Transnational education (TNE) is widely acknowledged to have significant potential to expand access, provide a catalyst for enhancing quality in teaching, academic and professional services, and generate additional income. However, despite becoming an increasingly prominent feature of the international HE landscape, robust intelligence of the true nature and scope of TNE worldwide remains elusive.
British Council, DAAD and others have researched the global TNE landscape and investigated the impact of TNE, but the lack of robust data on TNE activity and enrolments makes a detailed assessment of the impact of TNE a considerable challenge.
For 2015 the British Council and DAAD have led a new project to review the data collection systems in place in ten host countries and to assess how these systems can be improved upon.
After hearing details about this latest research project, the panel (including the views of the representative of a TNE host country) will discuss the implications of the research findings and the recommendations of the research. The value of reliable TNE data for HE policy and planning will be explored.