Report paints portrait of transnational education student

September 10, 2012

Students participating in transnational education (TNE) -- learning in a different nation from where the degree-awarding institution is located -- are less concerned about the awarding institution's reputation and more about a flexible learning environment and a close fit with regard to subjects available for study, according to the British Council's Education Intelligence Unit's just-released "Portrait of a Transnational Education Student." Based on more than 160,000 student responses from 2007 until September 2012, the survey found that enthusiasm for TNE has increased across all regions since 2007. One in 4 students was considering TNE in some form, whether wholly or partially administered in their native country. Some of the nations with the highest interest in TNE degrees included Argentina, Brazil, Croatia, Hong Kong, Jamaica, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, the Philippines, Russia, and Zambia. University World News