Miguel Antonio Lim is Senior Lecturer in Education at the University of Manchester, UK, with special focus on Education and International Development at the University’s School of Environment, Education, and Development (SEED).
At this seminar, the evolving role of transnational higher education (TNHE) as part of wider national development policy will be discussed.
Using the case of Sino-foreign educational partnerships, Dr Lim will outline several features of the evolution of policies to govern and achieve more ‘equal’ partnerships.
In China, TNHE partnerships are seen as an important part of its drive to build ‘World Class Universities’. Its case shows an increasing orientation towards quality over quantity of partnerships and a growing role for urban and regional geopolitics in the choice of its HE partnerships.