New Orleans, Louisiana
June 26, 2016
June 26, 2016
August 28, 2016
There has been an explosive growth in multinational collaborations in higher education recently, with a number of UK universities engaged in programmes around the world. The University of XXXX is actively contributing to this growth. It opened the doors at its first overseas campus in Singapore in August 2011, in collaboration with Singapore AAA (SAA). In September 2013, it launched a joint education programme in Chengdu, China with the University of ZZZ of China (UZZZC). Both campuses in Asia offer undergraduate engineering degree programmes; mechanical and aerospace in Singapore, electrical and electronics in China. Already, the total number of students enrolled in these programmes is almost equal to the undergraduate engineering population enrolled at the UoX campus in XXXX. Expansion of the undergraduate programmes in terms of the number degree programmes and the disciplines covered as well as the development of graduate research are under consideration at both the University of XXXX – Singapore (UXS) and UoX-UZZZC (University of XXXX-University of ZZZ of China). While there are similarities between the two overseas campuses, there are also significant differences in the relationships between UoX and its partner institutions, the governmental regulations that must be observed at each location, the needs of the constituents of each of the degree programmes – the students, staff, and employers, and the decisions that were made internally at UoX as it established each collaboration. These and other factors led to two different organizational structures, which have influenced the approaches taken at UXS and UoX-UZZZC to manage the academic programmes, students, staff and partnerships. The two models used to create and grow the UXS and UoX-UZZZC collaborations will be explained, highlighting how the various internal and external factors contributed to their similarities and differences. Shared best practices as well as best practices that are specific to one or the other collaborative model will be described. Challenges that remain as well as new challenges that arise as each collaboration continues to evolve will be discussed.
Meehan, K., & Radice, G. (2016, June), Models for International Collaborative Undergraduate Engineering Programmes Paper presented at 2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, New Orleans, Louisiana. 10.18260/p.25745
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