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The private nature of cross-border higher education

Kinser, Kevin; Lane, Jason E.

Many observers have noted that the relatively easy international mobility of students, faculty, and curriculum facilitates the growth of cross-border higher education. Equally important, new foreign providers are encouraged in many countries by a policy environment that supports private-sector involvement in education. Private higher education institutions, especially for-profit providers, are clearly interested in the cross-border market. Still, public-sector institutions have been and continue to be significant participants in cross-border higher education. When abroad, however, these public institutions nearly always operate and are legally recognized as private entities. Indeed, most foreign operations are supported primarily through tuition and fees and typically do not receive funding from either the home or the host governments.

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Document Title: The private nature of cross-border higher education
Journal: International Higher Education
Volume: 52
Issue: Summer

Document Type:Journal Article (Peer Reviewed)
Subject Area:Research
Keywords:Private Higher Education, Private Education, Regulation of Private Higher Education

File Size:52 KB
Date Added:28 September 2011

The private nature of cross-border higher education