeneous between countries, or do major differences remain? Which are examples of host and source country cooperation?
In 2015, what do we know about the quality of TNE higher education in different countries? To what extent are prospective students able to make informed decisions about TNE options in terms of the study experienceand academic and employment outcomes?
The “Quality Beyond Boundaries” initiative, whereby a number of major TNE hubs- Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore and UAE- are forging an alliance, is an intriguing drive towards identifying commonality. This workshop will bring together institutional and regulator voices internationally to debate present and future TNE quality assurance. Attendees will leave with a more rounded understanding of arrangements in different countries and institutions, a clearer sense of evolving good practice, and an expanded network of contacts.