World Economies and the Distribution of International Branch Campuses

  • Li Zhang
  • Kevin Kinser
  • Yunyu Shi
Keywords: international branch campus (IBC), world economies, higher education import and export

Abstract

The international branch campus (IBC) has become a noticeable mode of internationalization in higher education, and has garnered great attention from the public and the media. Perhaps because the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia have been the dominant exporting countries, this phenomenon has sometimes been critiqued as a strategy that promotes the interests of developed countries over those of developing countries. However, our analysis of IBC distribution using an economic framework provided by the World Economic Forum suggests that economic competitiveness is more important to the development of IBCs than a dated developed-to-developing.

Author Biographies

Li Zhang

Li Zhang is a doctoral student in the Department of Educational Administration and Policy Studies and research assistant for the Cross-Border Education Research Team (C-BERT) at the State University of New York at Albany

Kevin Kinser

Kevin Kinser is associate professor and chair of the Department of Educational Administration and Policy Studies and co-director of C-BERT at the State University of New York at Albany.

Yunyu Shi

Yunyu (Stephanie) Shi is a visiting scholar in the Department of Educational Administration and Policy Studies and researcher for C-BERT at State University of New York at Albany

Published
2014-09-01
How to Cite
Zhang, L., Kinser, K., & Shi, Y. (2014). World Economies and the Distribution of International Branch Campuses. International Higher Education, (77), 8-9. https://doi.org/10.6017/ihe.2014.77.5674
Section
Mobility and Internationalization