Exploring the impacts of transnational education on host countries: a pilot study

Transnational education (TNE) is a topic of increasing importance in the overall higher education landscape. This report summarises the results of a pilot study we undertook to explore the impacts of TNE on ten host countries including Vietnam.

This pilot study has informed a larger investigation into the impacts of TNE which the British Council have undertaken in partnership with German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), and with further support from Australian Education International (AEI), the Institute of International Education (IIE) and Campus France.

The specific objectives of the study are:

  • To gather opinions from higher education experts and students enrolled in TNE programmes on the impacts of foreign education programmes being offered in host countries through different TNE modes of delivery.
  • To use the opinions and empirical data to make some indicative and illustrative observations on the impacts of TNE on host countries.
  • To use the pilot study research methodology and findings to inform a larger study on the impacts of TNE on host countries

The report is available only in English.