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

Ka Ho Joshua MOK

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Abstract

In recent decades, trade in higher education services has become increasingly popular in Asia. Realising 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) programs 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. Copyright © 2012 International Association of Universities.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)225-241
JournalHigher Education Policy
Volume25
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2012

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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.

Keywords

  • Mobility
  • Malaysia
  • Singapore
  • Transnational higher education
  • Regional education hub
  • Learning experience