Title

The rise of transnational higher education in Asia : student mobility and studying experiences in Singapore and Malaysia

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Higher Education Policy

Publication Date

6-1-2012

Volume

25

Issue

2

First Page

225

Last Page

241

Keywords

learning experience, regional education hub, transnational higher education, Singapore, Malaysia, mobility

Abstract

In recent decades, trade in higher education services has become increasingly popular in Asia. Realizing the importance and the economic potential of higher education not only for generating national incomes, but also for asserting soft power in the highly competitive world, the governments of Malaysia and Singapore have put serious efforts in questing for the regional education hub status, engaging overseas partners to diversify transnational higher education (TNHE) programmes catering for local citizens' and foreign students' pressing education demand. In this context, this article aims to examine TNHE degree students' evaluation of their studying experiences in Singapore and Malaysia in a way to apprehend the progress, achievement and difficulties of these two potential education hubs in Asia.

DOI

10.1057/hep.2012.6

Print ISSN

09528733

E-ISSN

17403863

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Recommended Citation

Mok, K. H. (2012). The rise of transnational higher education in Asia: Student mobility and studying experiences in Singapore and Malaysia. Higher Education Policy, 25(2), 225-241. doi: 10.1057/hep.2012.6