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International Education Hubs

Student, Talent, Knowledge-Innovation Models

Knight, Jane (Ed.)

2014, VIII, 251 p. 4 illus.

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  • The first systematic study completed on the new development of International Education Hubs
  • Presents evidence and analysis supporting the finding that there are three types of International Education Hubs emerging: Student, Talent and Knowledge-Innovation
  • Wide geographic coverage - includes analysis of 10 education hubs in Asia, Africa and the Gulf region
  • Places the development of education hubs within the broader frameworks of crossborder education and internationalization

Education hubs are the newest development in the international higher education landscape. Countries, zones and cities are trying to position themselves as reputed centres for higher education and research. 

But given higher education’s current preoccupation with competitiveness, branding, and economic  benefits are education hubs merely a fad, a branding exercise, or are they an important innovation worthy of serious investment and attention?  This book tries to answer the question through a systematic and comparative analysis of the rationales, actors, policies, plans and accomplishments for six serious country level education hubs - United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Singapore and Botswana .

The in-depth case studies shows that "one size does not fit all". A variety of factors drive countries to prepare and position themselves as an education hub. They include income generation, soft power, modernization of domestic tertiary education sector, economic competitiveness, need for trained work force, and most importantly a desire to move towards a knowledge or service based economy. In response to these different motivations, three different types of education hubs are being developed: the student hub, talent hub, and knowledge/innovation hub.

Scholars, policy makers, professionals, students and senior decision makers from education, economics, geography, public policy, trade, migration will find that this book challenges some assumptions about crossborder education and provides new insights and information. 


Content Level » Research

Keywords » country level education hubs - crossborder education - economic competitiveness - internationalization - knowledge economy - knowledge innovation hub - knowledge-innovation hub - modernization of domestic tertiary education sector - qualifications recognition - service based economy - student hub - talent hub - trained workforce

Related subjects » Education & Language - Higher Education

Table of contents 

Dedication.- 1. Introduction; Jane Knight.- 2. Understanding Education Hubs within the Context of Crossborder Education; Jane Knight.- 3. An Analytical Framework for  Education Hubs: Student, Talent, Knowledge-Innovation; Jane Knight and Jack Lee.- 4. The Evolution of Qatar as an Education Hub: Moving to a Knowledge Economy; Arwa Ibnouf, Lois Dou and Jane Knight.- 5. United Arab Emirates Education Hub: A Decade of Development; Warren Halsey Fox and Sabha Al Shamisi.- 6. Hong Kong: The Quest for Regional Education Hub Status; Ka Ho Mok and Peter Bodycott.- 7. Malaysia: Becoming an Education Hub to Serve National Development; Mohd Ismail Abd Aziz and Doria Abdullah.- 8. Singapore: Building a Knowledge and Education Hub; Ravinder Sidhu, Ho Kong-Chong and  Brenda Yeoh.- 9. Botswana: Africa’s First Education Hub; Bridget Poppy John, David Wilmoth and Brian Mokopakgosi.- 10. Emerging Education Hubs: Korea, Sri Lanka, Mauritius, Bahrain; Lois Dou and Jane Knight.- 11. Comparative Analysis of Education Hubs; Jane Knight.- 12. Issues, Indicators, and Reflections; Jane Knight.- Bibliography.- Index.


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