2.3.1. Effective TNE affiliations and the future TNE potential for Australia

Date:  Thursday 8 October
Time: 1:00PM - 2:15PM
Location: P1

Session Type: Thematic session

Chair: A. Prof. Linda Taylor, Pro Vice-Chancellor International, Western Sydney University (Australia)

To market, to market: but where to from here? Re-examining the TNE potential for Australia (1032)

Transnational education (TNE) constitutes an important part of many Australian universities. In Australia, the top five transnational countries are Singapore, China, Malaysia, Vietnam and Hong Kong (Department of Education, 2014). In the report The Shape of Things to Come (British Council, 2013), Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong are ranked under ‘Group 1’ with the remaining two as ‘Group 3’. Group 1 countries are considered to have “the most favourable prospects as hosts of TNE programs over the next two to three years” (p. 6). Through a case study approach, this presentation will apply the Boston Consulting Group matrix on the TNE activities of one Australian university. Through assessment of its resources, its ability to manage quality, and the political and legislative changes of these top five countries, this presentation will suggest that Australian universities should look beyond these five countries to expand and sustain TNE.

Key interest area (KIA): TNE
Sector(s): HE

Dr Fion (Choon Boey) Lim, Educational Quality Coordinator (TNE and External Delivery), Victoria University, Australia